Davos Man, globalism and the case for free trade

Source: Acton Institute
by Samuel Gregg, Ph.D.

“Times are tough for free trade — the toughest since the first era of globalization came to a shuddering halt with the outbreak of war in 1914 and tariffs swept the world after 1918. Across the planet, economic nationalism is on the march. Faith in economic globalization’s benefits is waning throughout the West. Nothing symbolizes this more than Donald Trump’s election to the American presidency. If the case for free trade is to have a future, it requires a radical rethink. And part of that makeover is going to involve shedding something that only damages the cause of free trade. This is its association with what’s often called ‘Davos Man.'” (02/08/17)

http://acton.org/pub/commentary/2017/02/08/Davos-Man-globalism-and-the-case-for-free-trade