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Mercantilism

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On Trade, Donald Trump Breaks With 200 Years of Economic Orthodoxy
Ted Cruz Borrows from Both Trump and Sanders to Oppose Free Trade
This is full-blown mercantilism. Cruz claims “we're getting killed in international trade” as if a great number of mutually beneficial exchanges that enrich Americans can somehow become bad for the country's economy in the aggregate. Casting trade as a ...
These Charts Show Why Trump and Bernie Are Wrong to Attack Free Trade
One of the main targets of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, was the doctrine of mercantilism.
Donald Trump and the History of Free Trade Policies
First, although he correctly described mercantilism's focus on amassing trade surpluses, he never pointed to a Trump statement endorsing such a goal.
Moving Air Conditioning Jobs To Mexico Becomes Hot Campaign Issue
Mark Perry, an economist for the conservative American Enterprise Institute, says the idea of taxing companies for offshoring work goes back to an economic theory known as mercantilism. The theory dominated economic thinking in Europe from the 16th to ...

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