Fair Trade vs. Free Trade

Day 4
Session 11
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5:05 PM

While free trade has been increasingly maligned, the Fair Trade movement has become increasingly popular over the last several years and many see it as a way to help people in the developing world and as a more just alternative to free trade--which many argue creates an unfair advantage that tends to harm the poor. This course will analyze and compare arguments for and against both fair trade and free trade and ask whether 'fair trade' is either more fair or more just than free trade.

Course Year:

2019

Instructor

Victor V. Claar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics
Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University
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