Tag: Free Trade
W. Dieter Tede (1933-2019)
I was privileged to present a tribute at the memorial celebration for the life of Wolfgang Dieter Tede, on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Independent Institute for over twenty years, and here is an edited...
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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.
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