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The Political Economy of Protectionism

Free MarketsFrom the ArchivesProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog03/08/2018

Protectionism may provide some short-term benefits to a small number of special interests, but at much greater costs to the rest of society.

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Trump’s Protectionist Follies Threaten a Trade War

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog03/06/2018

What America is facing are the illogical trade policies of an economically illiterate president in the White House. 

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Paul Krugman Should Love President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

U.S. EconomyOther Schools of Thought

Blog02/09/2018
If President Trump’s infrastructure proposal works out exactly as Paul Krugman has described it, Krugman should be applauding it.
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The United States Is a Tax Haven for Global Investors…and that’s Good for America

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog02/08/2018
The US has risen in the rankings mostly because other nations have been coerced into weakening their human rights laws on financial privacy.
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The Debt Ceiling Hysteria and Profligate Government

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog02/06/2018
This is all smoke and mirrors to avoid dealing with the fundamental problem: the continuance of and increases in the American warfare-welfare state.
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When Government Shuts Down

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. History

The lesson of a government shutdown is that the world does not collapse when Uncle Sam takes the day off.

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Bob Dylan as Economic Prophet

Media and CultureU.S. Economy

Blog01/17/2018
Change is the defining feature of our modern age. But you would never know it when surveying today’s financial market landscape.
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How to Cure Poverty

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/28/2017
Henry Hazlitt explains why President Johnson's "War on Poverty" will fail, and how the market — not government — is the path to prosperity.
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Automobiles Freed Us from the Tyranny of Horses

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/22/2017
Even when it wasn't in use, a horse owner was always tethered to his horse, either literally or figuratively.
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