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How nations grow rich : the case for free trade

Author: Melvyn B Krauss
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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In How Nations Grow Rich, Krauss argues there is no inherent reason why the growth of the welfare state in the Western industrial countries should conflict with free trade - that is, there is no inherent reason for the welfare state to be protectionist. Exposing fallacious "welfare state" arguments for protection, Krauss makes a powerful case for free trade in general, and NAFTA in particular, as mechanisms for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melvyn B Krauss
ISBN: 0195112377 9780195112375
OCLC Number: 35159277
Description: xv, 140 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The advantages of comparative advantage --
Bill Clinton's "affirmative action" trade policy --
False arguments for protection --
Free trade and the welfare state --
No cheers for foreign aid --
The consensus of expert opinion --
The rise of regionalism.
Responsibility: Melvyn Krauss.
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An argument that protectionism is a threat to economic prosperity. The case for free trade is presented along with the errors of protectionist thinkers. Immigration policy, foreign aid, regionalism,  Read more...

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