Ronald Reagan on Free Trade

“The expansion of the international economy is not a foreign invasion; it is an American triumph.”

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John McCain Hits Another Home Run

“We have to fight. We have to fight against propaganda and crackpot conspiracy theories. We have to fight isolationism, protectionism, and nativism. We have to defeat those who would worsen our divisions. We have to remind our sons and daughters that we became the most powerful nation on earth by tearing down walls, not building them.”

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Trade, Jobs, and Politics: Why Do Americans Think The U.S. Is Losing When It Is Actually Winning?

oliticians on both the political left and the political right have been attacking free trade and demanding the renegotiation of trade agreements. The assumption behind these attacks seems to be that the rules of the international trade system are harmful to the United States. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Economic Localism is No Better Than Economic Nationalism

Restricting those alternatives, whether through well-intentioned progressive “economic localism” or the darker, reactionary forces of “economic nationalism,” harms people, and often those who can ill-afford worsening poverty.

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