“If I were able to buy a roof for my house from another source at 25% of what I now have to buy it for in Barbados, wouldn’t I be able to repay the loan on my investment alot sooner? So my question is really, who are you protecting?”
Our host Collis Williams invites you to join the debate; protectionism or free trade? He also challenges you to consider whether protectionism is in the interest of the people of the Caribbean or is it instead in the interest of a select few? Further, is protectionism a function of it being more politically expedient to protect capital rather than to protect the people?
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This episode features Benjamin Niles of Apex Construction Inc. We discuss the critical role that logistics plays in the cross-pollination of ideas and innovations, and examine how protectionism hampers the development of our human resource thereby negatively impacting our net productivity in the Caribbean.
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