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.
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.
Human rights considerations never deter American voters from their thirst for cheap stuff, and it’s time to move forward from the Cold War in Cuba anyway.
The unexpected fight over reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank reflects widespread public vexation with cronyism.
Labor’s share of the U.S. economic pie might be smaller, but the economy is bigger than it used to be, thanks to international trade and investment.
Americans currently pay high taxes on food, clothing, automobiles, industrial inputs and other goods and services, and their own trade policy keeps it that way.
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