Protectionism and Free Trade

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Want to Reduce the Trade Deficit? Cut Government Spending.

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog11/11/2020

A trade deficit isn't actual evidence that anything is wrong. But if it were, one of the best things to do would be to reduce government spending. Unfortunately, politicians disagree. 

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Why There is No Such Thing as an Exploitative Monopoly in a Free Market

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/26/2020

What's a telltale sign of economic illiteracy? I'm starting to believe the worst is the claim that markets lead to monopoly and the accumulation of wealth in a few hands.

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There Are No Winners in the US-China "Tech War"

Protectionism and Free TradeSocialismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/28/2020

The alleged rise of China to impending global tech dominance is greatly overstated. And US efforts to combat China will only make American companies less competitive.

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The Myth of the Failure of Capitalism

CapitalismProtectionism and Free TradeSocialism

Blog07/27/2020

It is true that socialism and interventionism have not yet succeeded in completely eliminating capitalism. If they had, we would rediscover the meaning of hunger on a massive scale.

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GDP, Free Trade, and Prosperity

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/23/2020

GDP is not a useful measure of the material prosperity of a nation, and the way GDP is measured tends to hide the benefits of free trade.

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The Problem with Africa's Protectionism

PovertyProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog07/17/2020

Protectionism is often most damaging when it prevents entrepreneurs from accessing products and services that would have increased domestic capital and worker productivity. The result is poorer workers and less productive domestic industry.

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Why the EU Keeps Fighting Brexit

Decentralization and SecessionProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog07/09/2020

EU membership is a sort of bait-and-switch for states that were sold on membership as an opportunity to join a free trade bloc and a chance to participate in a more cooperative Europe.

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Richard Cobden: Exemplar of Liberty, Property, and Peace

BiographiesProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog06/03/2020

Richard Cobden today is an underappreciated hero of peace and freedom in trade, and he fought the power of the state at every turn.

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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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