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Tag: Free Trade
  • George Washington University Hosts Free Trade Event

    On February 22, 2017 the George Washington chapter of Young Americans for Liberty had a recruitment drive at Kogan Plaza.   They attracted attention by asking those who passed by if they would like to engage in a social experiment. They asked people if they would like to learn about maximizing utility given a finite …

  • The Price of Freedom is Broccoli

    Edward Snowden’s meteoric rise to international fame seems to have fizzled out as the mainstream media’s ADD kicks in. But we might be reminded of the little troublemaker the next time we head to our local grocery store. Thanks to Edward Snowden, frozen broccoli, canned artichokes, and even cut flowers could soon be out of …

  • The Case against Proposed Chinese Tariffs

    In the midst of “Fair” Trade Month, the House of Representations passed a misguided bill entitled Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act of 2010 by a vote of 348-79 last week. Supporters of the protectionist bill likely believe that China is manipulating its currency to artificially lower the price of Chinese goods imported in the …

  • Free Trade = Capitalism, Civilization, and Peace

    A three minute lesson from Cato’s Tom Palmer.

  • A License to Use the Internet?

    A high ranking UN official says we need one, and a whole lot more: The world needs a treaty to prevent cyber attacks becoming an all-out war, the head of the main UN communications and technology agency warned Saturday…. “We need a kind of World Health Organisation for the Internet,” he said…. He also called …

  • Be a Humanitarian– Support Sweatshops!

    An ancedotal victory by the student anti-sweatshop movement, as well as the spread of these folks on my campus compels me to tell the truth about the effects of sweatshops.  If we assume that most foreigners–like Americans– are self-interested, rational people, we can also assume that for sweatshop workers, their extremely difficult job is their best possible option. By imposing …

  • Obama’s Isolationist Chinese Tariff: Repeating the Mistakes of the Great Depression

    Dr. Paul discussed President Obama’s recent decision to enact steep tariffs on Chinese imported tires during his weekly ‘Texas Straight Talk’ broadcast Monday night. This sort of double speak demonstrates a gross misunderstanding of free trade, economics and world history. Yet these are the same people the country trusts to solve our problems. This sort …