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Poor Advice for the Poor; Communism Kills COVID

Poor Advice for the Poor Former South African trade minister Rob Davies had some advice for developing countries that reflects the WTO’s leaderless, rudderless future. While correctly attacking the nativist policy of the Trump Administration, Davies doubled down on the nativist trade policy of developing countries. He hailed China, a model that few developing countries have even a chance of emulating, while embracing protectionism as a right and correct policy.  Speaking to the Geneva-based South Centre, Mr. Davies declared the trade protections of special and differential treatment an inalienable right. He advised poor countries to adopt a “Digital Industrial Policy” with data sovereignty, in and of itself an oxymo...

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