Free Trade/ Foreign Investment · The best of Pat Buchanan

Did Tariffs Make America Great?

By Patrick J. Buchanan, July 27, 2018: “Make America Great Again!” will, given the astonishing victory it produced for Donald Trump, be recorded among the most successful slogans in political history. Yet it raises a question: How did America first become the world’s greatest economic power? In 1998, in “The Great Betrayal: How American Sovereignty… Continue reading Did Tariffs Make America Great?

Free Trade/ Foreign Investment

There is no such thing as free trade

In the eyes of many free trade advocates, retreats to protectionism are common precursors to inter- state conflict. While this narrative is problematic when considering the strong correlation between anti- militiary interventionists and anti- free traders, it should also be understood that protectionist measures can be a means of exerting diplomatic pressure, to avoid military conflict. Evidently,… Continue reading There is no such thing as free trade

Free Trade/ Foreign Investment · The Donald Trump Presidency

Economic nationalism works

Scoffing at the concept of an America First President, President Obama once publicly ridiculed then candidate Trump in asking: ‘What magic wand do you have?’ Since then President Obama and his legacy has been turfed out, in place of a new nationalist order which places American workers and economic concerns first. In fairness to the… Continue reading Economic nationalism works