Protectionism and Free Trade

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Trump, Tariffs, and Economic Honor: The Trade War as a Form of Retributive Violence

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/21/2018

Much of Donald Trump's political rhetoric appears to be premised on "honor ideology" which places reputation and respect from others above all else, even at the cost of self-harm.

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Protectionism Abroad and Socialism at Home

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog08/21/2018

Both at home and abroad, the government causes the problems it says we need more government to solve.

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The Philanthropic Ogre

Protectionism and Free Trade

Octavio Paz, defined government as "the philanthropic ogre," a creature that seemingly wishes to help the unfortunate, but at the same time devours more and more of the nation’s prosperity.

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Why the Quota System Is One of the Worst Ways of Regulating Immigration

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/15/2018

Historically, US immigration policy limited rejection and deportation to those deemed to be either criminals or incapable of supporting themselves economically. The modern quota system takes a far more arbitrary approach.

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Mr Trump, Tear Down These Trade Barriers

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog08/11/2018

American tariffs are just taxes on Americans, and its the American consumer who will suffer most.

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An Open Letter to President Trump on Trade and Tariffs

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/01/2018

Why attack the most vulnerable in our society, who benefit enormously from inexpensive imported retail goods?

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A Tax on Imports Might as Well Be a Tax on Exports

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog07/26/2018

The Constitutional ban on export duties has always been a hollow victory. Export tariffs are analytically equivalent to import tariffs.

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Three Economics Lessons I Learned from My Dad

The EntrepreneurLabor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeValue and Exchange

Blog07/25/2018

Business owners understand that the key to prosperity is to reduce costs and deliver more goods to the customer. Wage workers, however, often want higher prices in order to "protect" their jobs.

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Trump's Senseless Trade War with China

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog07/25/2018

Trump’s trade war is not about about being patriotic or protecting American businesses. It is about politics and bad economics.

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Woodrow Wilson and the Tariff: Lessons for Today

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog07/09/2018

Since the Tariff Act of 1789, the tariff has been the playground of special interests, and used as a means of rewarding political friends, and harming political enemies.

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