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The Political Economy of Protectionism

Free MarketsFrom the ArchivesProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog03/08/2018

Protectionism may provide some short-term benefits to a small number of special interests, but at much greater costs to the rest of society.

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These Are the Top Risks We Face in 2018

Money and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog01/11/2018
The “Krugman con” is like a “sword of Damocles,” which — while not always visible — hangs over the actions of all states, businesses and individuals.
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The WTO: Useless for Trade, Useful for the State

Protectionism and Free Trade

The WTO’s end seems nearer now, but governments have a few reasons to keep it alive.
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Trump’s Tax Reform Dissected

Taxes and Spending

Blog10/31/2017
Trump is apparently willing to sacrifice future for present growth on the back of the American taxpayer.
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The Subsidiarity Principle

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog08/28/2017
Subsidiarity is the most realistic, pragmatic approach to creating more freedom in our lifetimes.
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The Wrong Narrative in Charlottesville

Media and CultureStrategyInterventionism

Blog08/13/2017
Antifa and the alt-right are animated entirely by politics: the perception that others can impose their will on us politically.
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Thoughts on Nancy MacLean vs. GMU

Media and Culture

Blog07/11/2017
As libertarians we cannot worry too much about the Nancy MacLeans of the world. We do not win people over by sniffing at them.
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Truman Was Right About the CIA

Big GovernmentBiographiesU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/08/2017
Say what you will about President Harry Truman, but at least he didn't leave the White House a suspiciously rich man.
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