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Issue 6 | Seven Moral Arguments for Free Trade

By Daniel T. Griswold
Published Oct. 19, 2004 6:00 p.m.
Though it's easy to make politically-charged claims for or against free trade, Griswold takes a different tact. He shows us, in seven clear points, why free trade is the right thing to do from a moral standpoint.

Download this one for a thought-provoking exploration of this volatile issue. You may find yourself swayed.

About Daniel T. Griswold | Dan Griswold is director of the Cato Institute's Center for Trade Policy Studies. From 1998 to July 2004, he was the center's associate director. He has authored or co-authored studies on, among other subjects, globalization, the World Trade Organization, trade and manufacturing, immigration, and trade and democracy. Griswold has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, and other major publications and has appeared on C-SPAN, CNN, PBS, the BBC, Fox News, MSNBC and numerous other TV and radio news and talk shows. Griswold has testified before congressional committees and federal agencies on the U.S. trade deficit, steel trade, immigration, and the costs of protectionism. Before joining Cato, Griswold served as a congressional press secretary and a daily newspaper editorial page editor. He holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a diploma in economics and a master's degree in the Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics.

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