„Free trade is not a principle; it is an expedient.“

On Import Duties (25 April 1843). Compare: "It is a condition which confronts us, not a theory" (Grover Cleveland, Annual Message, 1887, in reference to the tariff); "Protection is not a principle but an expedient" (below).
1840s

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„Protection is not a principle, but an expedient.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Speech http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1845/mar/17/agricultural-interest in the House of Commons (17 March 1845).
1840s

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„No Canadian government, whatever political party, will attempt to hinder the extension of the true principle of free trade all over the world“

—  Alexander Mackenzie 2nd Prime Minister of Canada 1822 - 1892

Speech The Banquet in Dundee July 13, 1875 - Speeches of Alexander Mackenzie during his recent visit...page 34

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„Free Tibet before free trade. AZ Quotes“

—  Zhu Rongji former Premier of the People's Republic of China 1928

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„Trade is simply too important for economic development to be left to free trade economists.“

—  Ha-Joon Chang, livro Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism

Fonte: Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism (2008), Ch. 3, More trade, fewer ideologies, p. 83
Contexto: The importance of international trade for economic development cannot be overemphasized. But free trade is not the best path to economic development. Trade helps economic development only when the country employs a mixture of protection and open trade, constantly adjusting it according to its changing needs and capabilities. Trade is simply too important for economic development to be left to free trade economists.

Edmund Burke photo

„Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.“

—  Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797

Thoughts and Details on Scarcity (1795)

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George Fitzhugh photo

„Free trade or political economy is the science of free society, and socialism is the science of slavery.“

—  George Fitzhugh American activist 1806 - 1881

Fonte: Sociology For The South: Or The Failure Of A Free Society (1854), p. 61

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„Free Trade may be the alpha, but it is not the omega, of Liberal policy.“

—  David Lloyd George Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1863 - 1945

Speech in Manchester (21 April 1908), quoted in Thomas Jones, Lloyd George (London: Oxford University Press, 1951), p. 35.
Chancellor of the Exchequer

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„A free trade unionism is a bulwark of popular liberty.“

—  Stanley Baldwin Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1867 - 1947

Speech to the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth (4 October 1935), quote in The Times (5 October 1935), p. 17.
1935
Contexto: Trade unionism, like friendly societies, is a peculiarly English growth. This country is the native soil in which such democratic institutions are indigenous. They are an integral part of the country's life, and they are a great stabilizing influence... Watch carefully the continuous efforts that are made by the Communist Party in this country to get control of and to destroy trade unionism. They do not want to destroy it for nothing. A free trade unionism is a bulwark of popular liberty. If trade unionism were destroyed you would be a long way on the road to Communism, and via Communism to Fascism.

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„An uniformity of weights and measures, arranged upon mathematical principles, would be a benefit to the whole commercial world, if it were wise enough to adopt such an expedient.“

—  Jean-Baptiste Say French economist and businessman 1767 - 1832

Fonte: A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition) (1832), Book III, On Consumption, Chapter VI, Section II, p. 433

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James Bovard photo

„Government cannot make trade more fair by making it less free.“

—  James Bovard American journalist 1956

From The Fair Trade Fraud (St. Martin's Press, 1991) http://www.jimbovard.com/Epigrams%20page%20Fair%20Trade%20Fraud.htm

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„"Free trade" is a policy imposed on the weakest and evaded by the most powerful.“

—  David McNally Canadian political scientist 1953

Fonte: Another World Is Possible : Globalization and Anti-capitalism (2002), Chapter 2, Globalization - It's Not About Free Trade, p. 33

Ha-Joon Chang photo

„Rich countries have 'kicked away the ladder' by forcing free-market, free-trade policies on poor countries.“

—  Ha-Joon Chang, livro Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism

Fonte: Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism (2008), Ch. 2, Learning the right lessons from history, p. 61
Contexto: Rich countries have 'kicked away the ladder' by forcing free-market, free-trade policies on poor countries. Already established countries do not want more competitors emerging through the nationalistic policies they themselves successfully used in the past.

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„Chinese mercantilism is not free trade, but it is far better than American militarism.“

—  Ilana Mercer South African writer

“Just In From Mainstream: Barack Is As Thick As A Brick”, http://www.ilanamercer.com/phprunner/public_article_list_view.php?editid1=667 WorldNetDaily.com, August 24, 2012.
2010s, 2012

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„Truly Conservative policies [are] freeing markets, freeing the economy, giving the economy buoyancy, moving to liberty and the desirable goal of freeing payments and trade.“

—  Rab Butler British politician 1902 - 1982

Speech at the Conservative Party conference of 1954, quoted in Ralph Harris, Politics Without Prejudice. A Political Appreciation of The Rt. Hon. Richard Austen Butler C.H., M.P. (London: Staples Press, 1956), p. 159.

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