Everything You Know about International Trade is Wrong: A Presentation and Refutation of Ten Pervasive Trade Myths

A special Cato Trade on Campus presentation

Monday, April 28, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Luncheon)

University of Houston
UC Ballroom (Room 210 East)
4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas


Thanks to misleading media coverage, opportunistic politicians, and intensive lobbying campaigns of groups that benefit by limiting economic choices, Americans are badly misinformed about the benefits of trade. They think:

  • Trade is a competition between “Us” and Them.”
  • The trade deficit means America is losing at trade.
  • Free trade only benefits big corporations and the rich.
  • Trade and globalization killed U.S. manufacturing.
  • Foreign outsourcing hurts the U.S. economy.

Learn from Daniel Ikenson, Director of the Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, why these and other pervasive myths about trade are wrong and why embracing trade and globalization is essential to America’s future.