Ronald Reagan, Protectionist
A longer paper on the subject, published by Cato, is here.
While I'm at it, here’s my Cato paper analyzing Reagan's intervention in the Iran-Iraq War. This is when the U.S. alliance with Saddam Hussein really picked up steam.
Much is made by some libertarians and better conservatives over the claim that Reagan adored Bastiat, Cobden, Bright, and Mises. He may have, at some level. But then shouldn't free trade have been his strong point?
Thanks again, Jeff.
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