The Secret Plan to Kill Free Trade
Suwalki Conference. Polish delegates at left, Lithuanian at right (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Over the past hundred or so years, there’s been a global movement toward free trade. A simple search on Wikipedia shows dozens and dozens of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that nations have entered into since the Second World War. The trend is clear–we’re moving toward a world without taxes on imports; that is, a world without tariffs. There’s an emerging threat to this progress, though, and it’s showing up in a very unlikely place.
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