The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protection (3rd Revised edition)

The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protection (3rd Revised edition)

By: Russell Roberts (author)Paperback

1 - 2 weeks availability


Target Market: for principles of economics, surveys of economics, international economics, international trade, or managerial economics. No prior economics is assumed, but the material can be taught at all levels. Written as a novel, the book makes the complex concepts, issues and terminology of international trade understandable for students. Professors complain that their students cannot grasp the nature of how some economic tools are used or how they work in life. This novel bridges the gap of concepts with applications by use of a fictional story. David Ricardo comes to life to discuss international trade theory and policy with Ed Johnson, a fictional American television manufacturer seeking trade protection from television manufacturers. Their dialogue is a sophisticated, rigorous discussion of virtually every major issue in trade theory and policy. To illustrate the positive and normative effects of international trade and trade policy, Ricardo takes the reader and Ed Johnson into the future to see an America of free trade and an America of complete self-sufficiency. The fictional element brings these topics to life so that students gain the intuition and understanding of how trade changes the lives of people and the industries they work in. The fundamental intuition of how international markets function including general equilibrium effects and policy analysis is provided.

Create a review


CHAPTER 1 Minutes of the Heavenly Court: Soul of David Ricardo CHAPTER 2 The Challenge of Foreign Competition CHAPTER 3 The Roundabout Way to Wealth CHAPTER 4 Is Trade Good for America? CHAPTER 5 Are Manufacturing Jobs Better Than Service Jobs? CHAPTER 6 Is Outsourcing a Threat to American Prosperity? CHAPTER 7 Do Tariffs Protect American Jobs? CHAPTER 8 Tariffs versus Quotas CHAPTER 9 Road Trip CHAPTER 10 The Case for Protection CHAPTER 11 Do Trade Deficits Hurt America? CHAPTER 12 Fair Trade versus Free Trade CHAPTER 13 Is Globalization Good for the Poor? CHAPTER 14 Self-Sufficiency Is the Road to Poverty CHAPTER 15 The Choice CHAPTER 16 A Final Word from David Ricardo CHAPTER 17 Explanations, Sources, and Further Reading About the Author Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/09/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780131433540
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9780131433540
  • weight: 141
  • ISBN10: 0131433547
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly