Ian Fletcher argues “no”:
I am not an economist and never claim any expertise on economic questions whatsoever. I occasionally post interesting theses about economics for your insights, not as a knowledgeable endorsement of any kind. In the case of this video, I was inspired to post it when I saw National Review conservative John Derbyshire give this endorsement of Fletcher’s book Free Trade Doesn’t Work: What Should Replace It and Why:
For sure nearly all economic theoreticians favor absolute free trade: 93 percent, according to Ian Fletcher. His book persuades me they are wrong. Check it out.