Is Free trade good?

There is a consensus amongst economists that free trade is mutually beneficial. Yet, the rise of populists and nationalists globally coincides with the growing popularity of protectionism. In 2016, Donald Trump ran a campaign that focused on the US trade deficit, promising to restrict imports from abroad to boost domestic manufacturing. Once in office, theContinue reading “Is Free trade good?”

The Economic legacy of HW Bush

Succeeding Reagan was to be an almighty task for anyone. Following a decade of unparalleled growth and prosperity, a turn away from stagflation and the economic misery of the 70s, Vice-President George HW Bush took the reins of the Republican party and the Presidency following Reagan’s departure in 1988. Quite possibly the most qualified everContinue reading “The Economic legacy of HW Bush”