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Big GovernmentEconomic PolicyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy
In the wake of the Arab Oil Embargo of 50 years ago, Congress banned U.S. export sales of crude oil. The results were different than what government "experts" imagined.
Economic FreedomThe EntrepreneurMedia and CultureProtectionism and Free Trade
In the spirit of Walter Block's classic Defending the Undefendable, Kevin Duffy looks at the "undefendable" investments and economic choices and finds them profitable.
Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic FreedomProtectionism and Free TradePhilosophy and Methodology
Free trade has its enemies on the left and the right. However, despite the supposed “sophistication” of their antitrade arguments, when we break them down, those arguments really are sophistry.
PoliticsProtectionism and Free TradeThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy
The recent declaration of the G7 sounds more like "we want to rule the world" than "we want peace." Other nations are tired of the West's phony Rules Based Order.
AntipoliticsEconomic FreedomFree MarketsProtectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History
Leftists claim that developing nations are poor because Western nations once practiced colonialism. The truth is that empires do not foster economic growth.
Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free TradeInterventionism
The Federal Trade Commission is heavily scrutinizing the proposed merger between Microsoft and Activision. Why? Because Sony is against it.
Economic FreedomEconomic PolicyFree MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade
During a debate on capitalism with James Otteson, Michael Anton opined that free markets are harmful to a nation's economy. Perhaps he needs to learn economics.
LibertarianismProtectionism and Free Trade
A bedrock of Austrian economics and libertarianism has been free trade. Unfortunately, some people who claim to value liberty no longer value unhampered exchange.
PoliticsProtectionism and Free Trade
When he was president, Donald Trump raised tariff rates, promising it would revitalize American production. It was a costly boondoggle.
Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsPoliticsProtectionism and Free Trade
President Biden's call for more protectionism isn't aimed improving the US economy. Instead, it is about creating a war-footing autarky.