Free Trade

Free Trade

Free trade generally is good (in my opinion), and so I am generally in favor of it. However, when things are done to make trade unfair, such a currency manipulation, actions should be taken to prevent the unfairness (e.g., placing tariffs on goods to cause their prices to be what they would be absent the manipulation). Time article on free trade Apr 2016 (PDF) I liked the TPP. The only downside I saw to TPP was a very small potential manufacturing jobs loss—mainly due to Vietnam being a member. I saw benefits for agriculture.