Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mad About Trade

I just finished reading this book, "Mad About Trade"

The author does an excellent job of laying out the arguments for why trade benefits most Americans and of disproving many of the myths about how free trade is responsible for job losses, lower incomes, etc. I absolutely recommend the book for anyone who is concerned that America is losing its way in the global economy. The book's conclusion sums it up perfectly:

"Free trade confidently embraces the future. It affirms that Americans have much to offer the world and much to gain from collaborating with people in other countries as customers, suppliers, business partners, and friends. Free trade unites us with other people in an ever widening "community of work" that provides a powerful alternative to conflict and war. Free trade embodies a policy of hope rather than fear."