Paper #1 - If one thing may be learned from the analysis of...

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If one thing may be learned from the analysis of “A Cheesy Tale,” it is that Switzerland has a love affair with cheese. An article in the September 29 th -October 5 th 2007 edition of the Economist (the author is not credited), “A Cheesy Tale” outlines Switzerland’s move from localization to globalization—from protectionism to free market competition—in its deliciously famous cheese trade. Switzerland, which houses one of the most protected farm sectors in the world, decided this summer to depart from its protectionist philosophy in the cheese trade. More specifically, it ended years of government-imposed tariff barriers on foreign cheeses and export subsidies on domestic cheese production. The imports, the article claims, doubled the cost of many EU cheeses, while the subsidies caused dumps of heavily discounted cheeses in neighboring nations. The rationale behind the government’s protectionist philosophy is simple. Officials believe that agricultural protectionism benefits domestic producers. In the area of cheese a domestic advantage in production is especially important, as the Swiss people take great pride in their fine expensive cheese. Yet this summer, the Swiss government came across a method other than
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This essay was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PHIL 337 taught by Professor Ryan during the Spring '08 term at Trinity College, Hartford.

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Paper #1 - If one thing may be learned from the analysis of...

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