In comments to The New York Times Magazine published this week, the new treasury secretary says free trade has been "so negative" for "a large share of the population." That's just wrong.
Debt held by the public equals about 100 percent of GDP. That's hurting growth and will fuel a major crisis.
Sen. Josh Hawley's Plan To Abolish the World Trade Organization Is Based on Fake Economics and False History
Hawley is charting the next path for the Trump-style anti-trade nationalism that has infected the Republican Party.
Foreign investment in China has not declined since the start of the trade war, either. In fact, it continues to grow.
Biden Says He Supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership, And Also Does Not Support the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Is he trying to find a middle ground as Dems divide on trade? Or is he just talking gibberish?
The Mexican factories Warren loves to attack are putting damn good guitars in the hands of America's young and cash-strapped musicians.
The reason: Immigrants help increase labor demand as well as labor supply.
Us vs. Them author Ian Bremmer says that worldwide populism is a response from people who are being left behind economically.
The federal law protecting the shipping industry from competition strikes again.
Protectionist policies produce negative results.
The splintering of international economic interdependence is a worrying sign for peace through trade.
Attempts to control how artificial intelligence develops and is used could backfire.
Trump's Trade War Is Harming the Craft Booze Business—and Dragging Down the Rest of the Economy in the Process
Catoctin Creek Distillery's tariff woes show that no one wins a trade war.
Also: How much should we care that Trump & co. lied in 2016 about a Putin-proximate real estate deal in Russia?
Political finger-wags at the boardroom is a good sign that the lowly taxpayer is about to take it in the shorts.
Trump's trade policy is leading to bad politics and terrible outcomes.
Trump's latest trade war maneuver will raise prices, but it's more defensible than his tariffs.
Watch two leading development economists debate at the Soho Forum.
The president's destructive attack on free trade.
The protectionist impulses of America's northern neighbor are rising to the top.
The Reason Podcast crew covers deficits, tariffs, Russians, gender, and more.
The United States has accused the victims of its tariffs of engaging in unfair and punitive measures with their retaliatory tariffs.
The late travel host changed television—and my life.
Global prosperity and government bureaucracy both play a role.
Prices for steel, washing machines, and lumber spiked after Trump imposed tariffs on them. This time it will be different, right?
Extending the justification would allow government intervention into just about anything.
Via trade and immigration restrictions, the president is completing the GOP's conversion to the party of economic micro-management.
After oral arguments last year, Stephanie Slade correctly observed that "justices might have found a sort of get-out-of-jail-free card." Also on the Reason Podcast: Bill Clinton, Roseanne, Samantha Bee, Kim Kardashian, and maybe the worst celebrity of the week, Larry Kudlow.
Trump's trade policies are supported by a majority of GOP voters, who used to oppose this sort of corporate welfare under Obama. Partisanship rules all.
Tariffs and import restrictions are the equivalent of putting sanctions on your own country.
The Donald is more like The Gipper on trade policy than you think. And not in a good way.