Trade is dependent on long-distance transportation, and transportation results in carbon dioxide emissions. Ok, it might be difficult to build this Apple locally, but couldn’t we at least buy these apples locally, to save the planet? Dead wrong. The transportation of foods leaves less of a carbon footprint than you might think.
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Dr. Mark Thornton gives his views on the presidential candidates and the problems with their economic policies. They also discuss trade agreements and the effects of negative interest rates overseas. https://mises.org/system/tdf/20160406_Jay%20Taylor_Thornton.mp3 Source: What Would Trump Economics Mean for America? | Mises Institute
Whether taxes or tariffs they are coming for your wallet.
President Obama arrives in Cuba for an historic visit – it’s been 90 years since a US president visited. But critics claim the visit should not come before Cuba’s human rights record improves. Is this a good idea?
Populist cries for trade protectionism are again ringing out, as politicians seek to blame China for bad US monetary and economic policy. But destroying trade will not only make us poorer, it is usually the harbinger of war.
As the Europeans beat down the door to sign trade deals with Iran, US isolationists who dominate both political parties are keeping American business out. The Iranian president’s visit to France this week is only the latest. Why do the ideologues continue to hurt the US economy and when are Americans going to stand up […]
A dozen Pacific nations along with the United States have finalized a massive trade agreement called the Trans Pacific Partnership. But is the TPP literally the worst trade deal in the world?