FROM TIME TO TIME WE WILL POST COMMENTS RELATED TO THE DAILY CHORE OF PUBLISHING THE NEWSLETTER.
WE WECOME COMMENTS, CRITICISMS AND PRAISE FROM OUR READERS ABOUT WHAT WE PUBLISH HERE AND WHAT WE PRINT IN WTD.
Below is the first -- and only -- editorial we did in the newsletter on January 18, 1988. We think is stands today and offers our own editorial philosophy.
Jim and Mary Berger
Hopefully, this will be the only time that the editor will have to write something about the philosophy driving this new publication.
Trade is serious business. Not only for businesses, but for mankind. The free flow of trade contributes to a peaceful world; it puts food in the bellies of hungry people and provides employment all over the world.
The threat to free trade is real. What some countries do to “protect” their economic base by limiting trade is economically counterproductive, but often politically attractive.
Washington Trade Week will work hard to see that the public is informed on issues of vital importance to them. It will balance straight news reporting with analyses of trade policy trends.
This editor welcomes letters, comments and suggestions on what we print.