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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.
Economic PolicyFree MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade
President Biden's recent call to "buy American" is doomed to failure, just like all other protectionist schemes.
Joe Biden likes taxes. So it should hardly be surprising that Biden has also embraced protectionism and is anti free-trade, which is fundamentally a pro-tax position.
Bureaucracy and RegulationMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksProtectionism and Free Trade
The US government's push for digital money does not aim to make transactions easier. Rather, it seeks the power to control money and the people that use it.
Cronyism and CorporatismMonetary PolicyProtectionism and Free Trade
Two nations famous for hyperinflation now look to create a common currency. Unless that currency is gold, this is a bad idea.
Economic FreedomThe EntrepreneurProtectionism and Free Trade
Despite worries that foreign "competitors" will surpass economic production in the United States, innovation and entrepreneurship are still important here. For now.