Tim and Ande get into a discussion on international trade and tariffs. Since taking office, Donald Trump has convinced enough people that free trade is actually a net-negative for America. Unfortunately, this line of thinking goes against history, economics, and basic logic.

Frederic Bastiat wrote an interesting sophism back in the 1800s called “A Petition” in which he demanded that lawmakers force French residents to close their blinds to block out the sun. You see, the sun has an unfair advantage over candlemakers. The government should DO something about it!

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