Mad about Trade: Why Main Street America Should Embrace Globalization (Google eBook)

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Cato Institute, 2009 - Business & Economics - 203 pages
9 Reviews
Mad about Trade is the much-needed antidote to a rising tide of protectionist sentiment in the United States. The book explains the benefits of free trade and globalization for middle-class, Main Street Americans exposed to a barrage of negative claims from politicians and commentators such as Lou Dobbs. It offers a spirited defense of free trade and globalization that engages the populists on their own turf. In eight timely and provocative chapters, the book shows how middle- and low-income families benefit from import competition, and how a more globalized U.S. economy has created better jobs and higher living standards for American workers through the ups and downs of the business cycle.
  

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Review: Mad About Trade: Why Main Street America should Embrace Globalization

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

Weak premise and full of right wing blather. The basic point is that who cares where the job is as long as we can have cheap products here. Work a crummy job at some burger joint so you can afford the ... Read full review

Review: Mad About Trade: Why Main Street America should Embrace Globalization

User Review  - Goodreads

Weak premise and full of right wing blather. The basic point is that who cares where the job is as long as we can have cheap products here. Work a crummy job at some burger joint so you can afford the ... Read full review

Contents

Main Street Meets the Global Economy
1
2 Americas Consuming Interest in Trade
11
3 How American Workers and Families Have Traded Up
27
More Stuff Better Stuff Fewer Workers
47
Accounting Abstraction or Public Enemy No 1?
73
Paying Dividends for American Families
89
Strong Free and Open for Business
107
The Growth of the Global Middle Class
125
How Trade Barriers Cheat the Poor and the Middle Class
147
10 A Trade Agenda for a Free People
175
Notes
181
Index
195
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About the author (2009)

Daniel Griswold is president of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ). From 1997-2012 he served as director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute. He is a nationally recognized authority on international trade and immigration.

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