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Free Trade Already Puts America First Jun. 15, 2018

David Harsanyi

These days, I'm often accused of being a globalist. The word is a pejorative meant to insinuate that... Read More

It's Time to Tame Trump's Tariff Temper Tantrums Jun. 14, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

Another week, another bumbling trade declaration from President Donald Trump. After a very confronta... Read More

Tariffs Don't Enhance National Security. They Harm It Jun. 03, 2018

Steve Chapman

American motorists have never had it so good. Cars and trucks are better than ever, and their prices... Read More

Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Mar. 14, 2018

Walter E. Williams

There are a couple of important economic lessons that the American people should learn. I'm going to... Read More

Will Automation Kill Our Jobs? Feb. 21, 2018

Walter E. Williams

A recent article in The Guardian dons the foreboding title "Robots will destroy our jobs — and... Read More

CFPB's Arbitration Rule No Favor for Consumers Jul. 27, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

When it comes to identifying the worst government agency, it's hard to pick just one. It's equally h... Read More

The Fear-Based Campaign to Control the Net May. 04, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

Public fear is an ally of big government. When fear sets in among the populace — often with en... Read More

Trade Ignorance and Demagoguery May. 03, 2017

Walter E. Williams

When we discuss international trade and balance of payments, there are two types of accounts. There ... Read More

The Folly of 'Buy American and Hire American' Jan. 26, 2017

Steve Chapman

Now that the campaign is over, Donald Trump is no longer willing to fake it. Last year, he insisted,... Read More

Trump's Self-Defeating Trade Policy Dec. 11, 2016

Steve Chapman

Opposition to free trade was to Donald Trump's campaign what burgers are to McDonald's: not the enti... Read More

Ford and GM Sep. 14, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Last November, you told me not to buy General Motors or Ford stock. Well, my stockbr... Read More

Consumer Debt Slowing the Economy Jul. 13, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: The economy still looks terrible, and unemployment is higher than the government say... Read More

Elitist Arrogance, Part II Jun. 08, 2016

Walter E. Williams

A basic economic premise holds that when the price of something rises, people seek to economize on i... Read More

A Sneaky Corporate Welfare Balancing Act May. 19, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

Corporate welfare takes many forms: a tax break to a particular industry, a tariff against foreign s... Read More

A Vote for Trump Is a Vote Against American Consumers Mar. 11, 2016

David Harsanyi

As I was listening to Donald Trump's performance art/news conference the other night, I wondered whe... Read More

Retailers Don't Need Another Regulatory Handout Jan. 07, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

Benjamin Franklin said there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I'd like to a... Read More

Reform, Replace, Restart or Innovate? Aug. 27, 2015

Veronique de Rugy

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker recently released his replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act and j... Read More

San Francisco vs. Soft Drinks Jun. 14, 2015

Steve Chapman

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has something it wants to say: Fizzy sugar water can make you... Read More

Innovation vs. Intervention in Health Care Jun. 04, 2015

Veronique de Rugy

How can we produce better health for more people at a lower cost, year after year? By lifting all th... Read More

Cars and Loans Jan. 21, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 300 shares of General Motors at $26 over two years ago, even though you sai... Read More