And so it has always been.An episode anticipated the importance of the times in the trade liberalisation agenda 150 years ago.
Donald Trump's statements have brought the issue of protectionism fully into the spotlight.
For a long time, tariffs were the most common protectionism instrument.
Fighting against the threat of losing global hegemony against China, the US government has come to question free trade.
It is true that Donald Trump's economic policy has turned towards the rich and seems incoherent, but it is linked to the traditional protectionism of the USA in the history.
Economists remember that in 1930, Congress did not take into account the advice of economists who urged them to reject the Hawley-Smoot Act.
The liberalisation of the Spanish economy leads to the false impression that restrictions on competition have practically been eradicated.
The constant pulse between the Trump Administration and China on account of trade tariffs has triggered the troubled waters alarm in world trade.