Why Voters Don’t Buy It When Economists Say Global Trade Is Good. N. Gregory Mankiw, July 29, 2016, Opinion, “One defining characteristic of recent political debate — in the United States and abroad — is anxiety about foreigners. You see it in Donald Trump’s railing against immigrants and trade agreements. It may well be part of Hillary Clinton’s shift, under pressure from Bernie Sanders, against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which she once embraced as “the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade.Link