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Brexit-eers Need To Be 'Swashbuckling' on Trade — It's Made the U.K. Rich Before

When it comes to Britain's exit from the European Union, a debilitating case of 'nannyism' seems to have afflicted some otherwise smart people.

It's limiting their view of how that country should deal with international trade: What's needed is a bold and daring approach, one like the brave and swashbuckling Brits of yore were famous for.

Let me explain.

Over the past several weeks, whenever I've met with economists and markets professionals, the standard reaction is a heavy sigh and a long face.

"They'll need so many trade negotiators," is a common retort. (I'm not mentioning names to avoid...