"A Trading Nation": Book Review
An analysis of "A Trading Nation: Canadian Trade Policy from Colonialism to Globalization" by Michael Hart.
# 129748 | 1,500 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Literature (Canadian) , Political Science (Fiscal Policy (economy)) , Canadian Studies (Government and Government Policy) , Canadian Studies (Economics and Finance)
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The paper examines the text "A Trading Nation: Canadian Trade Policy from Colonialism to Globalization" and argues that Mr. Hart's argument is generally correct and that the structure and logic of his work - in addition to the information he puts forward - commendably advance his thesis. The paper discusses how political and social considerations often "trumped" arguments favoring the utilization of the free market as the chief means of determining the course of national (Canadian) trade policy - and this predilection for the former would have serious repercussions for Canada.
From the Paper:"In his well-regarded text, "A Trading Nation: Canadian Trade Policy from Colonialism to Globalization", Michael Hart essentially states as his thesis the view that "Underlying most decisions to discriminate - whether domestically or internationally - is skepticism about the efficacy of markets and the price mechanism on the one hand, and faith in the beneficial effect of government regulation and controls on the other. Most of these decisions, however, are not based on economic concepts and analysis but on non-economic instincts and biases" (Hart, 7). The following paper will argue that Mr. Hart's argument is generally correct..."
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