Protectionism and Free Trade

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Will the Trade War End in a Rural Bloodbath?

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog03/25/2019

Trump's high-tax trade policies have been a disaster for agriculture in the United States, marked by rising suicide among farmers, and declining incomes for farming households.

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Why International Economics Theory Has Become Irrelevant

Protectionism and Free Trade

Perhaps the best proof of the current divorce between theory and reality in international economics is the economists who declare themselves in favor of free trade while also opposing the removal of all tariffs and customs.

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Free Trade is Pro-Middle Class and Pro-Family

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog03/14/2019

The benefits of free trade extend far beyond mere monetary gain. Free trade builds community, makes family life more affordable, and reinforces the importance of peace.

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Why Birthright Citizenship Is Rare In Europe

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog02/19/2019

Citizenship based on a person's current location is a long and well-established principle in the Americas. But this is not the case back in Europe.

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Shinzo Abe Bets the Farm on Europe

Money and BanksProtectionism and Free TradeMoney and Banking

Blog01/30/2019

Japan's Shinzo Abe has turned to Europe in hopes of stabilizing Japan's fiscal and and monetary situation. But Europe is a shaky foundation on which to build anything.

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Trump's Sanctions Meet His Trade War

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog12/25/2018

Tariffs and economic sanctions infringe on the fundamental, God-given right of people to trade with whomever they want.

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"Equality of Opportunity" Is Overrated

PovertyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog12/22/2018

While efforts to mandate "equality of outcome" are rightly derided, "equality of opportunity" is wrongly held up as essential. But even when we face unequal opportunities, the marketplace can still make us all better off.

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China Was Desperate for a Trade Deal, but the G-20 Agreement is a Mirage

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog12/04/2018

This trade deal is not only vague, conditional and temporary — it will fail to stop the global economic slowdown.

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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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