Is free trade a form of warfare?
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Is free trade a form of warfare?

Throughout his presidential campaign Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that Mexico is “killing us on trade” because of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

This metaphor of trade as war or conflict is a common trope among leftists. But is it true? Are Americans harmed by trade deficits?

As Johan Norberg explains this notion is “dead wrong.” And to see why we just have to look at the iPhone.

Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).