The Case against Free Trade | National Review Online

Economists baffle me. They are obviously very smart people with a proper respect for mathematics. Their discipline has been chugging along for 200-odd years — plenty of time for the intellectual-evolutionary processes of debate, dialectic, and consensus, operating in free societies, to winnow out bad ideas and establish good ones as settled knowledge.

And yet all too often, when I read an article or a book by a fully-accredited economist, I set it down at last with the thought: “This guy is nuts.”

via The Case against Free Trade | National Review Online.

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