Sheltering inefficient work—like Sam’s bread business—prevents workers like Sam from finding and developing a skill set that the economy needs.
In trade war terms, Trump’s tariffs are the equivalent of invading Iraq without first getting a UN resolution—or congressional authorization.
It is a game of robbing Peter because you claim Paul was robbed. This helps no one. Two wrongs do not make a right in pursuit of freer trade.
Trump’s first year in office has turned out much better than expected, but don’t let that blind us to some of the long-term costs of Trumpism.
Sen. Mike Lee asked that his fellow conservatives not dismiss the challenge of populism, but instead embrace it to advance their policies.
The more we twist the system to make workers feel useful, the less useful they’ll actually be. At some point we must allow people the dignity of making a bona fide contribution.
Donald Trump is openly, brazenly unprincipled, without bothering over any pretense. How will that change the Republican Party?
The worst part of Donald Trump’s economic interventions is that he’s getting other Republicans to throw out the party’s free-market ideology.
Peering through the murk, what we see in our current political memes about globalism is a noisy celebration of half-truths and half-baked ideas.
My hometown of Hickory, North Carolina is actually a great example of the American economy’s resilience—not despite trade, but in concert with it.
The lesson from Apple’s China problem is that sharing your intellectual property in exchange for market entry is signing your company’s death certificate.
Low-wage workers have suffered most from globalization. Americans can best help these fellow citizens by retraining them to compete in today’s markets.
The U.S. government taxes butter to allow American farmers to charge American consumers higher prices. This kind of protectionism is to blame for high food prices, cronyism, and economic waste, explains a new paper.
Politicians like Indiana’s Mike Pence have a lot to answer for.
Hillary Clinton is more conservative than Donald Trump. Yes, really.
Today on Federalist Radio, trade attorney Scott Lincicome out the truth and the myths around free trade.
Protectionists want to force poor American consumers to subsidize well-connected cronies. They must no longer be given free rein to mislead with impunity.
Few Republicans pushed back against Donald Trump’s litany of absurdities regarding international trade. Democrats were no better.
Rest assured, Beyoncé is doing more to improve the lives of the average Sri Lankan than all fair-traders and finger-wagging journalists combined.
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