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And Hillary Clinton, whom I have already accused of lying about opposing the TPP, may revert to what I believe is her sincere opinion if elected.
But free trade has still garnered opposition in American politics the likes of which hasn't been seen since the 's, when this country was explicitly protectionist. The lesson is that the public's political sentiments require actual candidates who espouse them, if these sentiments are to get expressed. All the pure public opinion in the world doesn't count for anything unless there's a specific action, namely "vote for Mr. X," for the public to engage in.
Then sentiments that have been corked up for years can explode into political significance very fast. Naturally, preventing the emergence of such figures is one way that party establishments corral and tame public opinion.
The Republican establishment thought they had matters under control because they control the supply of money to Republican primary candidates. Then somebody showed up who had even more money than they did. X Sign in with Facebook or Twitter. Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter. Sign in with your email address. I have an account Optional email code. Forgot your password? Reading on, Ian seems rather kinder to his peers in economics than I would be. He notes the academics reward the academically pure over the practical.
The practical is messy and an academic is willing to disqualify assumptions that make the math more difficult. I, as a rather get things done than chat kind of engineer, find that observation to ring true. He confronts the use of the long self aggrandizing view of Americans that they are a wonder of God given prowess, unassailable by lesser peoples and nations. Ian dissects the media forgotten, formerly media promoted, temptations of a billion new Chinese customers hungry for God given American products and culture.
Ecstatic promises were made by the free traders and decades into the process they have proved empty, beyond empty really, more a pitfall. That's the problem with sophists. Trade does not raise income inequality. Comparative advantage, when it holds, implies that the economy as a whole will grow, not that it will grow equally. Fletcher gives a hypothetical example of importing clothing and exporting airplanes. Suppose we start with an economy that produces both.
But then we find a trade partner with lower wagers that is able to produce clothes but not planes more efficiently. Great, so we start exporting planes and importing clothes. All good so far. Maybe planes requires 3 high skill workers and 7 low skill, while clothes require 1 high skill and 9 low skill.
Capital is not internationally mobile. Fletches gives the example of British engineers building railroads in other countries instead of Britian. Like this: Like Loading Is it an accident that nations, like China, that still do this sort of thing are cleaning our clock right now?
You thoroughly and convincingly document, supported by countless inconvenient facts, how protectionism has been much more beneficial to the U. If protectionism is clearly the better economic policy, why is the U. Since the late s, one can trace public opinion and congressional majorities inexorably turning against "free" trade, which has really been a distinctive, offshoring-focused approach to trade policy to benefit multinational corporate interests.
Why has it taken so long? Corruption, both the obvious kind driven by campaign finance, and the subtler kind deriving from the laziness, complacency, and intellectual arrogance of economists. Been reading this book chapter by chapter on the free time between studying for some IT certifications, so in case any of my friends on here rigorously follow what I'm reading that's why it took me almost two months to finish this book.
This book changed my mind completely on trade and free markets, and does so not from some misguided Marxist perspective, but from a rational, historically minded view of history and economic arguments. To put it shortly: David Ricardo's theory of comparative advan Been reading this book chapter by chapter on the free time between studying for some IT certifications, so in case any of my friends on here rigorously follow what I'm reading that's why it took me almost two months to finish this book.
To put it shortly: David Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage does not work for nations in the 21st century global economy. Rational protectionism is the best policy for America going forward. Might expand later ha, right, I never do that.
Okay, I can't claim to understand the economics of this book. But there are issues about America's trade policies that we all have to face. The idea that Chinese and Indian people will begin buying American goods just won't be happening anytime soon.
Offshoring is a big problem. And it's even worse in China. And the unbalanced tariff policies piss me off. So I really don't understand ec Okay, I can't claim to understand the economics of this book.
So I really don't understand economics, but it's interesting anyway. Nov 23, Thomas Achord rated it it was amazing Shelves: economics. A devastating critique of free trade, plus a positive case for national diversification and protection.
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