Tags: free trade

Arguments Against Free Trade and Comparative Advantage

July 15th, 2017
in history, macroeconomics

In response to Krugman’s awful dismissal of heterodox economics the other day (see here) Ramanan has dug up an old quote reminding us that Krugman actually got his Swedish bank prize for being a defender of the status quo. In a 1996 lecture paper Krugman lays out a propaganda plan so that economists can argue in favour of free trade. more »

Is Free Trade Harming the Economy?

Written by Steven Hansen I generally get inspiration from the mindless crap (aka opinion) the media pumps out pretending it is news. Largely due to President Trump, there has been numerous stories on immigration and free trade. more »

What Should Trump Do With Free Trade?

Written by Steven Hansen Water is necessary for your health. Drink too much water and you can get hyponatremia. It is very serious, and can be fatal. Too much of anything is not good. President-elect Trump believes one of the major problems in the… more »

So What About Free Trade?

August 13th, 2016
in aa syndication, weekly economic summary

Written by Steven Hansen The main reason I do not write on economic theory is the same reason I do not write on religion or politics - the concepts are not provable and the background dynamics continue to change making comparisons between time periods… more »

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