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Issue 1 (2009) pp. 23-45 - Neither free trade nor protection but international socialism: contesting the conservative antinomies of trade theory / Bill Dunn

Dunn, Bill

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Attitudes towards international trade are remarkably polarised. Most mainstream economists advocate free trade as a mainstay of national and global prosperity. Meanwhile, many critics see it as the major cause of inequality and poverty. This polarisation is remarkable given the weakness of any systematic relationship between the propensity to trade and overall economic well-being and the practical infrequency of complete openness or autarchy. The dualism of trade theory is supported by, and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorDunn, Bill
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-20T04:02:55Z
dc.date.available2015-01-20T04:02:55Z
dc.identifier.issn1836-6597
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/12549
dc.description.abstractAttitudes towards international trade are remarkably polarised. Most mainstream economists advocate free trade as a mainstay of national and global prosperity. Meanwhile, many critics see it as the major cause of inequality and poverty. This polarisation is remarkable given the weakness of any systematic relationship between the propensity to trade and overall economic well-being and the practical infrequency of complete openness or autarchy. The dualism of trade theory is supported by, and reproduces, a conservative worldview which tends to obscure other more determinant aspects of political economy, and directs opposition to global capital into safe, nationalistic channels.
dc.format23 pages
dc.publisherRick Kuhn and Tom O'Lincoln
dc.rights© Bill Dunn 2009
dc.sourceMarxist Interventions
dc.subjectinternational trade
dc.subjecttrade theory
dc.subjectinternational socialism
dc.titleIssue 1 (2009) pp. 23-45 - Neither free trade nor protection but international socialism: contesting the conservative antinomies of trade theory / Bill Dunn
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.issued2009
local.type.statusPublished Version
CollectionsMarxist Interventions (2009-2011)

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