Bridging the Trade-Environment Divide, Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 15, no. 3 (2001)
Protection. For free traders, this word represents the consummate evil. For environmentalists, it is the ultimate good. Of course, for the trade community, “protection” conjures up dark images of Smoot and Hawley, while the environmental camp sees clear mountain streams, lush green forests, and piercing blue skies. One cannot blame all of the tensions at the trade-environment interface on linguistic differences, but these competing perspectives are emblematic of a deep clash of cultures, theories, and assumptions.
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Esty, Daniel C., "Bridging the Trade-Environment Divide" (2001). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 435.