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T. Norman Van Cott

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T. Norman Van Cott, an adjunct scholar with the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, is professor of economics at Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

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Free Trade Brings More Foreign Investment into the US. That's a Good Thing.

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

04/10/2020Audio/Video
Politicians and pundits have a blind spot when it comes to international economic transactions. They ignore a portion of trade! In particular, they ignore trade in claims on future income—that is, stocks and bonds.
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Free Trade Brings More Foreign Investment into the US. That's a Good Thing.

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog04/09/2020

Politicians and pundits have a blind spot when it comes to international economic transactions. They ignore a portion of trade! In particular, they ignore trade in claims on future income—that is, stocks and bonds.

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The Inflationary Economics of the Black Death

03/24/2020Power & Market

When productions falls and people cease to work, an influx in new money does nothing to increase the standard of living. This was true during past pandemics, and it's true today.

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Upcoming State Minimum Wage Increases Will Outlaw Jobs for Low-Wage Workers

12/12/2019Power & Market

Just because a worker has relatively low productivity is no reason to outlaw that person's job. But that is what minimum wage increases do.

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It's Not a Problem When the Chinese Don't Spend Their Dollars Here

Money and BanksProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/16/2018

If the Chinese sell us stuff and then "hoard" the money we pay them, that increases the value of the dollars we continue to hold here in the US, while also leaving us with more stuff to sell elsewhere.

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