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The G20’s Misguided Globalism

The failure to maintain open trade policies is not really a failure of global cooperation, but rather a failure of domestic policy. On trade and many other issues, the G20 and other international fora should limit the scope of collective action to policies aimed at supplying genuine public goods.

HAMBURG – This year’s G20 summit in Hamburg promises to be among the more interesting in recent years. For one thing, US President Donald Trump, who treats multilateralism and international cooperation with cherished disdain, will be attending for the first time.