Friday, October 2, 2015

A Message for Donald Trump on Free Trade and Immigration

Under a system of completely free trade, capital and labor would be employed
wherever conditions are most favorable for production....

But the migration of capital and labor presupposes not only complete freedom of
trade, but also the complete absence of obstacles to their movement from one
country to another...

But whatever may be the prerequisites for the development of international trade,
protective tariffs can accomplish only one thing: to prevent production from being
carried on where the natural and social conditions are most favorable for it and to
cause it to be carried on instead where conditions are worse. The outcome of
protectionism is, therefore, always a reduction in the productivity of human labor.The freetrader is far from denying that the evil that the nations of the world wish to
combat by means of a policy of protectionism really is an evil. What he maintains is
only that the means recommended by the imperialists and protectionists cannot
eliminate that evil.
-Ludwig von Mises,  Liberalism: A Socio-Economic Exposition 


  1. OMG stfu enough with Trump, go suck off the goofy GOP cucks Wenzel

    1. Seriously, I can't ever post links, even to CNN's web site, without the comment being moderated into the ether.

    2. It's not moderated into ether. If it ends up in the spam filter, it will most likely stay there,
      Literally hundreds of comments and in spam, and most should be there. I don't have time to read them, they are often very cleverly written so that you can't tell they are spam until the last sentence.

      If you post a link, it may end up there for that reason. Also if you just post a link and I haven't seen you post regularly (not your case Hollow Daze) it will be rejected since I don't have time to click through to links from people I don't know and I certainly don't have time to listen to you tubes.

    3. What's weird, though, is that I see links posted by others almost daily. Those comments are not getting caught in the spam filter but mine are? Maybe just a flaw in my (somewhat esoteric) AIM commenting platform? Not sure why you picked your comment configuration but the comment flow is much better on Disqus. For instance, the MIses Institute switched to Disqus and I've noticed a significant improvement in the comments sections there. Just my 2 cents...

  2. Mises is way over Trump's head. It's hard to learn when you think you know it all.