Im-Politic: A World Trade Organization Pull-Out Proposal that Falls Sadly Short

I can barely describe how much I wanted to like Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley’s May 6 op-ed piece in The New York Times calling for a U.S. withdrawal from the World Trade Organization (WTO). That’s why I can also barely describe the growing disappointment I felt as I read through it.  At best, it deserves only an “A for effort” grade.

First, let’s give Hawley (considerable) credit where it’s due. As I’ve been arguing since it went into business at the start of 1995, and in fact was predicting during the national debate preceding Congress’ approval of the idea the fall before, the WTO has gravely harmed crucial American economic interests. (This recent post briefy summarizes my views.)

Let’s also give The Times op-ed page credit for running an article that’s even more strongly opposed to the pre-Trump U.S. trade policy status quo than President Trump has been –

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Effect of Politics on Organization and Employees

What is Politics ?

  • Employees who do not believe in working hard depend on nasty politics to make their position secure at the workplace.
  • Employees play politics simply to come in the limelight and gain undue attention and appreciation from the seniors.
  • Politics refers to irrational behavior of the individuals at the workplace to obtain advantages which are beyond their control.
  • No body has ever gained anything out of politics; instead it leads to a negative ambience at the workplace.

Effects of politics on organization and employees:

  1. Decrease in overall productivity

    • Politics lowers the output of an individual and eventually affects the productivity of the organization.
    • Common observation says that individuals who play politics at the workplace pay less attention to their work.
    • They are more interested in leg pulling and back biting. They spend most of their times criticizing their fellow workers.
    • As a result of politics at
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