Protectionism and Free Trade

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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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The Steel Tariffs Have Failed

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/24/2019

As prices have risen, domestic demand for steel has fallen, meaning steel producers are laying off workers as consumers pay more. 

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Agriculture Is Only a Tiny Part of America's Economy — And That's a Good Thing

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/17/2019

Since 1900, the number of American farms in operation has fallen 63 percent. Meanwhile, the American standard of living is far beyond what the farmers of yesteryear could have imagined.

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Free Trade vs. Government Diktat

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/17/2019

In every trade, a person is giving up something he values less for something he values more. Every time a shopper buys any item from another person, he has improved his standard of living, and so has the seller.

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