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Argument: It is managed trade, not free that is the problem

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  • Laurence M. Vance. "The Moral Case for Free Trade". LewRockwell.com. February 4, 2004 - "Free trade is not threatened by any new developments, free trade is only threatened by government intervention. So rather than being part of the problem, free trade is the solution. The problem is not that we have free trade, the problem is that we do not have free trade. We have government-managed trade. We have regulations that choke American manufactures and small businesses. Our funding of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Export-Import Bank, coupled with foreign aid, loans, bailouts, and subsidies – all courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer – distorts the global marketplace. In short, we have policies that reward foreign competitors while penalizing American producers."

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