Category: Free Trade

tariffs and free trade

Tariffs: The Trumpian Argument

Protectionism for the modern age.

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Why do we trade, anyway?

The theory of cupcakes. And comparative advantage.

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comparative advantage

Comparative Advantage: Why We Trade

Earlier in the week, I wrote about the arguments against free trade. And I thought it would only be fair to balance that out by explaining why we’ve been pushing toward it for so long. Ultimately, this comes down to the principle of Comparative Advantage. And that principle is basically a jargonized way of saying: […]

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Against free trade

Free Trade: The Arguments Against It

Is Free Trade really all that great? Or should we be tariffing left (Bernie) and right (Trump)?

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The Post Where I Hate On Free Trade

The principle behind free trade is fairly simple: we are collectively better off when we trade freely. An example: in Zimbabwe, it is currently [very] expensive to produce sugar. Costs of labour are high, economies of scale are not what they were, and all expenses are denominated in US dollars while the regional competition watch […]

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