Next up on Essence of Economics

By | November 22, 2016

Given the political climate in the country surrounding such topics as protectionism and immigration, among others, I thought it would suit the listener to focus on these very issues in the coming weeks.

After Economics in One Lesson, we’ll tackle a short article by Murray Rothbard on protectionism, followed by an issue of the Journal of Libertarian Studies that is a roundtable of the menagerie of libertarian views regarding open or closed borders.

On the face of it, you might think that the obvious libertarian position is open borders.  BUT, this is not exactly the case.  There are convincing arguments on the closed border side.  And, frankly, I don’t know where I stand on the issue.

Maybe I’ll have a clearer picture after we examine this issue closer!