Free Trade Under Fire

Author: Douglas A. Irwin
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Growing international tradeinfo-icon has helped lift living standards around the world, and yet free tradeinfo-icon is always under attack. Critics complain that tradeinfo-icon forces painful economic adjustments, such as plant closings and layoffs of workers, and charge that the World Trade Organization serves the interests of corporations, undercuts domestic environmental regulationsinfo-icon, and erodes America's sovereignty. Why has global tradeinfo-icon--and trade agreements such as NAFTA--become so controversial? Does free trade deserve its bad reputationinfo-icon?In Free Trade under Fire, Douglas Irwin sweeps aside the misconceptions that litter the debate over trade and gives the reader a clear understanding of the issues involved. This fourth edition has been thoroughly updated to include the most recent policy developments and the latest research findings on the impact of trade.

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