The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism

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Pearson Education, 1994 - Free trade - 114 pages
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Through the use of allegory and satire, this text provides an exposition of the law of comparative advantage, an economic law applicable to all trading nations. In the fable, the ghost of David Ricardo provides an entertaining look at the array of questions facing America, and indeed the world, in the choice between free trade and protectionism.
  

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I read this book as a primer for my international Economics class which I am currently enrolled in. I cannot comment intelligibly on the matter, except for the fact that I came out smarter with a ... Read full review

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"If you laid all the economists end to end, they still would not reach a conslusion." Read full review

Contents

Soul of David Ricardo
1
THREE The Roundabout Way to Wealth
9
FOUR Is Japan Winning the Economic War?
15
FIVE Do Imports Cost America Jobs?
26
SIX The New Generation of American KnowHow
34
SEVEN Do Tariffs Protect American Jobs?
42
EIGHT Tariffs vs Quotas
54
NINE Road Trip
61
ELEVEN Fair Trade vs Free Trade
75
TWELVE SelfSufficiency Is the Road to Poverty
88
THIRTEEN The Choice
97
FOURTEEN A Final Word from David Ricardo 203
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Acknowledgments 122
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Roberts teaches economics and is director of the Management Center at the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.

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