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Don't Forget About the Trade War

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog02/27/2020

Trump clearly views trade in a zero-sum, mercantilist manner, with the country possessing a deficit “losing” and “down.” But continuing the trade war only makes recession more likely for both sides. Luckily China is stalling on committing to a trade agreement.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Doesn't Understand What Capitalists Do

Blog12/05/2018

While it may seem to many that the capitalist provides no benefit to the market, but without Earnhardt Jr. taking on the function of the entrepreneur, there would be no car to drive, no strategy to call, no wrench to turn.

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Did Lincoln Want War?

Blog05/11/2018

Civil war was inevitable — because Lincoln made sure it was inevitable.

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Did Tariffs Really Cause the American Civil War?

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog11/25/2017
Regional conflicts went far beyond a simple dispute over taxation.
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Ditch Net Neutrality Now

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/14/2017
The scarcity of internet bandwidth cannot be legislated away, and consumers would benefit most from market allocation — not state control.
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Donald Trump's Whig Is Showing

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog03/21/2017
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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