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New Report: Punishment Deters Illegal Immigrants

October 1, 2018 0

A new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that punishing illegal aliens for crossing the border dramatically reduces the risk of recidivism—they are less likely to try crossing the border . . .

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Report: Most Americans Skeptical of Trade’s Benefits

September 29, 2018 0

Most Americans Support Trade Theoretically, but Don’t See Practical Benefits New public opinion data from Pew Research finds that while Americans support global trade in principle, many are skeptical of its practical benefits—particularly regarding job . . .

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Trump Will Be America’s Last Republican President

October 16, 2018 2

Competence doesn’t win elections: bribery does. This is the central lesson in The Dictator’s Handbook, a book which studies politics in terms of interpersonal relationships and incentive structures, as opposed to vague social trends and ideological dogma—and it’s . . .

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Why Free Trade Doesn’t Work: an Allegory

October 16, 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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Why Free Trade Doesn’t Work: an Allegory

October 16, 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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Why Trump’s Tariffs Won’t Cost You a Penny

October 1, 2018 0

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC on Tuesday that President Trump’s tariffs wouldn’t hurt American consumers, noting that because the price increase will be “spread over thousands and thousands of products, nobody’s going to . . .

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Trade Deficits Cost Jobs & Shrink GDP

September 30, 2018 0

On Monday the Trump administration announced that it would impose 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods—including many consumer goods which have been exempt until now.  This rate will increase . . .

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