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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
"He's going to be a one-term president, plain and simple."
It doesn't matter if those to whom you sell goods or labor are not the same as those from whom you buy these things. The same goes for America.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's "nervous" about getting into a global trade war. Here's what he could do to prevent one.
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"We are not in a trade war with China," President Trump tweeted this morning.
Trade wars are always costly.
Even Larry Kudlow is calling Trump's tariffs a "growth action."