IN SEPTEMBER 1843 the Liverpool Mercury reported on a large free-trade rally in the city. The Royal Amphitheatre was overflowing. John Bright, a newly elected MP, spoke eloquently on the merits of abolishing duties on imported food, echoing
arguments made in The Economist…It is hard to imagine, 173 years later, a leading Western politician being lauded for a defence of free trade.
Sep 27, 2001 – Globalisation is a great force for good. But neither governments nor businesses, Clive Crook argues, can be trusted to make the case.