A discussion on the General Agreement on Trade with Sir James Goldsmith and Laura D’Andrea Tyson.
In this episode I am joined by Mike Green of Simplify Asset Management for a discussion on the US China relationship. We covered the rise of China and its key strategic objectives, how the US faces challenges internally, rising inequality as a vector of attack, the relationship between capital and labor, and finally a path forward for the future.
Sir James Michael “Jimmy” Goldsmith (26 February 1933 18 July 1997) was an Anglo-French financier. Towards the end of his life, he became a magazine publisher and a politician. In 1994, he was elected to represent France as a Member of the European Parliament and he subsequently founded the short-lived eurosceptic Referendum Party in Britain.
In this interview, Sir Goldsmith discusses the ramifications of free-trade agreements that were about to take place in 1994 (GATT), as you can retrospectively see, he correctly predicted many of the things that happened after that.