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William and Mary economist speaks about free trade

William and Mary economist speaks about free trade

John Boschen, an economics professor at the College of William and Mary, is an expert in a subject near and dear to him: the intersection between trade and politics.

As part of a Great Decisions lecture series hosted by the League of Women Voters, he spoke to a packed house on Tuesday morning in the Williamsburg Regional Library auditorium.

"People like you trade their skills or expertise and money every day," Boschen said. "International trade is a bit different."

Americans, particularly wealthy ones, buy goods created outside of the country at rates that surpass lower-income Americans, Boschen said.

They can do that because of free trade...

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