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Strong factual argument against economic austerity and free trade.
on June 22, 2015
An argument against the acceptance of free trade as a panacea and the IMF GATT etc. imposing it on the less developed nation. Rather than a comprehensive economic history of trade policies and their effects. Documents numerous examples of: The use of trade restrictions by the wealth nations to get wealthy, Il effects of imposition of free trade on the poorer nations, the problems caused by economic austerity and the non use of the preceding by the wealthy nations. ( although the author doesn't address the negative impacts of economic austerity during the euro zone crisis and the Great Recession.). The author takes a definet position and argues it. A more comprehensive viewpoint would have been more persuasive. Not so strong on what should be done, rather illustrates that tariff protection of nascent industry works and austerity often fails and always inflicts pain on the poor.