Well those are two words guaranteed to bring a Libertarian like me out in hives almost instantly.
But see what you think. There appears to be a bit of a media slanging match going on between Colin Hines of Compass , who is more than a little bit Green, being an advisor to Caroline Ludicrous, our one and only Green MP, and Tim Worstall, of the Adam Smith Institute.
I’ll let you pick the bones out of the two arguments yourselves, I only have a humble A Level in Economics myself, but I certainly know the misery and poverty that the madness of Merchantilism wrought.
Do click on the link in Worstall’s article if you want the full Hines rant.