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Free trade doesn't work : what should replace it and why

Author: Ian Fletcher; Edward Luttwak; United States Business and Industrial Council.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : U.S. Business and Industry Council, 2010.
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A systematic examination of why free trade is slowly bleeding America s economy to death and what can be done about it. Explains in detail why the standard economic arguments free traders use all the time are false, and what kind of economic ideas justify protectionism instead. Examines the history and politics of free trade and explains how America came to adopt its present disastrous free trade policy. Looks at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Fletcher; Edward Luttwak; United States Business and Industrial Council.
ISBN: 9780578048208 0578048205 9780578053325 0578053322
OCLC Number: 535220233
Description: xvii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The bad arguments for free trade --
Deficits, time horizons, and perverse efficiency --
Trade solutions that won't work --
Critiques of free trade to avoid --
Ye Olde Theory of Comparative Advantage --
The deliberately forgotten history of trade --
The negligible benefits of free trade --
The disingenuous law and diplomacy of free trade --
Where does growth really come from? --
The multiple equilibrium revolution --
The natural strategic tariff --
The end of the Free Trade Coalition.
Responsibility: Ian H. Fletcher ; foreword by Edward Luttwak.

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A systematic examination of why free trade is slowly bleeding America s economy to death and what can be done about it. Explains in detail why the standard economic arguments free traders use all the time are false, and what kind of economic ideas justify protectionism instead. Examines the history and politics of free trade and explains how America came to adopt its present disastrous free trade policy. Looks at the breakdown of specific industries and how we can rebuild them and bring millions of high-paying jobs back to this country. Examines what is wrong with NAFTA, CAFTA, the WTO, and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership. Also explains New Trade Theory, the hot new area of economics that critiques free trade. From publisher description.

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