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Monte Pearson's Blog
In previous essays I discussed how our $500 billion plus trade deficit means the U.S. has three million fewer high paying manufacturing jobs each year. I also pointed out that both Democrats and Republicans have supported Free Trade policies since...Read More
Alan S. Blinder, a liberal economics professor at Princeton, wrote a major editorial about Free Trade for the Boston Globe on April 20, 2018. Titled "Why Economists like Free Trade but Politicians Don't," the article started from the odd assumption...Read More
The easiest way for an impoverished country to grow rapidly is to adopt a policy known as "Managed Trade." This policy is almost the opposite of the "Free Trade" policy the U.S. has followed since World War II. By using...Read More