WorldTradeLaw.net is hosting a great online debate on Free Trade vs. Protectionism between the Cato Institute's Dan Griswold and Ian Fletcher of the US Business and Industry Council. Griswold is the author of Mad About Trade: Why Main Street America Should Embrace Globalization, and Fletcher is the author of Free Trade Doesn't Work: What Should Replace it and Why. Safe to say that it's pretty obvious who will be arguing what in this debate (and which side I intensely favor).
The guys' opening statements have been posted today. Griswold's is here, and Fletcher's is here. Unsurprisingly, I already have a few comments on each post, but I'll save them to the end. (Wouldn't want to influence your reading!)