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    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    We know liberals in Congress no longer believe in free trade, but what about the world’s self described Marxists? If PoliticalAffairs.net, the destination for “Marxist thought online”, is any indication, Marxists are no fan of free trade and blame it for the world’s food crisis: For decades, neo-liberal trade liberalisation … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Since the United States abandoned the protectionist policies that helped cause the Great Depression it has been the world leader in bringing free trade to the rest of the world. Since the end of World War II, free trade has lifted billions out of poverty and decreased hunger worldwide But … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    The rapid rise in the price of food staples like corn, wheat, soybeans, and rice has strained the ability of people in developing countries to feed their families. Hunger related unrest has broken out in Cameroon, Egypt, Haiti, and Somalia. Today, world leaders are meeting in Rome for a Summit … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Ethanol is due its share of the blame of the global food crisis, but protectionism abroad is also a major factor. Before Speaker Nancy Pelosi further destroys American credibility on trade she should consider what lack of free trade means to countries like Nigeria: The cause of the food crisis … More

    Allow Free Market to Inform Proper Level of Ethanol Use

    Domestically produced corn based ethanol has enjoyed preferential federal treatment for years including a $0.51 per gallon tax credit and tariffs that discourage potentially cheaper sugar cane-based ethanol from Brazil. Federal government government support for ethanol has only increased in recent years with the first ever renewable fuel mandate for … More

    Morning Bell: Government Is the Problem on Food and Energy Prices

    Food riots have forced the collapse of the government in Haiti. People are dying in food lines in Egypt. The U.N. warns that food stocks for 450,000 Cambodian children is set to tun out in 30 days. Rising hunger is contributing to instability in Afghanistan. In India, even the gods … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    On April 10, 2008 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) destroyed over 30 years of U.S. leadership on free trade by gutting Trade Promotion Authority to kill the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. With riots breaking out all over the world due to high food prices (in part caused by Democrat ethanol … More

    Morning Bell: The Ethanol Disaster Lesson

    The Environmental Defense Fund this week released a “study” purporting to show that instituting a cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions in the United States would have virtually no economic impact. These claims would be laughably false if policies previously adopted at the behest of the environmental movement were not already contributing … More