The old delusion of protectionism - The Boston Globe - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal
Jan. 10th, 2010
11:53 am - The old delusion of protectionism - The Boston Globe
Free trade isn’t a battle that countries (or states) win or lose. It is a human right - the liberty to engage in voluntary transactions that leave both participants better off. If John wants to sell something that Mary wants to buy, it should make no difference to the lawfulness of their exchange whether they are residents of different neighborhoods, different states, or different nations.