Michael Badnarik on Free Trade
Libertarian Party nominee for President
The managed trade that we see today, where politically connected corporations and favored nations get special deals, is anything but free it is mercantilism, the same economic system that Adam Smith railed against in The Wealth of Nations, when he saw the inefficiency and aggression of imperial governments endowing special privileges to state-sponsored cartels.
A: I support real free trade. The thousands of pages of rules, regulations, and exceptions in NAFTA, GATT and other ‘free trade’ treaties aren’t free trade. I propose an end to trade restrictions. Period. My free trade treaty won’t even fill a page. When we talk about corporate globalism, we’re talking about two different things: trade across borders-which I support-and a web of subsidies and barriers, which I oppose.
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