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Is Marine Le Pen the French Donald Trump?

Global EconomyStrategyPolitical Theory

Blog04/21/2017

Marine Le Pen has a long way to go before she can become the French Donald Trump.

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Frédéric Bastiat Is Right (Again)

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog04/14/2017
Tariffs never benefit a nation. They do, however, often increase government revenue at the expense of everyone else.

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Capital Flows and Ricardo's Law

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and BankingValue and Exchange

Blog04/10/2017
Ricardo's law of comparative advantage is only part of the story when it comes to understanding the benefits of free trade.

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War is the Continuation of Trumpism by Other Means

Global EconomyU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/07/2017
Trump was never a peace candidate, and his protectionist ideology could only ever have led to war.

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Two Common Objections to Unilateral Free Trade

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog04/06/2017
Free trade is not an obstacle to either economic prosperity or military defense.

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If You Don't Like Immigration, You Should Love Free Trade

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog04/06/2017
The more immigration is restricted, the more important and essential free trade becomes.

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Can Ecuador Learn Something from Peru?

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/02/2017
Although he did so to a lesser degree than some others, President Rafael Correa in Ecuador embraced "21st-Century socialism." How has Ecuador fared?

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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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The G-20 Was Never Serious About Free Trade

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

Blog03/21/2017
Trump's anti-trade rhetoric is concerning, but he is not challenging a golden era of free trade.

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America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyInterventionism

Blog03/19/2017
Contrary to the popular myth, the US often imposes many crippling regulations in its international trade practices. We need more trade, not less.

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