The Trump years were more than infuriating on trade matters—they were destructive.
Virginia Postrel's new book explores economics, politics, and technology through textiles.
When it comes to limiting the size and scope of government and protecting individual liberties, America's 45th president has been actively malign.
Protectionism is now infecting the GOP to a degree that may be difficult to eradicate when the Trump era ends.
The Trump Administration Wants To Subsidize Domestic Drug Manufacturing. The First Contract Looks Like a $350 Million Grift.
A member of the five-month-old company's board has been touting bogus stats about America's supposed dependency on Chinese-made drugs.
Dairy industry-endorsed regulations required skim milk to be labeled as “imitation” if it hadn’t been enriched with added vitamins.
The COVID-19 crisis has resuscitated some seriously bad ideas.
Government wants to force social media platforms to accept a “duty of care” to protect users from whatever they deem harmful.
The Tariff Man doubles down on bad economics.
A new study shows that tariffs and other anti-trade policies actually benefit executives far more than the average worker.
The Jones Act isn't saving American shipbuilders, but it's driving up prices for Americans.
Dump intrusive trade policies to give a real boost to consumers and entrepreneurs.
Elizabeth Warren's Pitch for 'Economic Patriotism' Is Full of Intellectual Dishonesty and Economic Fallacies
Warren needs to take a lesson from Leonard Read's "I, Pencil."
This Steelmaker Looked Like a Winner in the Trade War. Now It's Suing the Commerce Department Over Tariffs.
Protectionism fails, even for those who were supposed to benefit.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Can't Stay Awake During Meetings. Does That Mean It's Time to Put His Whole Crony Capitalist Department to Rest?
The Commerce Department is a major dispenser of corporate welfare.
Castle Danger Brewing is the latest of the state's craft breweries to be victimized by a law that forbids all but the smallest operations from selling growlers on location.
Restaurateurs get protection from small competitors. It’s the citizens who lose out on delicious food choices.
The federal law protecting the shipping industry from competition strikes again.
Protectionist policies produce negative results.
Does the US Constitution Offer Stronger Protection Against Right-Wing Populism than Left-Wing Populism?
Legal scholar John McGinnis argues the answer is "yes." But the issue is a far closer one than he suggests.
The Utah senator wants a world where "Alaskans, Hawaiians, and Puerto Ricans aren't forced to pay higher prices for imported goods."
Gov. Cuomo throws his support behind a ban on home cultivation, possibly on behalf of already entrenched pot groups.
Big publishers want new sources of revenue. But trying to force license fees for linking will backfire.
Tennessee alcohol merchants are asking the Supreme Court to uphold an absurd residency requirement that shields them from competition.
In a case SCOTUS will hear next month, victims of Tennessee's protectionism argue that it flouts the 14th Amendment as well as the Commerce Clause.
Trump is wrong about tariffs and so was Alex Hamilton.
American Aluminum Manufacturer Seeks Relief From Tariffs Meant to Help American Aluminum Manufacturers
Alcoa says it needs protection from protectionism. That should be a lesson for the administration.
Cherry growers get hit with steep tariffs right in the middle of their harvest season.
In 18th century France, wearing the wrong fabric could get you in big trouble.
Protectionism takes many forms, but it always leads to the same end: fewer choices for consumers
The Donald is more like The Gipper on trade policy than you think. And not in a good way.
More than 1,000 economists (including Nobel Prize winners) have penned an open letter to the White House, warning not to repeat mistakes of the past.
But working-class identity politics threaten to ruin everything.
Tariffs are an unnecessary step that will hurt American manufacturers and increase prices on a wide range of products, from cars to beer cans.
Meanwhile, tariffs pile up on products that lots of Americans actually buy.
The administration pushes harsh protectionist measures at the Montreal NAFTA talks.