The Smith Soc chapter at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business hosted a debate on trade issues on Monday, March 27. Manhattan Institiue fellow Oren Cass and John K. Veroneau, a partner at Covington & Burling LLP. The debate was hosted by Georgetown professor J. Bradford Jensen.
Professor Jensen led a thoughtful discussion of the primary issues in U.S. trade policy. The discussion ranged from a discussion of how much U.S. trade deficits were actually hurting the American economy, to what U.S. response should be to countries who are "not playing by the rules." The participants also discussed the relevance of the WTO, and talked about the viability of wage subsidies. An energetic Q&A from Georgetown MBA students followed the formal debate.