The big lie about free trade

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    That's why it's called "Free Trade" and not "Fair Trade".
     
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    Pffft...."Fair trade" is right up there with "free trade" as just another disingenuous moniker for centrally planned trade.

    True free trade doesn't need wheelbarrows full of documents, enticements and penalties...All it requires is people being left free to trade with one another.
     
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    As always, you are full of shit. Free trade requires that you obey the "Law of Comparative Advantage."
     
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    Piss off, child.
     
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    Obviously the :asshole: never heard of the "Law of Comparative Advantage." Try googling it.
     
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    I've heard of it and you can still blow it out your ass, child.
     
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    since you think free trade is such a bad thing, why don't we allow states to impose tariffs on gods produced in other states? Why shouldn't New York impose a tariff on orange juice from Florida or on wine from California? Why shouldn't Florida impose a tariff on automobiles manufactured in other states? Think of all the jobs Florida could generate building cars and all the jobs New York could generate growing oranges in greenhouses.
     

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