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Rethinking free trade

September 2011 - Rethinking free tradeWhen it comes to trade Australia has raised the bar for lowering the bar, but has it done us any good? Calls are increasing for managing trade and implementing industry policy – what are the ramifications?

Give and take: a prosperous Australia for a declining manufacturing industry?
by Saul Eslake - 30/09/2011 - 14 comments
1,000,000 economists can be wrong: The free trade fallacies
by Steve Keen - 30/09/2011 - 53 comments
Does the immanent global economic crisis affect international trading practices?
by Peter Verhezen - 29/09/2011 - 8 comments
Lost at sea - Exporting free trade policy to the Pacific
by Adam Wolfenden - 28/09/2011 - 2 comments
Protectionism – back to the future?
by Carolyn Currie - 28/09/2011 - 4 comments
The case for free trade
by Justin Jefferson - 28/09/2011 - 37 comments
It's time - for governments to actually govern
by Betsy Fysh - 27/09/2011 - 14 comments
Sustainability is not a dirty word
by Bruce Haigh - 27/09/2011 - 1 comment
Why the fuss about the manufacturing industry?
by Ian McAuley - 26/09/2011 - 1 comment
Protectionism and industry policy
by Des Moore - 26/09/2011 - 2 comments
China’s economic model: the antithesis of free trade
by Chris Lewis - 23/09/2011 - 19 comments
Is the nostalgia surrounding the Button Steel Plan misguided?
by Mikayla Novak - 23/09/2011 - 2 comments
The primitive country?
by Marko Beljac - 23/09/2011 - 7 comments
Protectionism and industry policy
by John Freebairn - 22/09/2011 - 3 comments
Manufacturing, the Australian dollar and what, if anything can be done about it.
by Ray Evans - 22/09/2011
The deindustrialisation of the Australian economy
by Bill Lucarelli - 22/09/2011
A continuing debate? Protectionism and free trade in Australia
by Binoy Kampmark - 21/09/2011 - 2 comments
Some protection is essential
by John Turner - 21/09/2011 - 20 comments
Free to trade or forced to trade?
by Anne Matthews-Frederick - 21/09/2011 - 6 comments
Used by date: free trade
by Ben Rees - 20/09/2011 - 12 comments
Free trade and fair trade
by Valerie Yule - 19/09/2011 - 11 comments
Free trade: offering the best value to consumers and producers
by Alan Moran - 16/09/2011 - 53 comments
Defending Australia`s manufacturing industry
by Henry Thornton - 14/09/2011 - 2 comments

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