Economic Trading

Free Traders & Protectionist

Free Traders

Free Traders are those who like to trade with the nation. They do not like trade barriers such as tarrifs and quotas. They argue that during war the ecoonomy should get resources from other countries that specialize in those resources. They say that international trade increases the number of goods that domestic consumers can choose from.


Protectionist are those who feel we should trade domestically. They feel that it puts their jobs in risk if they trade nationally. They do feel trade barriers are necessary. Protectionists feel that their country should be more self sufficient. They do not feel like we should not trade at all. We should just use more resources in our country.