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Mad About Trade: Why Main Street America should Embrace Globalization
     

Mad About Trade: Why Main Street America should Embrace Globalization

by Daniel T. Griswold
 

ISBN-10: 193530819X

ISBN-13: 9781935308195

Pub. Date: 09/16/2009

Publisher: Cato Institute

Mad about Trade is the much-needed antidote to a rising tide of protectionist sentiment in the United States. The book explains the benefits of free trade and globalization for middle-class, Main Street Americans exposed to a barrage of negative claims from politicians and commentators such as Lou Dobbs. It offers a spirited defense of free trade and globalization

Overview

Mad about Trade is the much-needed antidote to a rising tide of protectionist sentiment in the United States. The book explains the benefits of free trade and globalization for middle-class, Main Street Americans exposed to a barrage of negative claims from politicians and commentators such as Lou Dobbs. It offers a spirited defense of free trade and globalization that engages the populists on their own turf. In eight timely and provocative chapters, the book shows how middle- and low-income families benefit from import competition, and how a more globalized U.S. economy has created better jobs and higher living standards for American workers through the ups and downs of the business cycle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935308195
Publisher:
Cato Institute
Publication date:
09/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword....................vii
Preface....................ix
Acknowledgements....................xv
1. Introduction: Main Street Meets the Global Economy....................1
2. America's Consuming Interest in Trade....................11
3. How American Workers and Families Have Traded Up....................27
4. U.S. Manufacturing in a Global Economy: More Stuff, Better Stuff, Fewer Workers....................47
5. America's Trade Deficit: Accounting Abstraction or Public Enemy No. 1?....................73
6. Foreign Investment: Paying Dividends for American Families....................89
7. America in the Global Economy: Strong, Free, and Open for Business....................107
8. More Like Us: The Growth of the Global Middle Class....................125
9. The Protectionist Swindle: How Trade Barriers Cheat the Poor and the Middle Class....................147
10. A Trade Agenda for a Free People....................175
Notes....................181
Index....................195

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