Eduardo Porter of The Washington Post writes on the benefits of global trade.
- Free trade has come under scrutiny lately with some people claiming that is exasperating climate change, when in fact quite the opposite is true.
- Free trade allows countries to specialize which leads to more energy-efficient and less carbon-intensive products.
- Trade has also lifted billions of people out of poverty and accelerated economic progress, which is critical to lowering emissions and bettering human life.
- Rather than embracing protectionism, policy makers should turn to free trade.
Read the full article here.