Free trade is beneficial for all who participate. Norway can sell China oil, China can sell the US consumer goods, the US can sell Norway Hollywood movies. Economic growth is maximized if trade is not regulated. This is just an example, it makes sense for a country to maximize its comparative advantage. The US protects property rights better than most, it makes sense to invest in the US. Liquid markets are also a plus. In reality the patterns of trade gets very complex and nobody can see a fraction of what is going on. Free trade creates the most wealth possible. When I post a post on ET I post because I know it benefit some readers, ET as a whole (myself included) in a way that is not obvious to most. Banning those who provide entertainment is not a good idea. I might supply posts that have a serious tone, but reading serious posts is mostly not what I come to ET to read. Many of the threads I enjoyed reading have now been deleted. To give in to those who cry for more government is to give in to those who canât stand seeing others being enriched. These people do not know what is best for themselves or ET as a whole. This place will dry up if trade is regulated. Wealth that could have been created will not be created. This is not just my opinion and I donât think I have more to add on this subject. Laissez-faire.