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  • Executive Memorandum posted November 18, 1992 by Bryan T. Saving GATT: How to Prevent a Trade War

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 11/18/92 344 SAVING GATT: HOW TO PREVENT A TRADE WAR The United States and the European Community (EQ stand at the brink of a trade war that easily could spi- ral out of control, leading to a spate of tit-for-tat protectionism with a worl dwide decrease in industrial produc- tion and higher prices, lost jobs, and…

  • Backgrounder posted April 8, 1992 by Bryan T. Preparing for a Free Market Cuba

    (Archived document, may contain errors) INTRODUCTION f3rnODU 'P Y 7 euba today is suffering its wmt economic Crisis since Fidel Castro seized control Cubas short-t erm strategy should be to d Quickly privatize state-owned enterprises, returning them to individuals, and a4 Establish a stable, convertible currency a4 Establish a legal and institutional framework…

  • Backgrounder posted January 31, 1992 by Bryan T. Forging Alliances to Bust Into the Japanese Market

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 876 C 3 K INTRODUCTION George Bush's trip to Japh is ovcr.whtthg is .attempt s togah pa& ac cess to the Japanese market f& American industiies will yield results has yet to be seen. What is unfortunate is that much of the American gov&me.nt's crigcism of Japan distracts ahntion from itforms in…

  • Executive Memorandum posted January 13, 1992 by Bryan T. Why Bush Failed in Japan

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 1/13/92 317 WHY BUSH FAMED IN JAPAN GeorgeBush's trip to Japan last week focused almost entimly on removing Japanese trade barrien to American goods and pressing Japanese car retailers to purchase more automobiles made by American firms. To be sure, Bush correctly emphasized to Tokyo's Oolitical leaders that…

  • Backgrounder posted November 6, 1991 by Bryan T. Making America More Competitive with Foreign Investment

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 864 November 6,1991 MAKING AMERICA MORE COmlTIlW WITH FOREIGN INTRODUCTION Foreign direct invest ment in the united States has ccpuibuted gmtly to the coulltly's economic grpwth over the past two centuries. In the 18008, kip capital financed most of America's bridges, canals, railroads and other infrastruc tun. Today,…

  • Backgrounder posted July 8, 1991 by Bryan T. A Message to the New World Bank President

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 838 July 8,1991 A MESSAGE TO THE NEW WORLD BANK PRESIDE INTRODUCTION LewisT. Preston, retired chairman of J.P. Morgan and Company, this spring officially was selected as new president of the World Bank, having been nomina ted by George Bush. The America nominee always has been made World Bank president. This September 1,…

  • Backgrounder posted January 18, 1991 by Bryan T. A U.S. Strategy for GATT

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 804 January 18,1991 INTRODUCTION The multilateral trade negotiations of the General Agreement onTariffs and Trade GATT called the Uruguay Round since they were launched in Punta del Este, Uruguay in 1986, are in disarray. No agreement was reached by the scheduled December 7 deadline. The Bush Administration has indicated…

  • Executive Memorandum posted September 28, 1990 by Bryan T. The Textile Import Restriction Bill Deserves a Bush Veto

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 9/28/90 284 THE TEXTILE IMPORT RESTRICTION BILL DESERVESA BUSH VETO George Bush plans to veto a protectionist trade bill that he has just received from Congress. The Textile, Apparel and Footwear Act of 1990 (H.R. 4496, S. 2411) would tighten America's al ready tough import restrictions on textile and apparel…

  • Backgrounder posted July 25, 1990 by Bryan T. Managed Trade: Making America Less Competitive

    (Archived document, may contain errors) NO. 1060 November 9,1995 The Heritage Foundation 214 Massachusetts Avenue N.E. Washington, D.C. 20002-4999 (202) 546440 0 HE RISINGTHREAT OF REVOLUTIONARY ISLAM IN ALGERIA INTRODUCTION Algeria is engulfed in a bloody civil war that has claimed around 40,000 lives since January 19 92. In that month the Algerian army…

  • Executive Memorandum posted May 4, 1990 by Bryan T. Time to End U.S. Textile Import Restrictions

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 5/4/90 265 TIME TO END U.S. TEXTILE IMPORT RESTRICTIONS The United States is usually quick to denounce the protectionist trade policies of other countries. At times, however, it is disturbingly mute about its own protectionist sins. This seems to be the case with the legislati on (S. 2411 and H.R.…

  • Backgrounder posted March 2, 1990 by Edward L.; Johnson, Bryan T. Why Asia Grows and Africa Doesn't

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 756 March 2,1990 WHY ASIA GROWSANDAFRICA DOES INTRODUCTION In the 1960s, as the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa gained independence from their colonial rulers, their economic futures looked bright. Free of problems associated with imperialism, and many rich in natural resources these new countries seemed on the road to…

  • Executive Memorandum posted November 2, 1989 by Bryan T. A Billion Dollar Supercomputer Boondoggle?

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 11/2/89 255 A BILLION DOLLAR SUPERCOMPUTER BOONDOGGLE? In a report released in September, Director of the White House Office of Science. and,Technol- ogy Policy (OSTP) Alan Bromely calls for a "...fe derally coordinated government, industry, and university..." program to develop a futuristic…

  • Backgrounder posted September 22, 1989 by Edward L.; Johnson, Bryan T. Why the World Bank Should Read Its Own Report

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 727 September 22,1989 WHYTHEWORLD BANK SHOULD READ ITS OWN REPORT INTRODUCTION As the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) prepare to convene their annual meeting in Washington next week, the delegates should study w hat could become the hottest new publication on economic development. It is the World…

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