Protectionism and Free Trade

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More Protectionism and Regulation Won't Fix the Economy

ImmigrationProtectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/13/2020

Trade controls and immigration quotas are just more government regulation. And that won't help revive the economy.

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Facing Economic Disaster, France Turns against Globalism

Protectionism and Free TradeWorld HistoryInterventionism

Blog05/05/2020

France faces a future of spiraling debt and declining economic growth. So Emmanuel Macron has now embraced economic nationalism as a way out. It's not likely to work.

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In an Age of Pandemics We Need More Freedom to Trade, Not Less

Protectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog04/14/2020

It is thanks to global trade that we now have access to many more resources for treatment and prevention of disease, including COVID-19.

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Free Trade Brings More Foreign Investment into the US. That's a Good Thing.

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog04/09/2020

Politicians and pundits have a blind spot when it comes to international economic transactions. They ignore a portion of trade! In particular, they ignore trade in claims on future income—that is, stocks and bonds.

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If China Is the Problem, Can't We at Least Have Free Trade with Everyone Else?

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog03/10/2020

Protectionists think China is a geopolitical threat. I get that. But their (weak) arguments about China don't apply at all to the rest of the world.

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The US's "Free Trade" Isn't Very Free

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog02/27/2020

Whether we're talking about the Trump years or not, the idea that the United States embraces unconditional free trade at all costs—while being victimized by foreign protectionists—is based on fantasy.

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Don't Forget About the Trade War

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog02/27/2020

Trump clearly views trade in a zero-sum, mercantilist manner, with the country possessing a deficit “losing” and “down.” But continuing the trade war only makes recession more likely for both sides. Luckily China is stalling on committing to a trade agreement.

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The EU's Latest Screw-You to the UK Shows a Big Problem with Trade Agreements

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog02/26/2020

Most "free trade" agreements are really just ways to expand the regulatory state and rob the consumers of the benefits they might have gotten from actual free trade.

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Government "Fixes" for the Trade Balance Are Worse Than Any Trade Deficit

Protectionism and Free TradeValue and Exchange

Blog02/14/2020

The national trade account balance is of little economic significance and is a sterile concept. But the government’s attempts to "fix" it can have many harmful effects.

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China's Economic Schemes Hurt the Chinese Most of All

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog02/12/2020

Like Trump, I want China to stop manipulating its economy. But not for the same reasons Trump does.

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