Opinion Is Protectionism Really All that Bad?

Banks have been nationalized, manager bonuses limited and huge public debts accumulated. Indeed, about the only element of recent economic thought that remains taboo is blind faith in free trade. That might be a mistake.
Von Noreena Hertz
Free trade has become an untouchable tenet of the global economy.

Free trade has become an untouchable tenet of the global economy.

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