AEI Monday evening links 1. Map of the Day (above) shows the world divided into four regions with equal populations, via the Visual Capitalist. 2. Markets in Everything. Blade offers five-minute helicopter rides from Manhattan to the city’s local airports (LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark) for 5, less than what some elite car services charge, via Bloomberg. 3. The New Second Sex. Boys in the UK are left to fail at school because attempts to help them earn the wrath of feminists. Every time you hear about U.S.-imposed tariffs, remember that they are taxes on Americans. @POTUS is boasting that he loves collecting big taxes on Americans. https://t.co/E2HP4pHLMC — Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 12, 2019 Tariffs are being paid to the U.S. government by Americans. These “massive payments,” as
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1. Map of the Day (above) shows the world divided into four regions with equal populations, via the Visual Capitalist.
2. Markets in Everything. Blade offers five-minute helicopter rides from Manhattan to the city’s local airports (LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark) for $195, less than what some elite car services charge, via Bloomberg.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 12, 2019
Tariffs are being paid to the U.S. government by Americans. These “massive payments,” as @POTUS calls them, are literally paid to the Treasury by U.S. companies in most instances, and the costs are passed on partly or wholly to American consumers. It’s a tax hike on Americans. https://t.co/v2Ii4Z9f9C
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 10, 2019
4. Tweets of the Day (above) from Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) my favorite member of Congress. By FAR.
5. America’s Abusive Trade Practices. In a WSJ op-ed today with the title of this item, Professor James Bacchus documents some of the legitimate grievances China has against America’s abusive trade practices (who knew?), here’s a quote:
Anti-dumping and other trade remedies that increase tariffs on imports have soared under the Trump administration, and Chinese products have been the target in about 40% of those U.S. investigations. Products affected include everything from aluminum alloy, silk ribbons and rubber bands to, most recently, metal file cabinets and ceramic tile.
The U.S. imposes higher anti-dumping duties on China than on any other country, and these duties have increased over time, particularly as they have been imposed together with duties countering Chinese subsidies. Relief from the burden of this recent surge of trade remedies is at the top of China’s agenda.
Some of these U.S. trade remedies are legitimate under the rules of the World Trade Organization. Others, however, reflect the considerable influence on American administrative outcomes of trade-challenged U.S. industries—an egregious example of American crony capitalism.
6. Steve Moore is No Free Trader, according to Don Boudreaux.
7. Political Correctness comes to Microsoft Word. “Grandperson clause” instead of “grandfather clause”?
8. Kevin Williamson on the “Failure of Socialism“:
It is dispiriting that we must have this conversation — again — at all. Socialism’s record is a matter of history. But, for reasons having partly to do with lack of memory, “never again” once again has been superseded by “this time it will be different,” at least on parts of the Left.
The United States is not a socialist country, but we have instances of socialism. Public K–12 education, for example, in which the state owns the means of production, manages them through political bureaus, the labor force consists of state employees, etc. Public K–12 education is in much of the country a disaster. It is a much greater disaster especially in those places in which the Democratic party and its most socialistic members prevail: In the big cities where no Republican, much less any conservative, has exercised any real influence in generations. What is the Democrats’ prescription for these socialist failures? More socialism.
10. Video of the Day (below) features Dr. Patrick Moore (author of Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist), who discusses CO2 and tears apart the Green New Deal in an interview with Gov. Mike Huckabee.