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Why free trade is critical ... and so are global trade partnerships

Jeffrey Bergstrand

With a glance back over the 20th century, it’s readily apparent that several policy decisions had extraordinary global impacts.

There were negative ones (the Poland Blitzkreig and the start of World War II by Germany) and positive ones (the post-WWII creation of a new international economic order resulting in cuts in tariffs globally). The human costs of WWII are well known: 15 million