Chickens coming home to roost?

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Well, well, well. Scaremongering and doomists have been predicting the end of Britain once we Brits leave the European Union—and a double dose of...

Nick Dearden And The Secret Trade Talks

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Nick Dearden misses, probably deliberately, the basic idea of why trade talks are secret: What the whole incident really underlines is Johnson’s commitment to secret...

Where Do Inmates Get Most Of Their Meals?

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It is said that half of Britain's trade is with the EU – here's Simon Jenkins in the Guardian. Of course, he is.........mistaken. 80% of Britain's...

Trump’s USMCA – Change Nafta’s Name, Pleasure The Base, Declare Victory, Go Home

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President Donald Trump is doing the victory lap as he celebrates his new USMCA trade agreement. Which is, essentially, Nafta with the name changed....

Trump Withdrawing US From WTO Would Be Complete Disaster For America

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It would appear that Donald Trump has simply no clue at all about how the World Trade Organisation works. For if he did he'd...

Trump’s Tariffs Are An Appallingly Inefficient Method Of Raising Tax Revenue

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President Donald Trump is hailing the money pouring into the Treasury from those import tariffs that have been imposed upon those things we all...

Worstall On Farming Today

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I was asked a few questions by Farming Today on Radio 4. The responses can be heard here. I start at about 7.17. Worstall: "Now...

Free The Bangladeshi Salt Industry – Kill The Import Tariffs

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An interesting little puzzle from Bangladesh concerning the salt industry. The particular complaint is that certain nefarious types are subverting the tariff protection enjoyed...

You’re Right Again, Willy Hutton Is Ignorant

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Will Hutton continues his campaign to make all us proles do what he damn well tells us to do. We should only trade with...

Of Course The US Trade Deficit Is Up – The US Economy Is Booming

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A nice little story showing how wrong so many are about trade and the economy - worries that the US trade deficit is expanding....