Tag: free trade

Against President Trump’s Tariffs

Free trade is under attack around the globe.  Opponents deny the benefits and blame free trade for job losses, shuttered plants, and a loss of domestic manufacturing.  President Donald Trump is the leader of this movement — he built his campaign on the proposition that free trade has harmed America, particularly the middle class. Free…

In Defense of the Free Market (and Help for Those it Hurts)

President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on solar panels and washing machines made abroad got me thinking about the free market, capitalism, and free trade.  Over the next two posts, I’ll explore the economic and moral case for the free market, consider its destructive effects, and examine President Trump’s tariff plan. Free Markets Are…