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...