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T. Norman Van Cott

Works Published inThe Free MarketMises Daily Article

T. Norman Van Cott, an adjunct scholar with the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, is professor of economics at Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

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If Imports Were Truly Bad for an Economy, Military Blockades Would Not Exist

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/08/2018

If modern claims about the harm of free trade are true, then Lincoln must have been helping the Confederacy with his military blockade.

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Relative Prices Matter: Why Cost-of-Living Indexes Don't Tell Us Much

Value and Exchange

Blog09/26/2018

When people change cities, they are likely to change their consumption patterns — which means a simple cost-of-living index doesn't tell us what it should.

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A Tax on Imports Might as Well Be a Tax on Exports

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog07/26/2018

The Constitutional ban on export duties has always been a hollow victory. Export tariffs are analytically equivalent to import tariffs.

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How a Free-Trade Zone Made the United States Great

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog04/24/2018

The lack of trade barriers between the US states offers lessons for US trade relations with other countries.

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The Way Markets Allocate Goods Is Truly Amazing

Free Markets

Blog03/27/2018

Market prices will continually be gravitating towards prices where all willing buyers can find willing sellers and all willing sellers can find willing buyers.

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