With the sudden reversion to mercantilist trade policies over the last year and a half or so, my colleagues and I decided some economic archaeology was in order. So Iain Murray and I, with contributions from Fred Smith, Marc Scribner, Daniel Press, and Ryan Khuranaco-wrote a a new “principles of” paper, “Traders of the Lost Ark: Rediscovering a Moral and Economic Case for Free Trade,” which you can read online for free here. Daniel Hannan was kind enough to wrote a foreword.
Iain wrote a short blog post explaining our goal for the paper here.
Press release here.
The American Spectator’s Johnny Kampis did a nice writeup here.
As did World Trade Online, though it’s behind a paywall.
The paper was also mentioned in Politico’s Morning Money and Morning Trade newsletters.
The full paper is here.