Deena Ghazarian, CEO of consumer electronic company Austere, says the federal government's tariff exclusion process was "arcane, nontransparent, and highly uncertain."
This progress has been widely shared, to the great benefit of the people at the bottom of the distribution.
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"There's nobody that says, wait, is this good for America? Is this good for the American consumer?"
Donald Trump's latest argument for protectionism is undermined by the realities of his own trade policies.
"It's not easy to make one of these rules, but it's a thousand times harder to get rid of one."
Instead, Donald Trump is proposing a 10-percent automatic tariff on all imports, a trade policy even worse than Biden's.
"You need an argument for why this is good for society. That's important, but you also need money."
The "Tariff Man" promises to strike again.
Panic over China's rapid economic growth has fueled all manner of big-government proposals. They're looking even more foolish now.
The answer? Because special interests and government prevent the free market from working the way it should.
"It's just a very classic case of everything wrong with Washington."
The host of Why We Can't Have Nice Things explains how indefensible tariffs cause baby formula shortages, screw Hawaii residents, and increase traffic in the Northeast.
The U.S. tariff code is "quite regressive and somewhat misogynist" because the most powerful lobbyist in Washington is muscle memory.
A combination of "absurdly high" federal tariffs and excessive FDA regulations created the conditions for a crisis.
"Government in general does a lot of things that aren't necessary," says Jared Polis.
The Commerce Department and the International Trade Commission are considering a petition that would impose tariffs of up to 300 percent on tinplate steel.
China and the U.S. are locked in a mutually destructive economic conflict.
Many politicians offer a simplified view of the world—one in which government interventions are all benefits and no costs. That couldn't be further from the truth.
Economists Gene Epstein and David Friedman debated how best to persuade people to become libertarians at the Porcupine Freedom Festival.
Pioneers of Capitalism chronicles centuries of bottom-up economic evolution in the Netherlands.
If the FTC wants to know why there's such a notable lack of competition within America's baby formula market, it ought to ask other parts of the federal bureaucracy.
Hawley might call them "tariffs on China," but that's obvious nonsense: Tariffs are paid by Americans.
The ideology champions the same tired policies that big government types predictably propose whenever they see something they don't like.
The hard lesson that free markets are better than state control may have to be relearned.
The House passed a resolution that will reimpose tariffs on solar panels from China, while the EPA sits on applications for carbon capture technology that may soon be mandatory.
Overall human freedom peaked in 2007, according to the Cato Institute, and governments' COVID response merely exacerbated the trend toward a radically less-free planet.
Industrial policy is never as simple as it seems.
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It would result in shortages, decreases in productivity, and higher production costs affecting millions of American workers and nearly every consumer.
American companies and consumers "bore nearly the full cost of these tariffs because import prices increased at the same rate as the tariffs."
When politicians manipulate industry, the public pays the price.
The legislation, which forbids shipping anything between American ports in ships that are not U.S. built and crewed, is just another a special deal that one industry has scammed out of Congress.
If Congress wants to spend taxpayer money on child care services, it should pass a bill authorizing that.
Politicians' go-to fixes like child tax credits and federal paid leave are known for creating disincentives to work without much impact on fertility.
Global hunger declined for decades before pandemic policies and Russia’s invasion broke the world.
It's a fundamental contradiction that's affected the Biden administration's economic policy for the past two years.
Joe Biden could take advantage of the expanded executive authority over trade that Donald Trump helped create.