Foreign Policy and Domestic Policy Are but One System
Mises on International Organizations and the World Trade Organization
By Carmen Elena Dorobăț
This article appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of The Independent Review
Could a revamped World Trade Organization and Doha Round make a lasting contribution to free trade? Drawing on his observations of the international system before and after the Second World War, Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises argued that government intervention in domestic affairs unleashes politico-economic forces that make it practically impossible to secure long-lasting free trade.
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