David Friedman’s Legal Systems Very Different from Ours explores the costs and benefits of various legal systems across time.
In Latest Trade Negotiating Gambit, Trump Essentially Asks China To Put Tariffs on U.S. Manufacturing
But wasn't the whole point of the trade war to boost U.S. manufacturing?
Friday A/V Club: Springtime for Mao
Yujing Zhang, Cindy Yang, and prostitution busts at Chinese spas have planted the seeds for new conspiratorial corruption narratives to bloom.
Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's revisionist history of the U.S.-China trade relationship misses the mark.
Innocent Immigrant Harassed by Congressional Democrats? Cindy Yang Says Their Appeal to the FBI Is All About Politics: Reason Roundup
Plus: An Ohio city just abolished its entire vice policing unit, and unfunded liabilities in public pension plans are now more than $5.96 trillion.
"Bilateral tariffs result in lower GDP, employment, investment, and trade for the U.S.," a new report concludes.
Any deal will be better than the current mess, which is largely of Trump's own making.
How would you like it if nearby strangers could instantly access your credit score on their phones?
A new international commission will consider the pros and cons of human genome editing.
Dow Jones skyrockets on news that Steve Mnuchin is leading behind-the-scenes effort to reduce tariffs on China.
And it's not a record low. That's fine, but it's not what the president said would happen.
Attempts to control how artificial intelligence develops and is used could backfire.
Plus: Trump dumps on the media as CNN faces a bomb scare, murder rates are falling, and corporate gender quotas don't work.
The government can't stop the flow of illegal drugs, but it can always make them more deadly.
And once again, Trump is distracted from real policy by symbolic brutality.
Saturday's deal seems to be a strategic retreat by the Trump administration.
Yet under Chinese law, some rapists get only three years behind bars.
Trump seems to prefer escalation. More tariffs could be coming in early December.
And it could get worse, as China is now considering cutting off all American soybean purchases.
But who, exactly, will be suffering?
Trump's latest trade war maneuver will raise prices, but it's more defensible than his tariffs.
After Police Detention for National Anthem Disrespect, Chinese Online Star Admits She ‘Hurt Your Feelings’
Under Chinese law, disrespecting the national anthem is punishable by up to 15 days in jail.
Walmart warns the Trump administration it may be forced to raise prices in response to tariffs.
Chinese entrepreneurs worry that the trade war will "put them in the Communist Party's crosshairs," and make further market reforms politically difficult.
Watch two leading development economists debate at the Soho Forum.
The Chinese tariffs have clobbered the lobster market, with prices falling to two-year lows.
The church denied the government's request to install CCTVs.
Building iPhones entirely in the U.S. would double or triple their retail prices. There's no way Apple is going to do that.
If only there was something he could do about those tariffs...
A story of censorship in the age of memes
It's not the first time Apple has bowed to China's censorship demands.
American farmers have already fallen victim to Trump's trade war with China. Could Alaskan fishermen be next?
"Free speech and free expression have simply never existed in China or in its artist communities."
"I have my freedom of speech," the retired professor told police. Then, the phone line went dead.
All of them. $500 billion's worth.
Is Congress finally ready to get into the fight?