We shouldn't just Buy British | Sam Bowman writes for the IBTimes

Executive director at the ASI, Sam Bowman, wrote for the IBTimes on the drawbacks of preferentially buying British good and services.

Public spending should not be a jobs programme, it should be about providing specific services. Buying British, of course, really means 'buying British when a cheaper and/or better foreign alternative exists'. So given limited resources, buying British means either an inferior product or less money to spend elsewhere. That means that Buying British is a transfer from taxpayers and the users of public services to whichever manufacturers have the loudest lobbyists.

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