I have found my views on free trade “evolving” over the past year or so. The Red Fish of 2010 or so would have happily provided a lengthy dissertation on the benefits of NAFTA and free trade to any group who wanted to listen. Or didn’t want to listen. 2010 Red Fish was like that.
I read this morning over at The Federalist an interesting piece detailing the way many Republican Party candidates no longer support free trade. Why is a base that went ballistic a year ago over the attempt to force the Ex-Im Bank back into existence now ready to back candidates who don’t support free trade? And more importantly (to me), why am I starting to agree with them? It’s 2016 now, and Blue Fish is starting to make sense to me.More