Alfred E. Eckes

Alfred E. Eckes is Ohio Eminent Research Professor at Ohio University and a former chairman and commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Latest by Alfred E. Eckes in Chronicles

  • Cowboy Capitalism Lessons From the Asian Meltdown
    July 1998

    Cowboy Capitalism Lessons From the Asian Meltdown

    As the Asian financial and currency crisis spun out of control, the world glimpsed the dark side of the new international economic order. It is highly efficient—linking global markets for goods and money—but dangerously unstable and asymmetrical.

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  • Cobden's Pyrrhic Victory
    October 1995

    Cobden's Pyrrhic Victory

    Bill Clinton and Richard Cobden, a 19th-century English anti-Corn Law crusader, have more in common than consonants in their surnames. As economic internationalists, both trumpeted commerce as the panacea for attaining world peace and prosperity.

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  • The Grass in American Streets
    March 1994

    The Grass in American Streets

    During his debate with Citizen Perot, Vice President Al Gore joined a distinguished list of misinformed public officials when he bashed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff.

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  • The Notorious Star Chamber

    NAFTA—the North American Free Trade Agreement—is not unlike the notorious star chamber, where the king and counsellors of medieval England secretly meted out justice without concern for precedent.

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  • Selling Out—Past and Present
    May 1993

    Selling Out—Past and Present

    Many who leave Main Street, U.S.A., to do good in Washington, D.C., remain on to do well for themselves. Since the beginnings of the American Republic, thousands of former congressmen, staff assistants, and senior officials in the executive branch have trod that familiar career path.

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