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If firms selling abroad can dislocate the local economy then export tariffs are needed with the income from them used to ameliorate the dislocations being caused by trade. This is the point made by Ha-Joon Chang who cites a number of historical examples where such policies were used by governments to foster overall development.

Ha-Joon Chang talking about his book Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism at New America Foundation:

Cynicism is intellectual treason.

by marco on Fri Jul 25th, 2008 at 01:30:59 AM EST
A good speech, too bad the technical presentation is a bit poor.

I strongly recommend his latest book: "Bad Samaritans".

I've been waging an (unsuccessful) campaign to get him to participate online as do so many other economists. He pleads lack of time.

Perhaps a few emails of encouragement from other fans of his work might help. His email is on his faculty bio page, if you want to try...

Policies not Politics
---- Daily Landscape

by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Fri Jul 25th, 2008 at 02:33:44 PM EST
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