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“Buy American” is Un-American (MP3 download)

By Harry Binswanger


This talk challenges the entire protectionist approach to foreign trade. Dr. Binswanger categorically rejects the view that it is “patriotic” to “buy American.” To the contrary, he argues, purchasing foreign goods when they are a better value is the patriotic act—one that increases America’s economic power.

Covering philosophy, politics and economics, he cogently explains why “import-phobia” is economically absurd, morally offensive and intellectually antithetical to America’s ideals.

(MP3 download; 2 hrs., 24 min., with Q & A, 103.86 MB)