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SB202 Offers the Wrong Solutions to a Real ProblemMy reference to ideological imbalance refers to the creation of an artificial close-mindedness that stifles debate, isolates important perspectives and diminishes the richness of a college education.View archives
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|February 18, 2024
|NATO Has Secured Our Peace and Prosperity The wars of the 20th century were economic disasters of historic proportion.
|February 11, 2024
|Some More Truth About Manufacturing and TradeManufacturing employment peaked decades earlier than manufacturing production.
|November 12, 2023
|Defend Democracies on This Veteran’s DayOur Constitution offers the highest form of a liberal democracy.
|October 15, 2023
|An Exogenous Economic Shock from HamasArmed conflict is always economically damaging but may spur long-term growth.
|September 17, 2023
|Thoughts About Trump’s Tax PlanIn considering any tax change, first ask how it might eventually reduce the debt.
|September 10, 2023
|China Is a Poor and Failing NationChina is getting in the way of its own economic growth.
|September 25, 2022
|Two economic lessons from the Russo-Ukrainian WarOne lesson is about public spending on services, the other about free trade.
|September 18, 2022
|Why Do We Care About a Monarchy?Strong, stable, adaptable institutions help us navigate change while ensuring continuity.
|April 17, 2022
|Where’s Inflation and Growth Headed?We’ve only had one long period of rate increase since the early 1980s, so the consumer response is unknown.
|March 6, 2022
|We are in a Difficult and Costly ConflictThe future belongs to liberal democracies, where respect for individual rights, political freedom and the rule of law are nurtured.
|February 27, 2022
|The Cost of Russian WarStopping tyrants is less costly done early on.
|July 12, 2020
|Assault on Prosperity ContinuesThe U.S. economic loss of foreign college students would be enormous.
|July 5, 2020
|More Presidential Confusion on TradeThe Trump Administration is accelerating the trade imbalance in the quickest way possible.
|June 28, 2020
|Visa Restriction Damages EconomyThis action will shrink the US economy by almost $100 billion this year alone.
|May 24, 2020
|Don’t Expand the Trade WarTrade allows us to buy things we cannot efficiently produce ourselves.
|November 4, 2018
|China Is a Poor and Backward NationChina may ultimately prove a significant strategic threat to the United States.
|September 2, 2018
|The NAFTA Deal Is Pure BaloneyNAFTA effects were mitigated by changes in productivity.
|July 22, 2018
|Worsening Effect of TariffsTariffs have already affected the local economy.
|June 10, 2018
|We Are on the Cusp of Relearning the Impacts of Trade WarsLet me explain briefly and plainly what trade is and what it is not.
|May 27, 2018
|The Opposite of War Is Not Peace, It Is TradeTrade forces us to move beyond benign coexistence into cooperation.
|May 6, 2018
|Indiana at Huge Risk in Trade DisruptionsBetween 1818 and 2018, technology essentially killed every existing job and created every new one.
|September 10, 2017
|Trade Deficits and the Dollar Safe HavenIn reality, trade consists of tens of billions of small transactions between businesses and households
|November 27, 2016
|The Origins of American Free TradeThe US created the first free trade zone.
|October 16, 2016
|The Effect of a Trade WarA decrease in trade leads to economic events like recession and depression.
|January 24, 2016
|The End of a Bubble, Version 2016Actions in Iran and China are affecting markets worldwide.
|March 9, 2014
|Russian Sanctions Are RiskyAdding armed conflict to a place with even a tiny whiff of ethnic tension rarely turns out well.
|January 5, 2014
|Economic Systems, North Korea and the ACAThe problem is that the economy we have is not a system; it is a series of markets that cannot be organized.
|May 26, 2013
|International Trade Is the Opposite of WarWhat flummoxes me is not the academic debate, but the casual discussion about trade.