This is a totally false history. The Reagan administration "granted more import relief to U.S. industry than any of his predecessors in more than half a century" (Secretary of the Treasury James Baker), with non-tarrif barriers (NTBs) that were "three times those of other leading countries."
 See also Chomsky, Noam. "Industrial Policy for the Nineties." World Orders, Old and New. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994. 106-119. https://www.amazon.com/World-Orders-Old-Noam-Chomsky/dp/0231...
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