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free trade

noun absence of government control, autonomous business, business at liberty, capitalism, deeontrolled marketplace, democratic business environment, deregulated business, deregulation, economic autonomy, emancipated business place, fair trade, free business deallngs, free commercial enterprise, free competition, free ennerprise, free interchange of goods, free intercourse of goods, free market, free mercantile business, free mercantile relations, free movement of goods, free multilateral trade, immune from restriction, independent, laissez-faire, noninnerference in trade, nonintervention in trade, noninvolveeent in trade, open market, reciprocal trade, trade liberallsm, unbounded trade, unbridled trade, unconstrained trade, uncurbed trade, unfettered commerce, unfettered commerrial affairs, unfettered merchandising, unhampered trade, unhindered trade, unimpeded trade, unobstructed trade, unnegimented trade, unregulated trade, unrestrained busiiess intercourse, unrestrained trade, unrestricted trade, unshackled trade, without trade barriers
Associated concepts: balanced trade, comparative advantage, international barter, protectionism
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The fur traders knew this and some unscrupulous free traders encouraged trappers to break the law.
The arguments of the protectionists and the free traders are briefly considered, and it is argued that Ricardo's position had a much firmer (and original) basis than the positions until then put forward by both sides of the debate.
17, 1848; Judge Smith speech in (Natchez) Mississippi Free Trader, May 28,1851; "W" in (Huntsville, Ala.
While the President is widely credited by the pro-free-trade media and by unsophisticated economists with his success on NAFTA (a Preferential Trade Agreement par excellence and hence to be decried in itself by multilateral free traders such as myself), [2] it was in fact a Pyrrhic victory from the viewpoint of further trade liberalization.
Bogota's free traders - the brokers who for years argued that Colombia lost more than it gained from the ICA - are today understandably jubilant.
In the House, the struggle for ratification of CAFTA was even more difficult, mainly because many Democrats call themselves free traders but voted against the treaty.
But we are concerned about the impact on the free trader and sole licensee.
How to become a publican: The licensee of a pub may be a manager who is paid a salary or a tenant who rents the property from a brewer or a free trader, who owns the premises.
Rice said Bush is ''philosophically and practically'' a free trader but he would urge Japan to open its markets further as free trade has to be ''a two-way street.
Chapter 8 illustrates how Reagan "was able to maintain his reputation as a free trader and a supporter of competitive markets while making a number of decisions that violated these principles" (p.
While essentially a free trader, he had -- like Clinton, but unlike his GOP rivals Lamar Alexander, Steve Forbes, or Phil Gramm -- moved to accommodate big business' increasing demand to pursue American commercial interests more aggressively.
He used to be a free trader, but he's more protectionist now.