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Subject:  Re: What annoys the Right more? Date:  10/14/2012  8:29 PM
Author:  MadCapitalist Number:  648842 of 795274

It's their stance against free trade.

I have a question? Why is free trade preferred or good?


Why is free trade within a country good but not when it crosses some arbitrary line around a "nation"?

The answer is that free trade is good due to the principle of comparative advantage. It makes no difference whether your trading partner is on the other side of an arbitrary line or on the same side. Taken to