Common Sense Soapbox

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Short videos with a punchy, comedic tone and entertaining Socratic characters taking on trending issues and important concepts from a classical liberal perspective, written & animated by Seamus Coughlin.

May 28, 2019

Like a lot of people, Bob is getting upset about outsourcing and wants to use tariffs to stop people from importing goods made in China, but Seamus drops by to explain the idea of comparative advantage and why open trade is a huge win for everybody.


Written by Seamus Coughlin & Jennifer Maffessanti
Animated by Seamus Coughlin
Produced by Sean W. Malone

LINKS:

https://fee.org/articles/the-family-stone-cavemen-trade-and-comparative-advantage/
https://fee.org/articles/comparative-advantage-an-idea-whose-time-has-passed/
https://fee.org/articles/a-note-on-comparative-advantage-it-changes-frequently/
https://fee.org/articles/economics-was-invented-to-refute-trumps-tariff-arguments/
https://fee.org/articles/foreign-tariffs-are-just-domestic-taxes/
https://fee.org/articles/tariffs-kills-jobs/
https://fee.org/articles/why-politicians-ignore-economists-opposition-to-tariffs/
https://fee.org/articles/trump-s-washing-machine-tariffs-cost-consumers-800-000-per-job-created/
https://fee.org/articles/5-times-us-tariffs-have-made-matters-worse/