free-trader

free-trader

n
1. (Commerce) a person who supports or advocates free trade
2. archaic a smuggler or smuggling vessel
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Already Dantes had visited this maritime Bourse two or three times, and seeing all these hardy free-traders, who supplied the whole coast for nearly two hundred leagues in extent, he had asked himself what power might not that man attain who should give the impulse of his will to all these contrary and diverging minds.
Obama said his goal in requesting such authority was ''to protect our workers, protect our environment and open new markets to new goods stamped 'Made in the USA.' '' But the president, never known as an enthusiastic free-trader in the past, has yet to make an all-out push for the authority, which was last approved by Congress in 2002 for President George W.
As a moderate Democrat and an avid free-trader, he worked hard to promote the state's business interests, from apple and wheat growers to the twin giants, Boeing and Microsoft.
Obama has typically chosen both: Free-trader Ron Kirk and protectionist Hilda Solis; command-and-control regulator Carol Browner and more market-oriented Cass Sunstein; Tim Geithner, who has voted to open the monetary floodgates, and Paul Volcker, who is worried about the dollar; Tom Daschle, who wants to nationalize all U.S.
He shows that Moran was increasingly engaged with Labor, but he points out that Moran was probably a free-trader and a pragmatist who happily admitted voting for George Reid, at least as the lesser of two evils (p.
Memmott's post points to The Journal-Sentinel's assessment of McCain's position and Obama's ad, which notes that "an ardent 'free-trader,' the Republican McCain has been a critic for many years of provisions that require the U.S.
Knowing the trouble Gallic stubbornness could cause in the negotiations, however, Mandelson later wrote to the WTO chief (his predecessor as trade Commissioner and--ironically--a French free-trader) Pascal Lamy, calling for progress in other areas in the talks, such as services and industrial goods.
His willingness to slap tariffs on lumber and steel demonstrated that he's no principled free-trader. His Medicare "reform" shows he's ready, willing, and able to buy votes with the best (that is, worst) of them.
As the spiritual descendants of free-trader Adam Smith, they decry any move toward import barriers.
Perhaps he thought it would be too hypocritical, since he is a rabid free-trader.
And he has a prediction: "The next president of the United States will be a free-trader."