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On Monday of this week, I participated in the inaugural event of the Daniel Hannan’s London-based Institute for Free Trade that celebrated the 200th anniversary of the theory of comparative advantage.
It is hard to imagine that our national descent into political contempt could get any worse than it did this week. At some point we have to pull up out of this downward — before it’s too late.
It is premature to claim that the Trump Administration’s executive order on healthcare will lead to an unraveling of the ACA exchanges.
I recently had the chance to chat with National History Teacher of the Year Sara Ziemnik about her thoughts on teaching, and how one nurtures open and respectful debate in an era of polarization and general nastiness.
What lessons can be drawn from the experiences of European countries in the year since the EU’s net neutrality law came into force?
Republicans have not been successful at replacing Obamacare, but they are not ready for a complete surrender. That’s why they are unlikely to go along with a deal that shores up Obamacare while doing nothing to move it in the direction they want.
President Trump is criticized, often justly, for misstatements of facts and failure to understand the details of public policy. But in two of his most recent controversial actions, he has taken stands upholding the rule of law and undoing the lawless behavior of his most recent predecessor.
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Former Secretary of State George Schultz and a Mexican colleague pointed out the NAFTA had “transformed North America into a global powerhouse.” The NAFTA trade agenda of the Trump administration undermines the foundations of that powerhouse.
When it comes to taxation, Prime Minister Modi has doubled down on his predecessor’s worst instincts. The BJP, long India’s party of business, has morphed into its party of bureaucracy.
A failure to distinguish between the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could be a very costly mistake for the United States and the world economy.
If ever there were an economic activity that met the definition of interstate commerce, however, it is the internet. As the internet’s importance and complexity spreads, having a myriad of state laws governing the internet would be confusing at best, but more likely debilitating.
In a time when poor Americans are often viewed as burdensome and unnecessary, we must restore a moral consensus around the equal dignity of all people.
Many who are advocating the policy that the US should “recognize” North Korea as a nuclear state don’t seem to be thinking through its military requirements and possible regional consequences.
The big guys have long pointed to Ex-Im’s small customers in order to defend the agency. The numbers and the first-hand accounts from these salesmen suggest that hundreds of these small business “customers” were little more than a window dressing for a beleaguered federal agency.
Given our poisonous political atmosphere, many will view even a sane and necessary reform as illegitimate. In their zeal to oppose all things Trump, liberal political leaders and college administrators may abandon a generation of students to what DeVos rightly called a “failed system.”
Despite being engaged in combat in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, American troops are more likely to die in peacetime incidents than active hostilities — especially if they are sailors or marines. This points to the real issues in readiness plaguing the United States Military.
Standard police training — to issue commands, and when they are not followed, to push harder and more aggressively — may work in other circumstances, but is exactly wrong for situations involving people with mental illnesses or developmental disorders.
The problem with the progressive approach to poverty is that it denies the importance of culture and character to household prosperity—especially when it comes to marriage. Until the Left faces up to these hard truths, its fight to end poverty in America is unserious.
With less than two weeks before leaving office, the Obama administration cut the FHA mortgage insurance premium. Only hours after the inauguration, the Trump administration indefinitely suspended the premium cut. Why this flurry of activity?