Protectionism and Free Trade

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This Trade War Won't Make America Great Again

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/31/2019

The trade deficit has increased since President Trump took office, consumer prices are rising, and American industries are losing their competitiveness on the world stage.

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Will China Reverse Its Trade Surplus with the United States?

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/30/2019

Even if Trump and Xi both desire to reduce America's trade deficit with China, it's unlikely it will shrink in the short term.

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The Risk of Trump's Trade War Is More Than Just Higher Prices

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/28/2019

It is the lethal combination of tariffs and the end of the expansionary phase of the credit cycle which should concern us.

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The Balance-of-Payments Myth

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/20/2019

It is not "the US" that imports Japanese or Chinese electrical appliances, but an individual from the US, or a group of Americans. They import these appliances because they believe that a profit can be made. And governments ought not interfere in these transactions.

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Tariffs Are Attacks on Property Rights and Freedom

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/20/2019

Tariffs inflict harm on real people, empowering bureaucracy and the state, while destroying the rights of real-world entrepreneurs and consumers. Yet, some people claiming to support free markets are perfectly fine with this.

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What Mises Teaches Us About International Economics

Protectionism and Free Trade

The evolution of global trade over the last decades has thus been influenced to a significant and yet unrecognized extent by the expansionist monetary policies of governments around the world.

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Mises Explains The Aggravating Role of Export Credit Agencies

Protectionism and Free Trade

Government injection of funds into trade finance prevents interest rates to rise, deepening malinvestments and precluding the readjustment of international trade after a crisis.

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Kenya’s Fishing Crisis Reminds Us of the Benefits of Free Trade

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog04/23/2019

Thanks to trade with the Chinese, more Africans have access to safe food they would otherwise lack.

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Free Trade: A Key to a Rising Standard of Living

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog04/06/2019

The right to trade with foreigners without government interference is a God-given fundamental human right, not morally subject to the whims of those who want trade wars to protect their own interests.

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Mises Explains Global Inflation and Global Firms

Protectionism and Free TradeMoney and Banking

Mises’s insight into the importance of Cantillon effects can be further extended to explain not only income and wealth inequalities among individuals but also some rather curious developments in global industrial organization over the last few decades.

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