free trader

noun

Definition of free trader

: one that practices or advocates free trade

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Social media following: Twitter: 179,000, Facebook: 102,400, Instagram: 24,400 Who will like this candidate: Democrats looking for a fresh face, Latino voters, free traders. Quartz Staff, Quartz, "Meet all the Democratic candidates in the crowded 2020 race," 24 June 2019 On trade, Kudlow is more of a free trader who might agree to target China with tariffs. Roger Showley, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Trump's new economist: Good choice?," 23 Mar. 2018 Social media following: Twitter: 179,000, Facebook: 102,400, Instagram: 24,400 Who will like this candidate: Democrats looking for a fresh face, Latino voters, free traders. Quartz Staff, Quartz, "Meet all the Democratic candidates in the crowded 2020 race," 24 June 2019 On Capitol Hill, the response depended as much on whether lawmakers were longtime free traders as on their party affiliation. Lingling Wei, WSJ, "China Issues Retaliatory Tariffs as Trade Fight Heats Up," 15 June 2018 But for most of the country’s history, Americans have been anything but free traders beyond their own borders. John Steele Gordon, WSJ, "The United States of Free Trade," 21 Sep. 2018 The practical link was obvious to protectionists and free traders alike as far back as the 1600s, says Douglas A. Irwin, an economist and trade historian at Dartmouth College. Greg Ip, WSJ, "U.S. Exporters Will Be a Surprise Loser From Tariff Fight," 9 July 2018 The last, best hope for free traders inside the Trump team, Mnuchin delivered a Panglossian performance Thursday over the course of three hours before the House Financial Services Committee. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Mnuchin is in denial about the pain Trump's tariffs are inducing," 13 July 2018 Corchado, a budding free trader, is optimistic that American democracy and rule of law will boost both countries. Jill Leovy, chicagotribune.com, "A personal perspective on Mexico's mass exodus to the United States," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of free trader

1832, in the meaning defined above

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