Everyone and their dog has heard of Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, and Milton Friedman. Not only are they some of history’s most influential economic thinkers, they are intellectual celebrities. Books like the Wealth of Nations are . . .
President Trump announced he will levy 10 percent tariffs on some $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. The tariff will take effect on September 24, and is slated to increase to 25 percent by year’s . . .
Ask any Democrat why they support open borders and they’ll invariably respond with one of two pre-digested answers: because “diversity is our strength” and “we need immigrants to pay for our pensions.” The first argument . . .
Had I as many souls as there be stars, I’d give them all for Mephistophilis. ~Doctor Faustus Spectators claim that Satan himself appeared on stage during the opening performance of Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
intellectual whack-a-mole Facts don’t care about your feelings. ~Ben Shapiro Last Thursday Ben Shapiro responded to my article “Why Ben Shapiro is Wrong on Free Trade” with his own piece: “Yes, Tariffs Are Still Stupid. . . .
Debunking The “Immigrants Will Pay For Our Pensions” Myth The Democrats used to be the party of the working class: they supported trade unions and believed in the welfare state. Their goal was to soften . . .