Protectionism Quotes

Protectionism Quotes by Ludwig von Mises, Lawrence Kudlow, Juan Manuel Santos, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, Adam Smith, Tyler Cowen and many others.

The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war.
The biggest flaw in the Trump economic plan is the tilt toward protectionism. I have parted company with him on this. The question here is whether his campaign bark will turn out to be bigger than his government-policy bite.
Protectionism is something that will hurt everybody, but especially the United States.
He is led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention
The ‘lowquality of many American films, and of much American popular culture, induces many art lovers to support cultural protectionism. Few people wish to see the cultural diversity of the world disappear under a wave of American market dominance.
What generates war is the economic philosophy of nationalism: embargoes, trade and foreign exchange controls, monetary devaluation, etc. The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war.
Conservative statesmen from Alexander Hamilton to Ronald Reagan sometimes supported protectionism, and at other times, they leaned toward lowering barriers. But they always understood that trade policy was merely a tool for building a strong and independent country with a prosperous middle class.
Trade protectionism has an American lineage dating back to the Founders; that lineage is distinct from white nationalism.
Europe should stick to an open economy, to competition and we should refuse protectionism. It will not save one single job in the long run to protect non-competitive industries.
Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate, we will surely lose jobs.
The latest rule is: you cannot have protectionism – otherwise you will get a world war. Other rules say you cannot have collective ideas that involve the surrender of the individual to the group – otherwise, you get totalitarianism or, even worse, religion.
Engineers in the developed world should be arguing not for protectionism but for trade agreements that seek to establish rules that result in a real rise in living standards. This will ensure that outsourcing is a positive force in the developing nation’s economy and not an exploitative one.
Social unrest and protectionism are the two major risks of the world economic crisis.
Germany is the biggest economy of Europe and we need Germany on board for the economic reforms of Europe, including, of course, the deepening of the internal market, resisting protectionism, and supporting further economic policy coordination.
The United States can’t keep a completely open system if the rest of the world is less open. The United States may have to take a leaf out of the book of Japan, China, and Germany, and have protectionism inside the system.
Oh, do you want protectionism? No, I don’t. I just don’t want to give my country away to China.
We have to remember we’re in a global economy. The purpose of fiscal stimulus is not simply to sustain activity in our national economies, but to help the global economy as well, and that’s why it’s so critical that measures in those packages avoid anything that smacks of protectionism.
Protectionism has never been an answer, will never be an answer. We need trade. We need trade agreements worldwide.
Protectionism, socialism, all varieties of state favoritism and restrictions on competition, and the growth of bureaucracy and jobbery were the means by which special interests sought to exploit the public, the great mass of consumers and taxpayers.
What protectionism teaches us, is to do to ourselves in time of peace what enemies seek to do to us in time of war.
We have to resist, protectionism, other kinds of barriers to market access and to trade.
We have to be vigilant against protectionism and be constantly making the argument for free trade.
We need to fight protectionism with everything that we have because when there’s a level playing field and when you have open markets and when free trade is flourishing, American workers, American farmers, Americans are going to benefit.
The E.U., China, and Japan all talk free trade, and they all practice protectionism.
But I think that the spirit of protectionism would be the grave of European cinema. You cannot protect something by building a fence around it and thinking that this will help it survive.
Protectionism is a very real danger. It is understandable that in times of a severe downturn protectionist pressures mount but the lessons of history are clear. If we give in to protectionist pressures, we will only send the world into a downward spiral.
Libertarianism is rejected by the modern left – which preaches individualism but practices collectivism. Capitalism is rejected by the modern right-which preaches enterprise but practices protectionism.
Internal protectionism in Europe would be deadly, really a disaster for European economies.
Consider trade protectionism. It’s been tried – and found wantingsince the Great Depression.
The notion that somehow through a trade war or protectionism or magical thinking that we’re going to return to a romanticized economic past is, in the end, going to be an illusion. And a severe disappointment to millions of decent, hard-working people.
Protectionism is the institutionalization of economic failure.
Blockading squadrons are a means whereby nations seek to prevent their enemies from trading; protective tariffs are a means whereby nations attempt to prevent their own people from trading. What protectionism teaches us, is to do to ourselves in time of peace what enemies seek to do to us in time of war.
Protectionism in all its forms should be rejected, and efforts should be made to discipline measures that constitute barriers to trade.
The message from history is so blatantly obvious – that free trade causes mutual prosperity while protectionism causes poverty – that it seems incredible that anybody ever thinks otherwise. There is not a single example of a country opening its borders to trade and ending up poorer.
If the United States wants access to Chinese, Indian or Vietnamese markets, we must get access to theirs. U.S. protectionism is very subtle but it is very much there.
Protectionism is a misnomer. The only people protected by tariffs, quotas and trade restrictions are those engaged in uneconomic and wasteful activity. Free trade is the only philosophy compatible with international peace and prosperity.
Nationalism makes us poor because its Siamese twin, protectionism, will destroy the internal market and disrupt international trade.
Earlier ages fortified themselves behind the sovereign state, behind protectionism and militarism.
If Trump wants to appeal to protectionism, the president should be protecting Americans from global warming and the accompanying extreme weather that’s becoming more common.