Frederick Shaw blogs on the Protectionism vs Free Trade debate.

Trump vs Classical economics When Donald Trump entered the White House in January 2017 he promised to ‘make America great again’. He managed to capture the hearts and minds of many, in particular those who lived in the so called ‘rust belt’ of America- an area which was once a proud industrial and manufacturing hub […]

Frederick ponders the fate of the Conservative Party.

The Fate of the Conservative Party   As I write this, the United Kingdom’s Conservative and Unionist party seems close to implosion. Though Downing Street has been consistently blue for the past 9 years, Tory leadership hasn’t been wholly successful. Austerity measures employed by David Cameron’s government since 2010 have been deeply unpopular, with roughly […]