Protectionism Is About Much More than Nationalism

Posted by on January 13th 2018 in Uncategorized | Be the first to comment!

By Ángel Manuel García Carmona By: Ángel Manuel García CarmonaFreedom fighters around the globe are aware of the rise of new and serious attacks against free trade. There are bilateral agreements that “harmonize” regulations and may favor crony capitalism, European agrarian policy tariffs that protect farmers, alt-right and populist nationalists claims against delocalization of companies, and so on.This short list of examples, reminds us though that protectionism is not only an issue of populist nationalist parties that stem from rivalry among nation states and fear of foreign “enemies.” They do not necessarily stem from nationalistic concerns, but may simply be a result of ordinary …read more

Source:: Mises Daily

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