On Friday, President Trump announced in front of a crowd gathered in Miami’s Little Havana that he was “canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba.” His policy’s goal, he explained, is to spark political change on the socialist island. The policy aims to do so by weakening the Cuban state — depriving Cuban […]
Last year’s Brexit vote, the election of Donald Trump and electoral gains by right-wing populist parties in countries as diverse as Hungary, Switzerland and Denmark seem to demonstrate that right-wing populist sentiment is on the rise in affluent democracies. But in Europe, at least, that’s simply not the case. In fact, the attitudes fueling right-wing […]
President Donald Trump is President Donald Trump in no small part because he campaigned acknowledging the elephant that left the room – that being the millions of jobs that have emigrated from the United States over the last several decades. The Rust Belt – hasn’t always been rusty. The oxidation onslaught came – as their jobs went. Trump won – because he directly addressed why | Read More »
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Over the past two weeks, academic economists (and a couple of bystanders) have been arguing about why economics wasn’t able to guide policy better during the Great Recession. Some blame nonacademic economists. Others blame prominent academics. Others still say that economic advice doesn’t really matter, because politicians will pay attention only to the advice that […]
The Free Market Warrior Economic Literacy Seminar Thursday night, March 16 (regular Tea Party meeting) Friday night, March 17 Saturday, March 18 Brazos County GOP Headquarters 1640 Briarcrest Dr. STE 122 (across from Planet Fitness) Bryan, TX 77802 + Google Map Can you explain why some tax cuts (Bush’s second term, Obama’s) do absolutely nothing […]
The populist wave of 2016 saw politicians pushing back against experts, both during the Brexit debate and the U.S. presidential campaign. Economists in particular saw their views repudiated as voters and parties turned their backs on many central tenets of mainstream economics, particularly the benefits of free trade. This backlash against intellectuals poses a question: […]
A few days ago, Breitbart.com embarked on a jihad against the Kellogg Company, after Kellogg pulled its advertising from Breitbart, saying the sometimes incendiary site wasn’t “aligned with our values.” Breitbart then “launched a #DumpKelloggs petition and called for a boycott of the ubiquitous food manufacturer.” (An amusing side effect of this was the emergence of a hashtag on Twitter called #BreitbartCereals, featuring cereals that | Read More »
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Donald Trump has just announced via Twitter that he wants to impose sweeping new restrictions on US businesses. He says that he intends to impose a punitive 35% tariff on any US business that lays off American workers and builds a factory or employs people in a new country. Such a policy, if it were […]
We are in the midst of what is referred to as the “transition” – the hand off of power from one president to another. God bless America – these conversions are peaceful. Even when the exchange takes place between presidents of opposing political parties, as is currently underway. (Here’s hoping the Democrat Barack Obama Administration continues to handle this better than did the Democrat Bill | Read More »
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Thursday is, of course, our day of Thanksgiving. Where food and football serve as an accompaniment to our gathering together to celebrate our blessings. I will not bore you with all for which I am thankful personally (though that is much). Discussed here is something public policy for which I am most grateful – the end of the the Barack Obama Administration and its cronyism | Read More »
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