The China Threat Meets the China Reality

The view that China is an urgent enough economic threat to justify a broad rejection of free markets is mostly misguided.

Dear Capitolisters,

On the list of Washington priorities right now, the need to do something about China is at or near the top, and therefore motivates a lot of policy proposals—often seeded by lobbyists or special interest groups—that politicians might otherwise oppose. For example, we see supposed free marketer…

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