Teddy Roosevelt on free trade

From Free Trade Doesn’t Work, What Should Replace It and Why by Ian Fletcher published in 2010.

“All inevitability arguments are moral evasions, anyhow, because offloading responsibility to the free market ignores the fact that we choose whether, and how much, to regulate markets. This is probably what the great protectionist President Teddy Roosevelt was driving at when he wrote that ‘pernicious indulgence in the doctrine of free trade seems inevitably to produce fatty degeneration of the moral fiber.'”

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