The United States today is less attuned to the benefits of global trade than it once was, says economist Alan S. Blinder in this eloquent essay that makes a strong case for free trade. He points to the Trump administration’s protectionist moves, which have already agitated financial markets and could further ripple through the US economy. In arguing on the side of free trade, he takes the long view and provides crucial historical perspective. This topical piece is likely to interest trade experts, economists and executives engaged in international business.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why many Americans seem to oppose free trade,
- What advantages free trade brings and
- How policy makers can help those adversely affected by globalization.
About the Author
Alan S. Blinder is a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University.