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Donald Trump's Whig Is Showing

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog22 hours ago
Donald Trump has revived the old philosophy of the American Whigs — a political faction in favor of trade barriers and lots of government spending.

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The G-20 Was Never Serious About Free Trade

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

Blog03/21/2017
Trump's anti-trade rhetoric is concerning, but he is not challenging a golden era of free trade.

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America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyInterventionism

Blog03/19/2017
Contrary to the popular myth, the US often imposes many crippling regulations in its international trade practices. We need more trade, not less.

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By Itself, a Chinese Sell-Off in US Debt Won't Imperil the Dollar

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/13/2017
The Federal Reserve has a lot more to do with the strength of the dollar than the Chinese state.

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7 Steps Toward a More Sensible Foreign Policy

Free MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog03/12/2017
A policy of non-intervention and free trade can move us a long way toward a more peaceful international order.

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Why Emmanuel Macron's Surge Is Unlikely to Change Anything

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog03/02/2017
Emmanuel Macron is telling everyone what they want to hear. But what France needs isn't popular at all: a big dose of free markets.

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With Its Leftist President Gone, Can Brazil Set the Economy Free?

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/26/2017
Some pro-freedom reforms are making gains in Brazil. But we still have a long way to go.

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Which is Worse — A Trade Surplus or a Trade Deficit?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksPolitical Theory

Blog02/22/2017
Unlike commodity money, fiat currencies allow persistent trade imbalances which cause grave discrepancies in income, consumption, and investment.

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Free Markets at Home Are the Solution to Companies Moving Abroad

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/14/2017
Free trade can help economies overcome many obstacles to wealth. Unfortunately, governments are often the ones who create those obstacles.

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