An Open Letter to Daniel McCarthy

"This “market liberal,” you tell us, argues for free trade from “unhistorical abstractions” because he naively believes that the “market exists in a social vacuum” as it is left “pristine” and undistorted by governments abroad and at home.

Yet other than Samuel Gregg – whose superb article inspired your essay, and whom you concede is aware that Beijing distorts the Chinese economy – you name not a single such “market liberal.” Not one. Where is this ignorant and foolish pedant?

The answer is nowhere. He doesn’t exist. And to prove it I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is."