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Yoram Bauman, poznati komičar-ekonomist sa doktoratom završio je drugi dio Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Macroeconomics. Vrlo zabavan, sažet ali i ozbiljan uvod u osnove ekonomskih koncepta koje je danas gotovo pa nužno znati ako želite razumijeti svijet oko sebe. A ne škodi razumijeti i intergalaktičku trgovinu kojom se Bauman malo pozabavio. Kao vlasnik prvog volumena iz mikroekonomije, siguran sam daje i ovaj odličan. Prve recenzije su vrlo pohvalne, primjerice Bryan Caplan ističe

The highlight of the book, though, is chapter 7: “Trade and Technology” – an elegant exercise in intellectual seduction.  Bauman leads with three big facts about technological progress:

1. Technological progress creates losers as well as winners.
2. Technological progress is pretty awesome.
3. Technological progress and trade are essentially indistinguishable.

Only then does he share his three big facts about (international) trade:

1. Trade creates losers as well as winners.
2. Trade is pretty awesome.
3. Technological progress and trade are essentially indistinguishable.

Chapter 9 (“Complications”) bends over backwards to consider objections to free trade, but ultimately grants them very little.  Once the protectionist blithely accepts the lethal blow the automobile dealt to the horse-drawn buggy industry, he really doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

Poglavlje 8 o međunarodnoj trgovini izgleda ovako. Primjetite da je Krugman “očito” Nobelovu dobio jer može objasniti trgovinu sa alienima. Originalni izvor ovdje.

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