In the shadow of the progressing trade war with China, Ellen Brown and Walt McRee ask Ian Fletcher, author and Senior Economist of the Coalition for a Prosperous America, for his perspective on the latest It’s Our Money podcast. Walt introduces this episode:
Free trade? Fair trade?
The current face-offs between the United States and China over trade resurrect an issue that has wide-ranging ramifications in both countries. Is “free trade” really free? Is there such a thing as “fair trade?” Our guest, Ian Fletcher, speaks with Ellen about his book Free Trade Doesn’t Work. We also visit with historian Mike Jacobs about how the Bank of North Dakota relates to the state’s oil industry, which is too often given credit for the bank’s success.