CPA Senior Economist Ian Fletcher will speak before the highly regarded Commonwealth Club of California on January 17, 2013.
Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club is the oldest and largest public affairs forum in the United States.
Here is the promotional page for the event:
Ian Fletcher, Author, Free Trade Doesn’t Work; Senior Economist, Coalition for a Prosperous America
Free trade is one of the sacred cows in American economic policy. But as our $500 billion a year trade deficit continues, people are asking whether it deserves this status. The principles of economics that underlie free trade are controversial, and some of the most recent economic models question its soundness as policy. Fletcher will look at what economic history really says about free trade, and what some rational alternatives might be.