Unfortunately, as in the 2008 global financial crisis, it is the little people who would suffer. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Three reasons not to blame Trump when the global ‘free’ trade order collapses

Andy Xie says holding the erratic US president responsible for the unravelling of so-called free trade obscures the fact that other economies – including the EU’s – are more mercantilist, the current system is unsustainable and poorer workers have not benefited from it

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Unfortunately, as in the 2008 global financial crisis, it is the little people who would suffer. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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