chinaip

Do Allegations of Intellectual-Property Theft Justify Protective Tariffs?

– July 22, 2019

To trust the U.S. government to impose tariffs at home as it acts as an enforcer for private companies that choose to operate abroad is a recipe for cronyism costumed as ethical law enforcement.

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USwomenssccer

To Help Women, Should We Boycott Women’s Soccer?

– July 14, 2019

Let’s just try a mental experiment. Let’s regard the players on the team as some seem to regard themselves, exploited and underpaid. The same claims are made for many people around the world. The commonly proposed solution is the boycott.

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Speak Not of Trade Deficits But Goods Surpluses (Video)

– July 12, 2019

Edward Stringham addresses the trade war and the mistaken notion of the trade deficit, speaking on BBC. 

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Tariffs Have Not Been Paid by China; They Have Not Raised Revenue on Net

– July 11, 2019

Let us at least learn from the real-time history and experiment in process right now. Let us look at the facts and compare them with the promised results.

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globalprosperity

Freer Trade and Economic Growth: Evidence of the Relationship

– July 3, 2019

Even if the reduction of trade barriers accounts for only a small part of the observed increase in growth, the cumulative gains from reform appear to be substantial.

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homebuilder

A Protectionist Is Someone Who…

– July 1, 2019

A protectionist cannot adequately explain why each and every household in the world does not itself literally build its own home.

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Who Pays the Tariffs (Video of Ed Stringham on Cheddar)

– June 27, 2019

Is Trump engaged in a high-stakes game to bring about freer trade with China, or just looking for a way to justify the tariffs that he claims have revived American manufacturing?

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wonderland

Protectionists in Plunderland and Wonderland

– June 24, 2019

The Wonderland of sincere protectionists is truly a crackpot unreality.

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wareverywhere

Trade War Goes Bipartisan, and the Fed Will Make It Worse

– June 20, 2019

The trade war is heating up. Unfortunately, the Fed’s current framework will exacerbate the damage.

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yuandollar

Currency Devaluation Is No Ticket to National Prosperity

– June 17, 2019

If a government manages to undervalue its currency in terms of foreign currencies, it subsidizes the consumption of foreigners who purchase its country’s exports. And while gains are reaped by those of its citizens who work to supply goods for export, currency undervaluation makes most of that country’s citizens poorer.

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constitution

The Constitution Gives the Trade Power to Congress Alone

– June 14, 2019

Because this is a tool the president can actually use — and because it bypasses the much more difficult task of having to persuade Congress of the merits of his ideas — Trump is using the tariff weapon more and more to address matters further and further removed from trade.

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America’s Economic Commissar of Trade

– June 12, 2019

In this he is no less of an economic tyrant than, say, Nicolas Maduro, the socialist dictator of Venezuela. He, too, rules by command and decree.

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