Tag: Free Trade
My Personal Trade Deficit Is Killing Me—or So Trump Would Have You Believe

President Trump’s trade policies don’t match up with basic economic principles.

Tariffs Cause Americans to Accept Inferior Deals

Tariffs make superior offers less desirable for buyers by making them more costly.

Tariffs Remove Options and Necessarily Reduce Economic Well-Being

You simply can’t make people better off by removing options from them.

Nationalism, the Ideological Delusion at the Heart of Protectionism

The doctrine of nationalism, a dangerous brew in which Americans have long indulged.

Government Obstructions on Importation and Immigration Are Parallel Forms of Plunder

Two cases of government obstructions at the border.

The Delusion of a Win-Win Trade War

The only way to win a trade war is not to fight one.

Two-way Trade in the “Same” Commodity

Government interference neglects the nuance of trade.

Trade Wars Put Prosperity in the Cross Hairs

Whatever his latest rhetoric, Trump has helped show that—just as economists feared—the idiocy of trade protectionism is contagious.

The Balance of International Payments Is Economic Nonsense

The nation-based “balance of international payments” accounting system is misleading and nonsensical.

Trump’s Trade War Has Ugly Consequences

The Democrats could not have asked for a better ally than Donald Trump when it comes to trade protectionism.

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