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 . . .
Too often the tariff debate is fought along economic lines: will tariffs create jobs or will they funnel wealth into dying industries? This line of reasoning is fundamentally flawed. Economics and politics—wealth and power—are inseparable, . . .
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 . . .
First published on the Daily Caller. “Consumers are paying the price” for President Trump’s tariffs, CNN claims. Millions will feel the pinch; many thousands will lose their jobs. What CNN fails to mention is that millions of Americans already feel . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
In 1993 President Bill Clinton promised that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would create “a million [American] jobs in the first 5 years.” He also said NAFTA’s “side agreements” would “make it harder . . .
Adam Smith, author of An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, considered the arguments made by today’s proponents of unilateral free trade and responded to them in print – more . . .
President Trump Promised Tariffs, Let’s Hope he Delivers In 1988 Donald Trump told Oprah Winfrey that America was being “ripped off” by its trading partners. Between 1979 and 1988 nearly 2 million Americans lost their manufacturing . . .
The Department of Labor Reports that America Added 2.5 Million Jobs Since Trump’s Election America’s economy has surged since President Trump’s inauguration: GDP growth topped 3.3 percent last quarter, which is the highest since 2014. . . .