Tariffs and Free Trade
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Discuss pros and cons of protectionist (tariffs) vs. classical liberal (free trade) economic policies. What is the role of the government when each of these trade policies is enacted? Who are winners and losers (give examples of sectors in the economy in different scenarios). Show you understand each type of trade policy and arguments for and against each.