A question for protectionists

posted by
February 2, 2012
Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux  
Posted in Commentary

"Assuming that there is no question that Beijing is in fact subsidizing some of its exports to America (and I suspect that it really does engage in such subsidization), what allowance do these members of Congress make for the fact that the policies Beijing pursued from 1949 through circa 1978 cause Chinese producers today to be ‘artificially’ less productive than they would have been had such policies never been pursued? How do folks such as Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Sen. Sherrod Brown, and Rep. Dave Camp adjust for the lingering economic consequences of Maoist tyranny in China?" (02/02/12)


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