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Posts Tagged ‘Protectionism’

The more things change…

In Adventures on November 15, 2009 at 12:02 am

…the more they stay the same.

From the London School of Economics and Political Science Archives, I present this 104-year-old editorial cartoon: Read the rest of this entry »


In Adventures on June 12, 2009 at 12:59 am

Last month–centuries in blog time–I photographed a convention of steel manufacturers. Major American steel manufacturers. Big ones.

They don’t like China.

I learned lots of things at that event, but I can’t say I learned anything as much as how complex the whole protectionism/buy-American argument can be. Read the rest of this entry »

NPR: Why Buy American?

In Adventures on February 4, 2009 at 8:02 pm

I’m political, but not very smart. My Republican friends (as if!) point that out frequently (the not smart part). Look at that: first sentence and I’m digressing already.

I’m political, but I only kinda understand certain things. Lots of things. That’s especially true when those things apply to economics. And trade. Read the rest of this entry »