The EU Government Looks to a Beacon of Protectionism

Source: EconLog
by Pierre Lemieux

“Even if it was often more wishful thinking than unambiguous reality, it used to be that American economic freedom was a (classical) liberal model that many other world governments hoped to imitate or at least felt obliged to offer excuses for not following. Now, it seems, the situation is clearer: America is becoming a dirigiste model that European politicians and bureaucrats are consciously vying to plagiarize. At least, this is obvious in the matter of international trade.” (06/13/22)