Tag: international trade
Do Migrants Drain Wealth from America When They Send Money Home?

The reason it seems as if sending dollars out of the U.S. makes America poorer is that we individually consider cash as part of our wealth holdings.

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 Return of Protectionism

There are different ways to gauge the rise of protectionism. An obvious one is to count, as Global Trade Alert does, the number of measures adopted by various countries affecting competition from outside. Some 4,000 new barriers to trade have been adopted worldwide since 2008. Another way is to look at the trend in...
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The Anachronistic 1979 Oil Export Ban

Political pressure is building to repeal the 1979 ban on U.S. exports of crude oil to the rest of the world. I blogged on that issue recently in Inside Sources, which was picked up by Orangeburg, South Carolina’s Times and Democrat. Other blogs on that policy issue are forthcoming. Several reasons for lifting the...
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Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa Interviewed at Pepperdine University

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa was interviewed at Pepperdine University. [audio:2010_11_29_llosa_pepperdine.mp3] Download mp3 file. Also, please see the following books from him: Liberty for Latin America: How to Undo Five Hundred Years of State Oppression The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty Lessons from the Poor: Triumph of the Entrepreneurial...
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