A Landsburg Blast from the Past on Trade - Cafe Hayek
This piece was from 2008, but nothing has changed except the names of the politicians.
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Milton Friedman schools Donald Trump and others who suffer from 'upside-down' thinking on trade and protectionism - AEI
It's not just The Donald.
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IMF slashes UK growth forecasts after Brexit - but Britain will still outstrip Germany, France and Italy
"UK GDP growth is now expected to slow to 1.3pc in 2017, some 0.9 percentage points below what had been pencilled in in the IMF's previous round of forecasts. With the exception of Nigeria, the UK’s 2017 growth forecast received the sharpest downgrade of any of the 16 economies assessed by the IMF.
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Blog: Queue forming as nations lining up to sign trade pacts with post-Brexit Britain
President of the Lolly Pop Guild only.
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Venezuela 'willing' to restore diplomatic ties with US
Sure! Cash on the barrelhead, US dollars. We should have a free import trade policy, imports are bring wealth, exports diminish wealth.
Germany, USA and Canada ALL say they want special trade deals with post-Brexit Britain
What's crazy was the desire of these countries to incorporate the dilettante Southern European nations into the EU. It seems this was driven by the mistaken belief that if they were allowed in with debt restrictions, they would respond to the low interest rates, play by the rules, become more German like, the prosperity of the citizens would rise becoming a natural new market for German manufacturers. Instead, they simply took the Germans loans, spent the money on German manufactured items, and now cannot pay the debt back.
If I Were President, On The Day After Vote for Brexit... | Coyote Blog
. . . but a better start would be to simple, and permanently eliminate all tariffs on any imports to the US.
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In the Developing World, Robots Are Short-Circuiting Economic Growth
We began noticing this a few years ago about the time a large manufacture of tongue depressors, and ice cream sticks made the decision to move manufacturing from China to Canada.