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The EntrepreneurLabor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeValue and Exchange
Business owners understand that the key to prosperity is to reduce costs and deliver more goods to the customer. Wage workers, however, often want higher prices in order to "protect" their jobs.
Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy
Trump’s trade war is not about about being patriotic or protecting American businesses. It is about politics and bad economics.
Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. History
Since the Tariff Act of 1789, the tariff has been the playground of special interests, and used as a means of rewarding political friends, and harming political enemies.
Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending
Trump's new tariffs just happen to protect certain industries that are big political donors.
Global EconomyMoney and BanksProtectionism and Free Trade
Many people fail to correctly distinguish between the causes and effects of price inflation and those of monetary inflation.
Big GovernmentProtectionism and Free TradeInterventionism
Government stats on trade deficits tell only a tiny bit of the real story.
Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade
Neither the United States nor the European Union are so free of protectionist “sin” to cast retaliatory tariff stones at the other.
Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeInterventionism
Trump has exposed the hypocrisy of the "free trade" advocates in China and Europe. But by raising tariffs, Trump and other world leaders are inviting disaster.
Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy
The Chinese government has to present unbreakable strength, but they are more vulnerable to a trade war than they admit.
Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free Trade
Some special interest groups don't want customers to even have the option of buying other products.