Highlights from "The Case for Free Trade"

Highlights from "The Case for Free Trade"

by David Henderson

[Note: for the first 10 I actually aligned the links precisely to the beginning of the topic by comparing to the video. For example, My famous Rita's Friendly Oasis really begins at 13:50, so the link goes there. After that—starting with Don Boudreaux…—I got bored and just wrote a little emacs lisp to insert the times provided into the links. At the bottom of this page, you can copy and paste replacement HTML to put into Prof. Henderson's post on EconLog.]

10:00: Every law is violent.
12:00: Gains from exchange.
14:00: My famous Rita’s Friendly Oasis.
19:10: Comparative advantage.
20:30: Babe Ruth.
21:40: McCartney and Starr.
22:25: Dikembe Mutombo.
23:30: Nothing magic about borders.
24:20: Donald Trump–corn for cars.
27:50: Don Boudreaux: If real wars were like trade wars.
29:10: Trade and technology are similar.
31:30: Manufacturing jobs vs. output.
33:20: Middle class is disappearing upward.
34:40: Examples of what I get from international trade.
36:10: My Bastiat joke (which I got from the late William Breit.)
36:40: Tariffs and blowing up railroads.
37:20: Reagan’s analogy: shooting hole in boat.
37:50: Joan Robinson: boulders in harbor.
38:10: Henry George.
39:05: Bastiat’s petition of the candlemakers.
40:00: Does trade increase or decrease jobs?
44:00: Buy American?
46:00: Sugar import quotas.
49:15: Dumping.
51:00: Senator Robert Byrd.
52:30: Idaho Senator Larry Craig and Micron.
54:30: Trade deficit.
56:30: Where does the trade deficit go?
58:10: Michael Dukakis’s flub during 1988 election.
59:20: Trade promotes peace.
1:00:20: When goods don’t cross borders, armies will.
1:01:30: Doubling of trade leads to 20% decline in belligerence.
1:03:00: My Dutch Uncle advice to undergrads and high-schoolers.
A couple of minutes as about 400 students leave auditorium after end of speech.
1:08:50: First question, about government and identity.
1:11:00: Are free trade deals necessary?
1:12:00: China-U.S. trade war.
1:15:30: Is economists’ case for trade glib? The Autor evidence.
1:18:20: My free trade economist friend’s questions to steelworkers in their 50s.
1:20:00: Doritos and money.
1:21:45: Infant industry argument and The Myth of MITI.
1:24:50: Isn’t the U.S. economy strong?
1:26:50: Ben Olson: corrupt government selling resources.
1:29:10: China stealing intellectual property.
1:32:45: The role of gold in people’s financial portfolio.
1:34:00: Sergio: Child labor and tradeoff between material and spiritual.
1:39:30: Linda Symms: Trade sanctions on Iran and people are smarter than cats.
1:41:45: The philosophical case against patents and copyrights.
1:43:45: Bitcoin.

Any YouTube link can take a extra parameter t=NNN where NNN is the time offset in seconds, so time 39:05 has t=2345.

I replaced Prof. Henderson's text with:

<p>10:00: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=609">Every law is violent</a>.</p>
<p>12:00: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=772">Gains from exchange</a>.</p>
<p>14:00: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=830">My famous Rita&#8217;s Friendly Oasis</a>.</p>
<p>19:10: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=1141">Comparative advantage</a>.</p>
<p>20:30: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=1237">Babe Ruth</a>.</p>
<p>21:40: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=1300">McCartney and Starr</a>.</p>
<p>22:25: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=1344">Dikembe Mutombo</a>.</p>
<p>23:30: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=1416">Nothing magic about borders</a>.</p>
<p>24:20: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=1454">Donald Trump&#8211;corn for cars</a>.</p>
<p>27:50: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=1670">Don Boudreaux: If real wars were like trade wars</a>.</p>
<p>29:10: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=1750">Trade and technology are similar</a>.</p>
<p>31:30: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=1890">Manufacturing jobs vs. output</a>.</p>
<p>33:20: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=2000">Middle class is disappearing upward</a>.</p>
<p>34:40: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=2080">Examples of what I get from international trade</a>.</p>
<p>36:10: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=2170">My Bastiat joke (which I got from the late William Breit.)</a></p>
<p>36:40: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=2200">Tariffs and blowing up railroads</a>.</p>
<p>37:20: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=2240">Reagan&#8217;s analogy: shooting hole in boat</a>.</p>
<p>37:50: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=2270">Joan Robinson: boulders in harbor</a>.</p>
<p>38:10: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=2290">Henry George</a>.</p>
<p>39:05: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=2345">Bastiat&#8217;s petition of the candlemakers</a>.</p>
<p>40:00: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=2400">Does trade increase or decrease jobs</a>?</p>
<p>44:00: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=2640">Buy American</a>?</p>
<p>46:00: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=2760">Sugar import quotas</a>.</p>
<p>49:15: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=2955">Dumping</a>.</p>
<p>51:00: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=3060">Senator Robert Byrd</a>.</p>
<p>52:30: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=3150">Idaho Senator Larry Craig and Micron</a>.</p>
<p>54:30: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=3270">Trade deficit</a>.</p>
<p>56:30: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=3390">Where does the trade deficit go</a>?</p>
<p>58:10: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=3490">Michael Dukakis&#8217;s flub during 1988 election</a>.</p>
<p>59:20: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=3560">Trade promotes peace</a>.</p>
<p>1:00:20: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=3620">When goods don&#8217;t cross borders, armies will</a>.</p>
<p>1:01:30: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=3690">Doubling of trade leads to 20% decline in belligerence</a>.</p>
<p>1:03:00: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=3780">My Dutch Uncle advice to undergrads and high-schoolers</a>.</p>
<p>A couple of minutes as about 400 students leave auditorium after end of speech.</p>
<p>1:08:50: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=4130">First question, about government and identity</a>.</p>
<p>1:11:00: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=4260">Are free trade deals necessary</a>?</p>
<p>1:12:00: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=4320">China-U.S. trade war</a>.</p>
<p>1:15:30: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=4530">Is economists&#8217; case for trade glib? The Autor evidence</a>.</p>
<p>1:18:20: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=4700">My free trade economist friend&#8217;s questions to steelworkers in their 50s</a>.</p>
<p>1:20:00: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=4800">Doritos and money</a>.</p>
<p>1:21:45: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=4905">Infant industry argument and The Myth of MITI</a>.</p>
<p>1:24:50: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=5090">Isn&#8217;t the U.S. economy strong</a>?</p>
<p>1:26:50: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=5210">Ben Olson: corrupt government selling resources</a>.</p>
<p>1:29:10: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=5350">China stealing intellectual property</a>.</p>
<p>1:32:45: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=5565">The role of gold in people&#8217;s financial portfolio</a>.</p>
<p>1:34:00: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=5640">Sergio: Child labor and tradeoff between material and spiritual</a>.</p>
<p>1:39:30: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=5970">Linda Symms: Trade sanctions on Iran and people are smarter than cats</a>.</p>
<p>1:41:45: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=6105">The philosophical case against patents and copyrights</a>.</p>
<p>1:43:45: <a href="https://youtu.be/9ui8ZwuG9NQ?t=6225">Bitcoin</a>.</p>


  1. To clarify, I was bored by carefully backing up and decided exactly where each topic began. The parts of the talk I have completed were quite interesting.


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