Tag: tariffs
Tariffs Remove Options and Necessarily Reduce Economic Well-Being

You simply can’t make people better off by removing options from them.

Government Obstructions on Importation and Immigration Are Parallel Forms of Plunder

Two cases of government obstructions at the border.

The Truth about Turkey

Mounting debt and rising inflation are driving Turkey’s financial crisis.

The Delusion of a Win-Win Trade War

The only way to win a trade war is not to fight one.

Two-way Trade in the “Same” Commodity

Government interference neglects the nuance of trade.

I Hope Russia Wins

We’re not talking about the World Cup here, but Russia’s challenge to Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs.

Trade Wars Put Prosperity in the Cross Hairs

Whatever his latest rhetoric, Trump has helped show that—just as economists feared—the idiocy of trade protectionism is contagious.

The EU’s Thousands of Senseless Tariffs Simply Serve to Punish the Poor

My report A Trade Policy for a Brexited Britain, published by the Institute of Economic Affairs last month, had a short section on EU tariffs. I gave the example of how in October last year EU tariffs on orange imports were quintupled from 3.2 percent to 16 percent. This example has been challenged by...
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A Unilateral Free Trade Policy Would Be Hugely Beneficial for Brexit Britain

My new monograph, A Trade Policy for a Brexited Britain, was published on Friday by the Institute of Economic Affairs. Here is a brief synopsis: Adam Smith once observed that “Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to only so far...
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I Can’t Believe There’s No Butter! Bad Trade Policy Burns Christmas Bakers

I love to cook. From my great grandmother’s recipe for fried chicken (fried in lard, of course) to my mom’s recipe for Kentucky burgoo (think stew), there are a few kitchen staples this cook can’t do without. The star of many southern recipes is butter. Perhaps famous southern cook Paula Deen put it best:...
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