Three Arguments for Protection: Economic, Non-Economic and Non-Argument Examples
Malone, Frank Morris
MetadataShow full item record
The title of the paper notwithstanding, the philosophy contained herein is essentially that of a free trader. When writing a paper such as this, however, it seems hard to make a dogmatic statement on the merits of free trade. The assumptions of various articles differ and combining them causes one to lack a theoretically firm argument. The answer seems to be to try to put protectionist arguments in their proper place without detracting from the free trade argument. To do this the paper is divided into four main parts. The first is an initiation into free trade terminology and methodology, which hopefully will serve as an adequate background for the next three sections. The second section is an interpretation of the Stolper-Samuelson argument in a present day context, postulating that it may be a non-economic argument for protection. The third section consists of comments on E. £. Hagen's "An Economic Argument for Protection," which at closer examination loses much of its vigor. The last section is on the gains from trade, and there, almost inevitably, the terms of trade argument for a tariff is discussed.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Witalec, Rachel (2007)Cuba and the United States of America have had a mutual interest in one another since well before either of their independence movements. Since Cuba earned its independence, the United States took the small nation, 90 ...
Metcalf, Jacob Patrick (2002)This paper focuses on using phenomenology’s insights into intentionality to root out our comportment to the natural world in our everyday practices. We can find both the problem and solution of the ecological crisis in ...
Schmaltz, Tad M. (1983)In its various forms, the cosmological argument for the existence of God is an attempt to understand why something exists rather than not. This attempt is entangled in further attempts to understand the nature of the ...