Ep 314 – Trade and Tariffs

September 14, 2017
September 14, 2017 Tim Preuss

Ep 314 – Trade and Tariffs

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!

ALSO LISTEN TO: Economic Nationalism vs Economic Freedom

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Tim Preuss

Tim Preuss is the founder and CEO of Preuss Media LLC. Along with writing for PreussPodcast.com, he hosts the Tim Preuss Podcast Monday through Friday, available on iTunes, and regularly interviews prominent personalities within the liberty community.
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