As you can probably tell, this anti-dumping case has gotten me fired up. Whenever I see companies angling for artificial protection from competitors at the expense of everyone else in the market, it makes my blood boil. What's to stop any US company who can't compete with global competitors from filing anti-dumping complaints to a sympathetic, protectionist system inclined to side with the "fair-trade" perspective? It's bullshit, if you ask me. So on the advice of my doctor who wanted to get my blood pressure down, I thought that there might be a more comical way to look at the situation ...
If you're coming to this political cartoon without context, please check out these posts to learn more:
No Sleep for the Weary: USITC Will Hear Leggett & Platt Anti-Dumping Petition
No Sleep for the Weary: USITC Will Hear Leggett & Platt Anti-Dumping Petition (Part 2)
Leggett and Platt -- Increasing Prices While Filing Anti-Dumping Complaints
"Anti-Dumping" Should be Called "Save the Fat Cats" at Everyone Else's Expense ...
- Jason Busch