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Free Trade . . . or Not

The U.S. Should Be More Like Hong Kong

October 1, 2018 – John Tamny …… The fact that Hong Kong is a duty-free marketplace is a major driver of its immense prosperity. Politicians in other countries can learn an important lesson from Hong Kong’s authorities, who do not make “trade deals.” Continue reading →

The Best Answer to Trump’s Tariffs: Free Trade

June 18, 2018 – Richard Ebeling …… By not lowering your own trade restricting policies until your trading partners do so at the same time and to the same degree, only harms the citizens of your own country. The best policy is to simply lower your own existing import tariffs regardless of what any of your nation’s trading partners may or may not do. Continue reading →

Does CIBC CEO Victor Dodig believe in free trade, or just the illusion of free trade

February 24, 2017 – Lee Friday …… Many countries negotiate Free Trade ‘Agreements’, but this is a misnomer. If politicians wanted genuine free trade, such agreements would be redundant. It is important to remember that countries do not trade with each other, individuals do. Politicians enact these agreements on behalf of specific individuals within special interest groups, not on behalf of consumers. Continue reading →