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You might be a protectionist…. – Publications – AEI

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AEI You might be a protectionist…. …. if you think it would be better for the US to have a net outflow of goods rather than have a net inflow of goods. That is, you think it would be better for the US to have a “goods deficit” than to have a “goods surplus.” …. if you think it would be better for the US to have a net outflow of investment capital rather than have a net inflow of investment capital. That is, you think it would be better for the US to have a foreign investment deficit rather than have a foreign investment surplus. …. if you complain about the US having both a goods surplus and a foreign investment surplus and advocate “correcting” that outcome with protectionist trade policy that would reduce both the amount of goods and investment dollars entering the US. You might be a

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You might be a protectionist….

…. if you think it would be better for the US to have a net outflow of goods rather than have a net inflow of goods. That is, you think it would be better for the US to have a “goods deficit” than to have a “goods surplus.”

…. if you think it would be better for the US to have a net outflow of investment capital rather than have a net inflow of investment capital. That is, you think it would be better for the US to have a foreign investment deficit rather than have a foreign investment surplus.

…. if you complain about the US having both a goods surplus and a foreign investment surplus and advocate “correcting” that outcome with protectionist trade policy that would reduce both the amount of goods and investment dollars entering the US.

You might be a protectionist….
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Mark Perry
Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.

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