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    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Argentina’s leftist protectionist President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner suffered a huge defeat yesterday when the Senate voted 37 to 36 to reject the system of floating-rate taxes that the government imposed in March of this year. The New York Times reports: The new tax system raised taxes on soybeans from … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Time is running for Congress to pass the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Reuters reports: Republicans pressured U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday to set a vote on a free trade pact with Colombia, which they said would die if Congress does not approve it this year. “If … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    No wonder Europe loves Barack Obama: while Obama is promising unilateral withdrawal from NAFTA unless Mexico agrees to new terms to protect U.S. union jobs, the European Union is working to reduce trade barriers with Mexico. The AP reports: The European Union’s executive commission on Tuesday proposed to upgrade ties … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    The World Trade Organization released a report today titled Trade in a Globalizing World. From the Executive Summary: International trade is integral to the process of globalization. Over many years, governments in most countries have increasingly opened their economies to international trade, whether through the multilateral trading system, increased regional … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    The National Center for Policy Analysis‘ Michael Stroup makes an interesting finding when he compare the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom Index (EFI) with Freedom House’s political rights index (PRI). The EFI uses objective data to rate a government’s relative level of economic freedom taking into account limited government, stable monetary … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Despite the fact that the Colombia military just freed three American hostages from the leftist terrorist group FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia), liberals here in America are still refusing to pass, or even give a single hearing to, the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Today, The Washington Post reports on … More

    Hostages Freed in Colombia

    Last week, the world witnessed a stunning example of the success of Plan Colombia when 15 men and women were rescued after years as hostages of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC). The full details of the rescue as explained by The New York Times and other news sources … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    A common refrain from politicians who want to claim they support free trade while still satisfying their core protectionist constituencies is to say they “I’m for free trade but…” Michael Kinsley did a great job exposing this lie four years ago: The “but” of Howard Dean’s “free trade but” is … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    A front page Washington Post story today details how integral U.S. cooperation was to Colombia military efforts to free hostages held by the leftist terrorist group FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). For more than 596 days the Colombian government has been waiting for the Congress to approve a Free … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Looking at the relationship between protectionism, subsidies, and world hunger, American Enterprise Institute visiting scholar Adam Lerrick writes: The world has the ability to feed itself at affordable prices. There is no shortage of productive land. Large tracts in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Brazil offer huge potential. Putting fallow acres back … More