Sheltering inefficient work—like Sam’s bread business—prevents workers like Sam from finding and developing a skill set that the economy needs.
The mainstream media treats everything Trump does as one step away from the next apocalypse. But there’s no need to freak out about the so-called trade war.
The trick, of course, is to limit Chinese tourist misbehavior and ensure their massive tour groups don’t overrun the destinations most popular with Americans.
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.
At the most basic level, tariffs are a punishment intended for foreign countries that actually penalize American citizens.
American policymakers can no longer ignore the conflict of interest between the EU and the U.S. on trade.
Some Trump diehards think the president’s tariffs are a strategic masterstroke in negotiation, but the harm they will do belies that idea.
Trump’s unilateral actions on steel and aluminum tariffs epitomize the dangers of the longstanding and, regrettably, bipartisan trend toward excessive concentration of power in the executive branch.
Repealing the Jones Act would be an epic disaster for the U.S. maritime industry, threaten the U.S. environment and workers’ safety, and critically wound our preparedness for global conflict.
The Jones Act is a stupid regulation that becomes more obviously stupid in the face of a humanitarian crisis. Waive it for Puerto Rico, then destroy it in Congress.
World trade in goods and services has morphed into a gigantic manipulative carnival of currency trading. This needs to change.
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.
Protectionists want to force poor American consumers to subsidize well-connected cronies. They must no longer be given free rein to mislead with impunity.
In remarks before the European Union parliament in Brussels, Brexit architect Nigel Farage eviscerated the body’s bureaucrats, saying none of them had “ever done a proper job in their lives.”
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.’
Fast track would give away no public voice on international trade agreements.
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