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Buy American

Jonah, you ask if there is anything wrong with “Buy American” marketing campaigns from a free trade point of view? Nothing at all, I reckon, so long, as you imply, that it’s not backed up by tariffs, national preference legislation or the like. Interestingly, across the ocean, the EU Commission has in the past suggested that “made in Britain,” “made in France” and so on should be replaced by a generic “made in EU” label. To Brussels, keeping consumers fully informed is, apparently, less important than some imagined “European” ideal.


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