Free Trade

Thoughts on a Free Market Economy…

“Free Trade”

By Phyllis Hunsinger

March 1, 2016

             The presidential primaries are in full swing. Candidates are filling the air waves with ideas to improve the economy, create jobs, and secure safety and prosperity for the citizens. The concept of free trade is often introduced in these discussions. What is the meaning?

Free trade refers to the unrestricted purchase and sale of goods and services between countries without imposition of constraints such as tariffs, duties, fees, and quotas. Imposing tariffs, taxes, and other …

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