McCloskey on Free Trade: Who Is it Good For?

In Learn Liberty’s latest educational video, the incomparable Deirdre McCloskey gives a spirited defense of free trade and the benefits it has brought to the world, in particular in the past several decades after the end of World War II.

She also takes on the false narratives that the poor have been losing purchasing power and that the rise of global commerce has led to falling living standards in developing countries.

For more from the fabulous Prof. McCloskey, see her full-length Mercatus Center lecture on “Bourgeois Dignity” from 2011 or read about her receiving CEI’s Julian Simon Award in 2013.