Michel Rocard

Former prime minister of France, Michel Rocard, passed away on July 2, 2016. New York Times obituary: “Our social system kills the goose that lays the golden eggs,” Mr. Rocard told the newsmagazine Le Point in an extensive interview two weeks ago. “As many start-ups are born every year in…

Confused policies, 1960s edition

Sometimes, anti-trade policies are pursued on purpose. This example that I found in a biography of George Kennan displays the other, unintentional channel: Then on June 6 Senator William Proxmire of Wisconsin, citing Tito's handling of the "nonaligned" conference, proposed an amendment to the foreign aid bill denying…