Protectionism and Free Trade

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The EU's Protectionist Impulses Are Showing in Turkey Deal

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/22/2019

EU politicians and technocrats like to present themselves as progressive and enlightened policymakers. But that virtuous mask slipped after German auto giant Volkswagen announced that its new facility would be located in Turkey instead of an EU member nation.

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Unions and Protectionism, Not Free Trade, Doomed the Rust Belt

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/18/2019

In the second half of the twentieth century, pro-union and anti-trade policies led to a Rust Belt that became uncompetitive, costly, and unable to cope with reality. More protectionism won't save the region now.

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Taking a Stand for "the People" Usually Means Hurting Actual People

Bureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog10/08/2019

Tucker Carlson insists that capitalism is just a "tool" that governments can regulate and manipulate so as to better serve "the people." In practice, this just means one group of "the people" uses government policy to enrich themselves at the expense of others.

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Trade Restrictions Are an Assault on the Individual's Human Values and Rights

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog09/27/2019

Today's tariff policy relies on the fanciful idea that politicians can pull the right levers to make the economy more efficient or more just. As always, the idea is based on fantasy.

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There Are Two Sides to Every Trade. And Both Sides Benefit.

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog09/25/2019

In a globalized world, nearly every product or service relies on products and services from somewhere else.

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The Nationalist Case for Free Trade, in the Words of Classical Economists

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog09/16/2019

The classical economists were also nationalists, and they viewed free trade as one of the most important means for advancing the security, prosperity, and cultural achievements of their own nations.

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Tariffs Are an Attack on Natural Rights

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog09/06/2019

The British opponents of the Corn Laws rightly understood that tariffs and other restrictions on trade are violations of fundamental natural rights, and that they privilege certain entrenched interests at the expense of everyone else.

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The Six Things Boris Johnson Should Do to Turn the UK Around

Global EconomyMoney and BanksProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/14/2019

Brexit is an opportunity to reset economic, monetary, and trade policies. The implications of getting rid of the EU millstone go far beyond the leaving date of 31 October. 

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Why Mises Opposed a Global Government for Managing Trade

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/12/2019

For Ludwig von Mises, international bureaucracies like the WTO devoted to enforcing "free trade" are not progress. They're simply another type of government planning.

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With Europe's Economy Slowing, Can Eurocrats Afford to Play Hardball on Brexit?

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/10/2019

For Brussels, giving in on Brexit encourages rebellion from disaffected populations in other member states, but do they really have a choice? 

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