3/18 Matt Stoller: The Lost History of Free Trade

Writer Matt Stoller explains origins of free trade deals and why they are not going away, why modern free trade had its start in the 1930s, the utopian desire for a one world government, who is George Ball and why he matters the roots of a common market and governance, the evolving elite view of the middle class, why we have allowed America’s industrial base to erode, the myth of frictionless world of capital, why the threat to America is our loss of manufacturing not in debt, how trade agreements impact sovereignty and what we need to learn from Alexander Hamilton.

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