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The Best Way to Compete with China Is to Free the Economy

By Thorsten Polleit Mises Institute March 13, 2018   The Best Way to Compete with China Is to Free the Economy   As things stand, China holds around 20 percent, or $ 1.2 trillion, of outstanding US credit market debt. This is the result of decades of “symbiotic interaction”, if one follows the hidden message that is […]

The Best Way to Compete with China Is to Free the Economy

Ron Paul

Tariffs Are Not the Answer

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute March 13, 2018   Tariffs Are Not the Answer   President Trump’s planned 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports may provide a temporary boost for those industries, but the tariffs will do tremendous long-term damage to the American and global economies. Tariffs raise […]


EU Raises Stakes for Trump by Aiming Levies at GOP Heartland

By Against Crony Capitalism March 6, 2018   EU Raises Stakes for Trump by Aiming Levies at GOP Heartland     Things seem to have chilled out a bit on the trade war front just a bit. Hopefully everyone will take a step back, take a deep breath, and avoid anything rash. Tariffs are unwise. They […]

EU Raises Stakes for Trump by Aiming Levies at GOP Heartland

Brexit Has Reached the Point of No Return

Brexit Has Reached the Point of No Return

By Alasdair Macleod Mises Institute February 12, 2018   Brexit Has Reached the Point of No Return   The actual negotiations could easily run right up to the deadline in March 2019, when Britain is due to leave. If no agreement is forthcoming by that date, both sides might agree to extend negotiations, but that only […]


America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade

By Andrew N. Smith Mises Institute March 20, 2017   America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade   Rhetoric has recently trumped reality. It has become a misconceived bit of common “knowledge” that the United States of America is a bastion of free trade. Little could be further from the truth. The “freest” nation on […]

America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade

Trump, Libertarians, and Trade

Trump, Libertarians, and Trade

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito February 11, 2017   Trump, Libertarians, and Trade     Introduction From my post on the positive aspects of Trump for those who favor libertarianism and decentralization – certainly when compared with the alternatives – I offer one of the several positive items: He questions trade deals. I understand the […]


Make America Great Again

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital May 5, 2016   Make America Great Again   Donald Trump’s critics have heaped scorn on his calls for protective tariffs to deal with America’s widening trade imbalance and the resulting loss of higher–paying blue color jobs. Some have accused him of trying to turn back the clock in […]

Raising Rates Reflect Bigger Debt Not Faster Growth

Government Power Was His Mortal Enemy

By Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education October 16, 2015   Government Power Was His Mortal Enemy Real Heroes: Frédéric Bastiat       “Sometimes standing against evil is more important than defeating it,” wrote novelist N.D. Wilson. “The greatest heroes stand because it is right to do so, not because they believe they […]


Cartoon: The Next Destination of America’s Favorite Cookie 1

By Glenn Foden The Daily Signal August 22, 2015   Cartoon: The Next Destination of America’s Favorite Cookie     The Heritage Foundation’s Bryan Riley wrote this week about how sugar policies were behind Oreo’s move: The manufacturer of Oreo cookies recently announced plans to move production of Oreos from Chicago to Mexico, resulting in […]


How Junk Economists Help The Rich Impoverish The Working Class 1

  Source: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts How Junk Economists Help The Rich Impoverish The Working Class   Last week, I explained how economists and policymakers destroyed our economy for the sake of short-term corporate profits from jobs offshoring and financial deregulation. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/01/25/economists-policymakers-murdered-economy-paul-craig-roberts/ That same week Business Week published an article, “Factory Jobs Are […]


When free trade is managed trade, The Trans-Pacific/Atlantic Partnership

Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino When free trade is managed trade, The Trans-Pacific/Atlantic Partnership   Right now, secret negotiations which will profoundly affect what the 21st century global economy will look like are happening. You are not invited to weigh in. The power players of the world are busy negotiating the game for their benefit, […]


Santorum’s Anti-Libertarianism is a Recipe for Big Government

Source: http://www.ronpaul2012.com Writes Philip Klein at The Washington Examiner: Nobody expects the Republican presidential nominee to be a libertarian purist, but it helps if he or she at least has a libertarian streak. In Rick Santorum’s case, he’s actively hostile toward libertarianism… (Santorum’s) been coming under fire for his many votes to expand government. He took […]