Randall G. Holcombe
| Thursday July 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT
We’re not talking about the World Cup here, but Russia’s challenge to Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs.
Carl P. Close
| Thursday June 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT
Whatever his latest rhetoric, Trump has helped show that—just as economists feared—the idiocy of trade protectionism is contagious.
| Monday September 25, 2017 at 1:23 PM PDT
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...Read More »
| Saturday August 19, 2017 at 6:56 PM PDT
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...Read More »
Abigail R. Hall Blanco
| Tuesday December 23, 2014 at 4:59 AM PST
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:...Read More »
| Sunday February 20, 2011 at 7:15 PM PST
On this President’s Day weekend, let us commemorate the record of the best president in U.S. history: John Tyler. A random poll of Americans would draw mostly puzzled looks at the name, but according to Independent Institute Senior Fellow Ivan Eland, in his 2009 ranking of the presidents, Recarving Rushmore, this 10th U.S. president...Read More »