NY TIMES: Unlikely Allies in the Fight Against Free Trade

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Ms. Stockman is a member of the editorial board.

They met in the 1990s, at an event about the North American Free Trade Agreement, where they were the only people arguing against it. He was a conservative trade lawyer who filed anti-dumping cases on behalf of American steel companies and predicted that the treaty would hurt American jobs. (It did.) She was a liberal activist with a consumer advocacy organization who planned protests featuring giant puppets. Her worry was that NAFTA’s rules would hurt working people and override U.S. legal standards on food safety and the environment. (They did.)


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