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The editors of the Wall Street Journal rightly warn of the economic dangers – to Americans as well as to non-Americans – of Trump’s foolhardy protectionism. A slice: We’ve been warning for two years that trade wars have economic consequences, but the wizards of protectionism told Mr. Trump not to worry. The economy was fine and the trade worrywarts were wrong. But we never said tariffs would produce immediate recession. We said they—and the climate of uncertainty they were creating for...

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My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy exposes Trump’s incoherence on trade. A slice: You see, one important fact that eludes our president is that the main way for foreign investors to acquire the dollars they invest in the United States is to sell us stuff. They send us goods that we want, and in exchange, we send them dollars. The beauty of the whole system is that the dollars we send across our northern and southern borders as well as abroad come back home when...

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Leave Us Alone

Yesterday I attended a Capitol Hill event sponsored by the Ethics and Public Policy Center on the so-called conservative case for government action to increase paid leave. Making the affirmative case that such action is needed were the American Enterprise Institute’s Aparna Mathur and the Independent Women’s Forum’s Kristin Shapiro. Making the case against such action were my intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy and the Heritage Foundation’s Rachel Grezler. Regular...

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John Stossel’s Videos

Two years ago, John Stossel gave up his Fox Business TV show to make videos designed to appeal to young people – videos that might change the minds even of young socialists. I’ve linked here to many of these videos, such as this one. They are all truly excellent, in both style and substance. Stossel is reaching lots of people.  His team releases a new video every Tuesday. You can find them here: JohnStossel.com. Each one averages more than 1.1 million views, twice what his Fox show...

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The Can-Do Attitude of Innovism

The worst market failure is the market’s poor public relations. By far. The market is far too quiet and modest about its countless brilliant achievements. The market routinely brings forth astonishing innovations that benefit billions, yet most of these innovations go unnoticed by most people. Worse, when pointed out, each one of these achievements is likely to be regarded by intellectuals with contempt and sometimes even with scorn. Very few of the genuine achievements of markets –...

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