Should American Economic Policy Embrace the Principles of Free Trade?
The conservative movement has long been divided over questions of trade. The end of the Cold War was thought to have ushered in an epoch of global free trade and “rules-based order,” made possible by American military power and strong international institutions like the World Trade Organization and the World Bank. Moreover, globalization and technological innovation has integrated global markets at a torrid pace. However, the rise of global competitors such as China have raised new questions about national economic policy, which resulted in tariffs and new trade deals during the Trump era, reinvigorating the free trade debate on the Right. Join ISI in a debate over these perennial considerations as free market stalwart and Professor of Economics Julia Norgaard debates the Coalition for a Prosperous America’s Jeff Ferry, moderated by Nate Hochman. The debate will begin at 6:30pm at the Fluno Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as part of our Diana Davis Spencer Debate Series, and co-sponsored with our partners at the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy.