Free Trade

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From: DN
Sent: Fri 12/23/2016 4:39 PM
To: Walter Block; Walter Block
Subject: Free Trade 101?

Hello. Can you please recommend one, two or three great short pieces in favour of free trade?
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Dear DN: I can do better than that. I can provide you with a substantial bibliography.

Dear Everyone Else:

Please help me improve this by suggesting additions to this list.

Block, Horton and Walker, 1998; Boudreaux, 2010, 2016A, 2016B; Brandly, 2002; Brown, 1987; Epstein, 2016; Friedman and Friedman, 1997; Johnsson, 2004; Landsburg, 2008; McGee, 1994A, 1994B; McMaken, 2016; Mullen, 2015; Murphy, 2004; Ricardo, 1821; Rothbard, 2005; Rouanet, 2016; Smith, 1776

Block, Walter. Joseph Horton and Debbie Walker. 1998. “The Necessity of Free Trade,” Journal of Markets and Morality, Vol. 1, No. 2, October, pp. 192-200

Brandly, Mark. 2002. “A Primer on Trade.” November, 4;

Boudreaux, Donald J. 2010. “On Trade and Currency Manipulation.” January 5;

Boudreaux, Donald J. 2016A. “Should Gates clean his own toilets?” August 9;

Boudreaux, Donald J. 2016B. “On Being Too Rigid & Dogmatic & Inflexible on Free Trade.” December 19;

Brown, Pamela J. 1987. “Free Thought and Free Trade: The Analogy Between Scientific and Entrepreneurial Discovery Process,” The Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer, pp. 289-292;

Epstein, Richard A. 2016. “The Rise of American Protectionism.” March 14;

Friedman, Milton and Rose Friedman. 1997. “The Case for Free Trade.” Hoover Digest No. 4.

Johnsson, Richard C.B. 2004. “On Ricardo and Free Trade.” January 12;

Landsburg, Steven E. 2008. “What to Expect When You’re Free Trading.” The NY Times. January 16;

McGee, Robert W., 1994A. A Trade Policy for Free Societies: The Case Against Protectionism, Quorum Books.

McGee, Robert W. 1994B. “The Fatal Flaw in NAFTA, GATT and All Other Trade Agreements,” Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, Vol. 14, No. 3, 549-565.

McMaken, Ryan. 2016. “To Oppose Free Trade Is To Embrace Violence.”

Mullen, Tom. 2015. “Trump’s Protectionist Fallacies Have Been Refuted By Free Market Economists for Hundreds of Years.” August 31;

Murphy, Robert P. 2004. “Can Trade Bring Poverty?” December 24;

Ricardo, David. 1821 [1912]. The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation, 3rd ed., London: J. M. Dent

Rothbard, Murray N. 2005. Protectionism and the Destruction of Prosperity. Auburn, AL: The Mises Institute;

Rouanet, Louis. 2016. “The Case for Unilateral Free Trade.” October 13;

Smith, Adam. [1776] 1979. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Indianapolis, IN: Liberty Fund


9:31 pm on December 26, 2016