Protectionism or free trade? A socialist response

4:30pm Saturday 1 September

About this session

Trump’s moves towards protectionism, along with the ongoing saga of Brexit, have reignited a debate about what approach the left should take to the question of protectionism vs free trade. Does protectionism actually protect workers’ interests? Does internationalism mean supporting free trade deals? How can socialists navigate a position independent of both nationalism and free-market liberalism?

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