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.
A new law allowing self-service for low-population counties will affect relatively few Oregon residents. Yet some are acting like it’s the apocalypse.
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.
President Trump’s ‘Buy American. Hire American’ is much like ‘fighting climate change’: a comforting government-prescribed solution that people embrace in theory but rarely practice.
It may well be the Platonic Ideal of Butter. But folks in Wisconsin will never know because some apparatchik on the sixth floor of the Department of Agriculture has not yet spoken.
Uber and Lyft were noticeably absent from SXSW this year, damaging Austin’s reputation as a tech hub. The city’s political leadership is to blame.
Sen. Mike Lee asked that his fellow conservatives not dismiss the challenge of populism, but instead embrace it to advance their policies.
Pennsylvania wasn’t supposed to be a swing state, but decades of industrial decline and Trump’s promises of protectionism might put the state in play.
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.
Protectionists want to force poor American consumers to subsidize well-connected cronies. They must no longer be given free rein to mislead with impunity.
Large-scale market interference risks turning some jobs into anti-productive workfare programs. What might that do for the dignity of the American worker?
Few Republicans pushed back against Donald Trump’s litany of absurdities regarding international trade. Democrats were no better.
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.
Trade war is Donald Trump’s hammer, and everything in foreign policy looks like a nail.
The working class feels disrespected, but perhaps their anger also reflects their insecurities.
This was supposed to be Republicans’ best chance to nominate a real fighter for small government. Then along came Donald Trump.
The conservative movement retains a faction of folks who harbor anti-immigration sentiments that contradict their views on free trade and individual liberty.
Sen. John McCain has found an archaic, protectionist boondoggle whose time for death is long past. It’s called the Jones Act.
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