The Lure of the Protectionist Sirens in The Age of Globalization

— By Christopher Linnan — In Greek mythology, there are three (i) creatures called the Sirens who reside on the rocky island of Anthemoessa together. They lure passing sailors with their gorgeous voices and beautiful melodies, but when the seamen reach the island, they are shipwrecked. Economic protectionism is no different, as it offers the tantalizing…

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Bribery and suspicion at the immigration office

It’s finished. And the bribe wasn’t all that big. Now let’s be clear, Americans do not pay bribes. It’s illegal. Look up the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and then the comparable legislation in Europe (it doesn’t exist) and marvel at the sincere commitment we have made to ending corruption. It’s quite something to say, “You…