Free trade loses political support


Wall Street Journal notes the obvious, given the US presidential campaign. Here some old entries that explain the theoretical problems with "free trade." Some are more theoretical (first three) and others more in tune with the issues related to Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Bilateral Investment Agreements (BITs).

On 'free' and managed trade (Ricardian model)

More on "free" trade (HOS model)

Free trade again (on the role of absolute rather than comparative advantage)

On free trade and economics consensus: a response to Mankiw

The Colombia FTA: Only Corporations Win

Bilateral Investment Treaties and the Supreme Court or Do Cry for Argentina

Trans-Pacific Partnership creating strange bedfellows

More on Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

US Senate approves fast track authority, and Krugman doesn't

And a video from Ilan Ziv's Capitalism:

Capitalism and comparative advantage

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