Against the Grain: How Lumber Quotas Hammer Home Buyers
Wall Street Journal
August 11, 2000
American lumber users are effectively making their voices heard in the long-running softwood lumber trade dispute. Their pitch is that free trade will benefit not only lumber-using businesses but millions of American homebuyers as well. Lumber-using workers outnumber lumber-producing workers by better than 25 to 1. The organization of lumber users into an active coalition has wrought a dramatic change in the politics of the lumber dispute.