The Steep Path to Freer Trade October 23, 2015 9:00am by Barry Ritholtz Source: WSJ Spread the wealth. twitter facebook linkedin What's been said: Discussions found on the web: ch commented on Oct 23 Global trade has stagnated v trend since 2007 since the world’s western economies wish to pay for real stuff from the EM’s using IOU’s that can only be paid back with money printed out of thin air by those same countries’ central banks. Coincidence? VennData commented on Oct 23 It’s always fun to see these anti-free trade types by shoddy inferior high-priced goods produced by their neighbors. Oh, they don’t? davecjohnson commented on Oct 25 If you close a factory in the US, move the production to China, bring the same goods back here to sell in the same stores, you have just “expanded trade” across borders. Read this next.March 7, 2020 MiB: Jan van Eck, Van Eck AssociatesFebruary 5, 2013 History Of The S&P 500’s Biggest ComponentsOctober 17, 2008 Housing Starts Stop Posted Under Digital Media Legal Macro/Econ Politics Previous Post 10 Friday AM Reads Next Post Would Peter Lynch Buy Fitbit?