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The US's "Free Trade" Isn't Very Free

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog10 hours ago

Whether we're talking about the Trump years or not, the idea that the United States embraces unconditional free trade at all costs — while being victimized by foreign protectionists — is based on fantasy.

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The Entrepreneurial Advantages of Building Human Capital While Young

The EntrepreneurMedia and Culture

Blog02/26/2020

Everything you learned from family dinner conversations and your culture served to build your human capital. Across the globe, the people of various regions cultivate certain skills that enable individuals to consider entrepreneurship as a viable choice of work.

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The EU's Latest Screw-You to the UK Shows a Big Problem with Trade Agreements

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog02/26/2020

Most "free trade" agreement are really just ways to expand the regulatory state and rob the consumers of the benefits they might have gotten from actual free trade.

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The WTO Is Both Irrelevant and Unnecessary

Blog02/24/2020

The World Trade Organization was not the reason global trade was liberalized in past decades. And now, even if such a thing were desirable, the WTO is in no position to force liberalization on countries like the US, China, or India. Thus, the WTO is both unnecessary and irrelevant.

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Trump's Betrayal of Julian Assange

Anti-PoliticsBig GovernmentLegal SystemWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/24/2020

It is ironic that a president who has been the victim of so much deep state meddling has done the deep state’s bidding when it comes to Assange and Wikileaks. The deep state that Trump is serving by persecuting Assange is the same deep state that continues to plot his own ouster.

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Tax Burdens, Per Capita Income, and Simpson’s Paradox

Taxes and Spending

Is there a correlation between wealth and a higher tax burden? After, people like to say that more taxes mean more public services.

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The Green Fatal Conceit: Why Physical Science Can’t Tell Us Proper Policy Goals

Big GovernmentThe Environment

Blog02/19/2020

The so-called CLEAN Future Act is as poorly designed as its acronym. Like the Green New Deal, it consists of radical new spending proposals that the bill’s supporters would have liked for other reasons, and which aren’t even compatible. 

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The Anticapitalist Front

Media and CultureSocialism

Blog02/12/2020

The rising generation is brought up in an environment that is engrossed in socialist ideas.

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