FreeTrade http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/6441/all en Dear USA Today: Current Crisis Not Worse than Great Depression http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-usa-today-current-crisis-not-worse-great-depression <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/donald-j-boudreaux-phd">Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >13 January 2010</p> <p >Editor, <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">USA</st1:place></st1:country-region> Today</p> <br /> <p >Dear Editor:</p> <br /> <p >Helen Ashworth writes that "Our current economic crisis is worse than the Great Depression" (Letters, Jan. 13). She's wrong. By no measure - rate of unemployment; decline in GDP; length of the downturn; extent of human suffering - is Ms. Ashworth's claim even remotely true.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-usa-today-current-crisis-not-worse-great-depression" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Correcting the Record MRC Business donboudreau FreeTrade globalization GreatDepression jobs Recession USAToday Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:43:32 +0000 admin 30095 at http://www.mrc.org Dear Financial Times: Free Trade Doesn't Require Perfect Competition http://www.mrc.org/articles/dear-financial-times-free-trade-doesnt-require-perfect-competition <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/donald-j-boudreaux-phd">Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Editor, Financial Times</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/dear-financial-times-free-trade-doesnt-require-perfect-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Trade clydeprestowitz competition DonBoudreaux FinancialTimes FreeTrade PaulKrugman Wed, 16 Sep 2009 12:57:00 +0000 admin 26590 at http://www.mrc.org Dear Baltimore Sun: Perils of Protectionism http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-baltimore-sun-perils-protectionism <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/donald-j-boudreaux-phd">Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Editor, Baltimore Sun</p> <br /> <p >Dear Editor:</p> <br /> <p >Bravo for British ambassador Nigel Sheinwald's case for freer trade ("<a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bal-op.trade08jun08,0,7259784.story" />The peril of protectionism</a>," June 8).</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-baltimore-sun-perils-protectionism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Correcting the Record MRC Business BaltimoreSun FreeTrade nigelsheinwald protectionism Tue, 09 Jun 2009 21:28:11 +0000 admin 30052 at http://www.mrc.org Dear WSJ: Dumping Is Not Harmful http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-wsj-dumping-not-harmful <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/donald-j-boudreaux-phd">Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Editor, The Wall Street Journal</p> <p ><st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">200 Liberty Street</st1:address></st1:street></p> <p ><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">New York</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st="on">NY</st1:state> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">10281</st1:postalcode></st1:place></p> <br /> <p >To the Editor:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-wsj-dumping-not-harmful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Correcting the Record MRC Business amedeoteti competition DonBoudreaux dumping FreeTrade globaltrade internationaltrade protectionism Fri, 03 Apr 2009 13:57:41 +0000 admin 30057 at http://www.mrc.org Dear WSJ: Morici is Wrong on Trade Deficit http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-wsj-morici-wrong-trade-deficit <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/donald-j-boudreaux-phd">Donald J. Boudreaux, Ph.D.</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Editor, The Wall Street Journal</p> <p ><st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">200 Liberty Street</st1:address></st1:street></p> <p ><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">New York</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st="on">NY</st1:state> <st1:postalcode w:st="on">10281</st1:postalcode></st1:place></p> <br /> <p >To the Editor:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/correcting-record/dear-wsj-morici-wrong-trade-deficit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Correcting the Record MRC Business DonaldBoudreaux export FreeTrade import Microsoft output PeterMorici tradedeficit WallStreetJournal Thu, 12 Feb 2009 15:52:03 +0000 admin 30062 at http://www.mrc.org Paul Krugman, Respected Economist Turned Left-Wing Hack, Wins Nobel Prize http://www.mrc.org/articles/paul-krugman-respected-economist-turned-left-wing-hack-wins-nobel-prize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In honor of his Nobel, here are some of Bush-bashing columnist Paul Krugman&#039;s greatest misses, including: &quot;I predict that in the years ahead Enron, not Sept. 11, will come to be seen as the greater turning point in U.S. society.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The Times devoted a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/14/business/economy/14econ.html?scp="1&sq=rampell&st=cse" " target="_self">front-page story </a>on Tuesday to one of its own: Respected liberal economist turned Bush-bashing Times columnist Paul Krugman won the Nobel Prize for Economic Science, an occasion sure to make the already pleased-with-himself Krugman even more insufferable. To reporter Catherine Rampell's credit, she didn't totally avoid criticism, noting in paragraph three: </p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/paul-krugman-respected-economist-turned-left-wing-hack-wins-nobel-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Economy 9-11 CatherineRampell Enron FreeTrade GeorgeW.Bush NewYorkTimes NobelPrize NYTimes PaulKrugman TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 14 Oct 2008 19:24:00 +0000 admin 6475 at http://www.mrc.org Post Reporter: Romney's Free Trade Principles a 'Vulnerability' http://www.mrc.org/articles/post-reporter-romneys-free-trade-principles-vulnerability <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-detrick">Paul Detrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Picking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as his running mate could hurt Republican Sen. John McCain because of “vulnerability” stemming from his successful businesses and support for free trade, according to a Washington Post reporter.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “On the whole subject of trade deals and free trade agreements is that a vulnerability, a potential vulnerability on the side of Mitt Romney?” Andrea Mitchell asked Post reporter Chris Cillizza on the August 28 broadcast of “MSNBC Live”.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/post-reporter-romneys-free-trade-principles-vulnerability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Trade FreeMarket FreeTrade MediaBias MittRomney WashingtonPost Thu, 28 Aug 2008 22:56:01 +0000 admin 25962 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Host: Obama's Anti-Free Trade Position 'Does Not Go Down Well' with Europe http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-host-obamas-anti-free-trade-position-does-not-go-down-well-europe <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-detrick">Paul Detrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     “[Europe] wants to see an [American] president committed to free trade,” cautioned CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour from Berlin, Germany, the site of a speech by presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama.</p> <br /> <p >     Amanpour pointed to Obama’s wanting to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement as a problem for the Illinois Senator in Europe on the “CNN Newsroom” broadcast July 24.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-host-obamas-anti-free-trade-position-does-not-go-down-well-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Media BarackObama CNN Europe FreeMarket FreeTrade NAFTA Fri, 25 Jul 2008 17:26:47 +0000 admin 26025 at http://www.mrc.org BusinessWeek Champions Case Against Free Trade http://www.mrc.org/articles/businessweek-champions-case-against-free-trade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     It’s this type of reporting that would make Lou Dobbs proud.</p> <br /> <p >     <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_06/b4070032762393.htm?chan=magazine+channel_news&chan=top+news_top+news+index_businessweek+exclusives" />The February 11 issue of BusinessWeek</a> cast doubt on the advantages free trade for the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United States</st1:place></st1:country-region>. An article, “Economists Rethink Free Trade,” by Jane Sasseen ignored the benefits of free trade and the consequences of enacting anti-free trade policies.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/businessweek-champions-case-against-free-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Trade businessweek FreeTrade globalization LouDobbs MediaBias Fri, 01 Feb 2008 20:18:38 +0000 admin 26400 at http://www.mrc.org Bartiromo Upbeat about Free Enterprise on 'Tonight Show' http://www.mrc.org/articles/bartiromo-upbeat-about-free-enterprise-tonight-show <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >      The perception of the American economy – that is, the dark cloud cast by the media – has been difficult to overcome, even so much that it has infected pop culture.</p> <br /> <p >     CNBC’s “Closing Bell” host Maria Bartiromo crossed the picket line of <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080104140455.aspx" />the striking writers</a> to appear on NBC’s January 9 “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” She faced a barrage of questions from host Leno – who was asking the same hand-wringing questions as the mainstream media on economic issues.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bartiromo-upbeat-about-free-enterprise-tonight-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Trade Bartiromo CNBC fairtrade FreeTrade global Leno money Recession writersstrike Thu, 10 Jan 2008 20:56:13 +0000 admin 26444 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Dobbs Insists Author of anti-Free Trade Book Is 'No Protectionist' http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnns-dobbs-insists-author-anti-free-trade-book-no-protectionist <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; OK. Who outsourced Lou Dobbs’s dictionary to <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">China</st1:place></st1:country-region>?</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That has to be the only explanation for why CNN’s resident anti-free trader Lou Dobbs claimed a guest critical of the Bush administration’s trade policies was not a “protectionist.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnns-dobbs-insists-author-anti-free-trade-book-no-protectionist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Labor CNN Dobbs dorgan ethanol FreeTrade gas protectionist Tue, 25 Jul 2006 17:19:26 +0000 admin 25116 at http://www.mrc.org