Free Trade Doesn't Work
What Should Replace It and Why
Read the book that anticipated the end of free trade under Trump and Biden!
We've been told for years that free trade is good for America. This book explains, in terms the average concerned citizen can understand, why it isn't. No nation, including the U.S., ever got rich practicing free trade and cutting-edge economics increasingly understands why. These insights will reshape policy in the years to come. Nonpartisan and suitable for both liberals and conservatives.
Why We Can't Trust the Economists
Deficits, Time Horizons, and Perverse Efficiency
Trade solutions that Won't Work
Critiques of Free Trade to Avoid
The Real Economics of Free Trade
Ye Olde Theory of Comparative Advantage
The Deliberately Forgotten History of Trade
The Disingenuous Law and Diplomacy of Free Trade
Where Does Growth Really Come From?
The Multiple Equilibrium Revolution
The Natural Strategic Tariff
The End of the Free Trade Coalition
"Fletcher has written a powerful and refreshing critique of some cherished assumptions held by mainstream economists. It is uniformly insightful, often brilliant, and remarkably readable."
Prof. George C. Lodge
Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School
About the Author
Economist Ian Fletcher is one of America's foremost experts on the problems of free trade. Ian was Senior Economist for the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) from 2010-2012 and is currently a senior advisory board member. CPA is a nationwide grass-roots organization dedicated to fixing America’s trade policies and comprising representatives from business, agriculture, and labor. Prior to his tenure at CPA Ian was a Research Fellow at the U.S. Business and Industry Council and an economist in private practice serving hedge funds and private equity firms. Ian regularly participates in economic forums, discussions and debates. Currently he is working on a new book on industrial policy, expected publication in 2022.
Educated at Columbia and the University of Chicago, he lives in San Francisco.