Isolationist vs. Non-Interventionist [was: Re: HB 139]

Bryan Sant bryan.sant at
Fri Jan 25 11:53:18 MST 2008

On Jan 24, 2008 6:29 PM, Charles Curley <charlescurley at> wrote:
> I can understand that. Free trade != "fair trade". "Fair trade" is a
> euphemism for massive government intervention into international (and
> hence domestic) trade, which a free trader would oppose. As The
> Economist has pointed out for over a century, you are better off
> dropping your own trade barriers whether your trading partners do so
> or not.

Although I've been defending the need for a tariff on foreign goods, I
can absolutely see the abuse that could happen with that.
Being genuinely naive about this topic, do you have any links?


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