I’m trying to avoid commenting on campaign stuff, because I already know who I’m voting for and chances are you readers probably all know who you’re voting for as well. However, I think that this Timothy Noah piece on John Kerry’s proposal to end the corporate tax break for shipping jobs overseas is worth reading. I’m a strong proponent of free trade. America has benefitted throughout its history from free trade, and I am eager for other developing countries to benefit as well (and for us to reap the benefits of lower costs on goods that derive from free trade). However, when it comes to corporate income, taxing overseas revenue at a lower rate than domestic revenue is just stupid. I’m glad that this is the main plank of Kerry’s trade platform. It’s common sense, it’s not protectionist, and it’s something that should already have been done.