Monday, May 27, 2024

Protectionism cloaked as citizen empowerment poses significant economic risks

It’s commendable that those leading our economic policy are actively seeking ways to propel us toward achieving high-income status by 2036. After all, who wouldn’t aspire to enjoy the elevated quality of life synonymous with nations like Ireland, South Korea, Switzerland, Chile, and Singapore? However one gets apprehensive that some of the pronounced  tools that public policy makers are deploying to get us  to high income are  protectionism  tinged with discrimination of non-citizen owned businesses. 

There's more to this story

But to keep reading, we need you to subscribe.

Investigative journalism is an indispensable part of a healthy society, but it's also expensive to produce. We are reliant on subscriptions to fund our work, and while you can enjoy most of our stories for free, a small number of premium features are reserved for subscribers.

You can subscribe for one week, a month or a full year - the choice is yours.

Save 77% on an annual subscription. Click here to find out how.

Existing subscribers can log in to keep reading here.


Read this week's paper