Scott Lincicome is an international trade attorney, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and Visiting Lecturer at Duke University. As a trade lawyer, Scott litigates trade disputes in the United States, Europe, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and various other international jurisdictions, and advises clients on trade agreements, trade-related regulations and legislation, U.S. trade policy, and WTO matters. He specializes in advising clients on how to best conform their transactions and policies to global trade rules and related national regulations. Outside of the firm, Scott has advised presidential and congressional candidates on international economic policy, and authored or co-authored several policy papers published by Cato and other organizations. He also routinely writes and speaks on economic policy and politics, and blogs on these issues at his personal blog. The views he expresses in these pages are Scott Lincicome’s alone and do not necessarily reflect those of his employer. Follow him on Twitter, @scottlincicome.
Protectionists want to force poor American consumers to subsidize well-connected cronies. They must no longer be given free rein to mislead with impunity.
There may be no state in the country that, at least on paper, should be less amenable to Donald Trump’s doomsday message about trade and American manufacturing.
According to Team Trump, Trump’s import tax would force Americans to pay 10 to 15 percent more for food, clothing, shoes, electronics, and other basic necessities.
Donald Trump’s China trade plan would make American families pay a lot more for food, clothing, electronics, and everything else that now says ‘Made in China.’
Start this glorious stuffing the day before Thanksgiving.
Americans fail to understand that Trump’s claims about manufacturing, trade, and immigration actually protect the politicians and cronies that he claims to be fighting.
A misguided (or misleading) opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership really has no idea what it’s talking about.
A vote for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is a vote for lower taxes on American families and industrial consumers.
Republicans love defense spending, and that’s why the F-35 will cost more than the Manhattan Project every year for the next fifty years.
Sen. John McCain has found an archaic, protectionist boondoggle whose time for death is long past. It’s called the Jones Act.
The U.S. government had two decades to prove its Cuban embargo would work. It failed.
The 2014 Farm Bill could impose more harm on US taxpayers and consumers than our political and media elite promised us.
President Obama’s last great push to slow the oceans’ rise and heal our planet is going to really hurt.
The right’s reform agenda should be based on a few fundamental, free market principles on which most conservatives and libertarians can agree.
Yes, liberals made severe labor force attrition a focal point of their emergency unemployment insurance advocacy.
It’s almost enough to think that Krugman really doesn’t care about poverty traps as much as he cares about pushing cheap political hits.
Paul Krugman remains convinced that North Carolina’s unemployment “experiment” is a disaster, regardless of what the data actually say.
It’s too early to tell if North Carolina’s “experiment” cutting unemployment benefits is working. Thus, it’s completely misleading for Paul Krugman and his ideological allies to claim that they do.
Does North Carolina’s experiment in unemployment benefit reduction spell disaster? Only if you ignore the data.
Journalists have openly asked a seemingly-innocent question: How could the American media fail to see Obamacare’s failure coming? Have they looked in the mirror?
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