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America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade

By Andrew N. Smith Mises Institute March 20, 2017   America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade   Rhetoric has recently trumped reality. It has become a misconceived bit of common “knowledge” that the United States of America is a bastion of free trade. Little could be further from the truth. The “freest” nation on […]

America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade

7 Steps Toward a More Sensible Foreign Policy

7 Steps Toward a More Sensible Foreign Policy

By Patrick Barron Mises.org March 13, 2017   7 Steps Toward a More Sensible Foreign Policy     For the sake of peace and prosperity in the world, the US should take the true leadership role in proving to the world that free trade and non-interventionism are all that is required. In other words, all nations should […]


Economic Globalization Is Not Political Globalization

By Thorsten Polleit Mises Institute February 27, 2017   Economic Globalization Is Not Political Globalization   Globalization has fallen into disrepute. More and more people are rejecting it outright as unfair and as a source of all sorts of evil — including economic crises and migration. This kind of blanket condemnation of globalization however is a huge […]

Economic Globalization Is Not Political Globalization

Trump, Libertarians, and Trade

Trump, Libertarians, and Trade

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito February 11, 2017   Trump, Libertarians, and Trade     Introduction From my post on the positive aspects of Trump for those who favor libertarianism and decentralization – certainly when compared with the alternatives – I offer one of the several positive items: He questions trade deals. I understand the […]


Free Trade versus “Free Trade”

By Peter G. Klein Mises Institute January 24, 2017   Free Trade versus “Free Trade”   NPR featured an unintentionally funny piece this morning on Donald Trump’s views toward the EU and free trade. The guest, former US ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner, rightfully criticized the president’s view that “protection will lead to great prosperity and […]

Free Trade versus "Free Trade"

The Economist says the political divide is between “globalists” and “anti-globalists”, no it’s the political class versus everyone else

The Economist says the political divide is between “globalists” and “anti-globalists”, no it’s the political class versus everyone else

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism July 31, 2016   The Economist says the political divide is between “globalists” and “anti-globalists”, no it’s the political class versus everyone else     In the attached article The Economist frets that the trend toward “globalism” (their word) is in jeopardy. And what the magazine or “newspaper” calls globalism […]


Hillary Clinton’s Easy Choices

By David Gordon Mises.org June 30, 2016   Few books have as misleading a title as Hard Choices. For Hillary Clinton, as this tedious memoir of her years as Secretary of State makes evident, there are no hard choices. The Solutions to all political and economic problems are easy. We must always rely on the directing […]

For Hillary Clinton, as this tedious memoir of her years as Secretary of State makes evident, there are no hard choices.

How Brexit Could Help All of Europe

How Brexit Could Help All of Europe

By Ferghane Azihari Mises.org May 2, 2016   How Brexit Could Help All of Europe   The United Kingdom (UK) is about to hold a referendum on June 23rd on whether it should leave or remain within the European Union (EU). Once unthinkable, the “Brexit” is becoming more and more plausible. It is seen by the […]


To Oppose Free Trade Is To Embrace Violence

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org March 19, 2016   To Oppose Free Trade Is To Embrace Violence   Supporting free trade is simply a matter of taking no action when another person exchanges in non-violent exchange with another person. That person may be right down the street, or that person may be in another country somewhere. No […]

To Oppose Free Trade Is To Embrace Violence

Big Pharma and the Opposite of Science

By Sandy Ikeda Foundation for Economic Education October 20, 2015   Big Pharma and the Opposite of Science The Seen and Unseen of Daraprim   Can we all agree that no reasonable and compassionate person would want to force people to choose between food and medicine? Unfortunately, too many people across the ideological spectrum assume that […]


Who Is Building the Private, Peer-to-Peer Marketplace?

By The Freeman Foundation for Economic Education July 28, 2015   Who Is Building the Private, Peer-to-Peer Marketplace? An Interview with Sam Patterson     Sam Patterson (sam@samuelrpatterson.com) is an author and technology enthusiast from Virginia. He has written about decentralized technologies such as bitcoin and OpenBazaar. Sam recently cofounded a company called OB1 to […]


Rule By The Corporations

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org June 1, 2015   Rule By The Corporations TTIP: The Corporate Empowerment Act   The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade. “Free trade” is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to use […]

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

We Need Actual Free Trade, Not the TPP

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org May 31, 2015   We Need Actual Free Trade, Not the TPP   Brendan Nyhan at The New York Times seems to be under the impression that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has something to do with free trade. Nyhan writes that the TPP is the latest step in a decades-long […]


WTO Ruling on Meat Labels Exemplifies Corporate Profits Trumping Democracy

By Jon Queally Common Dreams May 18, 2015   WTO Ruling on Meat Labels Exemplifies Corporate Profits Trumping Democracy ‘Country of origin labels’ championed by consumer safety and animal welfare advocates were ruled as having a negative impact on large North American meat-packing companies     In a decision food safety and consumer advocates are […]