Can San Diego learn to love trade?


“We really punch above our weight,” said David Shirk, the former director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego.

The trade component of this economic performance depends on Los Angeles-area infrastructure, according to a 2011 analysis by Steve Erie, a UCSD expert on infrastructure investment….

Shirk, the USD professor, observes that if anything, our inability to build trade infrastructure appropriate to our economic heft suggests that Big Business doesn’t have nearly enough power, and hasn’t for a very long time.

Can San Diego learn to love trade?|