free trader

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free trade

Trade between nations without regulatory barriers such as tariffs or quotas.

free trader n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: trader - an advocate of unrestricted international trade
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
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All products that can in the nature of things be manufactured elsewhere than where they are consumed will be imported in payment of deer-forest rents from foreign sportsmen, or of dividends due to shareholders resident in England, but holding shares in companies abroad, and these imports will not be paid for by ex ports, because rent and interest are not paid for at all--a fact which the Free Traders do not yet see, or at any rate do not mention, although it is the key to the whole mystery of their opponents.
Foley said, "I like to call myself a free trader, but I'm also a fair trader.
Jagdish Bhagwati is a leading economist of international trade--many think the world's leader in the field--and also a public intellectual and evangelical free trader.
The old argument of being a protectionist or a free trader is outdated," Stabenow said.
The trade dispute with Japan alarms Fites, a diligent free trader who chairs the U.
But it was good enough for stalwart free trader (and Democrat) Jagdish Bhagwati to admit during an election year that between Bush and Kerry, the Republican had the more responsible trade policy.
An avid free trader, Skidmore believes hindrances to business on either side of the boder must be reduced or removed.
His stint as corporate logo follows alternate incarnations as brutal conqueror, free trader, serial rapist, and avatar of religious tolerance.
Churchill campaigned unsuccessfully as a free trader, denouncing protection as "a monstrous fallacy.
How to become a publican: The licensee of a pub may be a manager who is paid a salary or a tenant who rents the property from a brewer or a free trader, who owns the premises.