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No. Tariffs are Not “Domestic Sanctions”

June 12, 2018 0

the wisdom of irony The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) is not democratic—it’s barely even a republic.  The same goes for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic […]

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Why Karl Marx Supported Free Trade

May 29, 2018 2

Understanding Karl Marx on Free Trade What do David Ricardo, Ben Shapiro, and Karl Marx have in common? They’re all free traders. No, this is not a tongue-in-cheek jab designed to smear Ricardo or Marx. […]

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How Global “Free Trade” Killed the Middle Class

March 30, 2018 5

a wolf in sheep’s clothing In a piece for the Washington Post, former CNN correspondent Heather Long, and her colleague Andrew Van Dam, write that President Trump’s tariffs will hurt Trump voters the most.  Their […]

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No. Tariffs are Not “Domestic Sanctions”

June 12, 2018 0

the wisdom of irony The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) is not democratic—it’s barely even a republic.  The same goes for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic […]

Analysis

Why Karl Marx Supported Free Trade

May 29, 2018 2

Understanding Karl Marx on Free Trade What do David Ricardo, Ben Shapiro, and Karl Marx have in common? They’re all free traders. No, this is not a tongue-in-cheek jab designed to smear Ricardo or Marx. […]

Analysis

How Global “Free Trade” Killed the Middle Class

March 30, 2018 5

a wolf in sheep’s clothing In a piece for the Washington Post, former CNN correspondent Heather Long, and her colleague Andrew Van Dam, write that President Trump’s tariffs will hurt Trump voters the most.  Their […]

free trade doesn't work, the baguette shop, an allegory
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Why Free Trade Doesn’t Work: an Allegory

March 14, 2018 5

The Baguette Shop, or an economic parable on asymmetrical competition You own an artisanal bakery that makes the best $2 baguettes in town—business is booming.  In fact, business is so good that a German bakery […]

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