“Free trade” should appeal to everyone. After all, it describes transactions between mutually willing parties. But if you’ve heard anything lately about free trade, it’s probably been bad. Critics tell us that it’s unfair to American workers and businesses, hurts our economy, exploits poor workers in the developing world, and harms the environment. Despite what we’re told, though, each of these indictments against free trade is false. If you look at the evidence, it’s clear that American and foreign workers, our economy, and the environment are all better off when we embrace free trade.