The Importance of Free Trade

February 10, 2022


Dr Eamonn Butler is the Director of the Adam Smith Institute. Eamonn is the author of books on the pioneering economists Milton FriedmanF A HayekLudwig von Mises and Adam Smith, and co-author of Forty Centuries of Wage and Price Controls and books on intelligence testing. He contributes to the leading UK print and broadcast media on current issues, and his recent popular publications The Best Book on the MarketThe Rotten State of Britain and The Alternative Manifesto have attracted considerable attention. Our Simon Sarevski exchanged e-mails with him to talk about the importance of free trade, inspired by his most recent work An Introduction to Trade and Globalisation.