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March 30, 2002

I don’t know either Regarding the subject now fixed in blogdom’s collective mind as “bailiffs and terriers,” Christine Quinones asked, in an email I should have run a couple of weeks ago:
With respect to the current controversy over steel tariffs: I92ve seen it talked about for some time that the dollar is overvalued relative to other countries92 currencies, and that this is a problem for a number of reasons. Isn92t this precisely an instance where a drop in the value of the dollar would resolve the problem the steel industry faces much faster and more effectively than the gerrymandered tariff that George W. Bush is trying to cobble together? I mean, American steel would then be price-competitive with foreign steel, steelworkers could preserve their jobs, and American consumers of steel wouldn92t have tough tax vs. patriotism decisions to worry about. And the market would resolve the problem, just as Republicans tell us it always does! What92s not to like? Makes me wonder who could possibly benefit from the over-strong dollar such that this hasn92t already happened.
I’ve had a bunch of other emailed comments and contributions to ongoing discussions over the last week that I just haven’t managed to make use of, and in most cases, the discussions in question are now somewhat old news. For which I apologize. (I’m pretty behind on email in general, and I doubt I’ll catch up much while travelling, either.) (Of course, another reason is that I’ve been stunned into quiescence by today’s emailed offer to “Trace the Nielsenhayden Family Tree!”) [11:40 AM]
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Vijay Bowen ::: (view all by) ::: April 02, 2002, 07:12 AM:

"Trace the Nielsenhayden Family Tree!"aaI must admit, that if I had money to waste, I'd love to see what they came up with. How far away from the British Crown do you think they'd find you?

Christopher Hatton ::: (view all by) ::: April 02, 2002, 04:56 PM:

Are you related to the Rita and Peter Hayden of Ann Arbor, MI, who fund all those NPR programs?