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The Rise of American Protectionism

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 14, 2016

Regulations and unions are why jobs are leaving America—not free trade. 

Analysis and Commentary

David Autor On Trade, China, And U.S. Labor Markets

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 14, 2016

David Autor of MIT talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the fundamentals of trade and his research on the impact on workers and communities from trade with China.

In the News

Economy Still Sailing Uncharted Seas, Fed Officials Confess

quoting Kevin Warshvia MarketWatch
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Despite unprecedented monetary stimulus, sustainable growth is no closer.

In the News

Trade Has Trade-Offs. This Should Not Surprise Anyone

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Enterprise Institute
Friday, March 11, 2016

“There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs,” economist Thomas Sowell writes his excellent Conflict of Visions.

Interviews

Russell Roberts On To The Point (14:30)

interview with Russell Robertsvia To The Point (KCRW)
Friday, March 11, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Russell Roberts discusses free trade, protectionism, and their effect on wages and the economy.

Analysis and Commentary

Kudos To Brad DeLong

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Paul Krugman has recently written some incredibly critical things about free trade. Co-blogger Scott Sumner has responded admirably.

In the News

California Top Export Is The Middle Class

quoting Carson Brunovia Breitbart.com
Saturday, March 12, 2016

When the Hoover Institution took a close look at California’s migration patterns, they discovered that California’s middle class is leaving the state in record numbers.

Analysis and Commentary

Whatever is Abnormal Is Suspicious

by Mark Harrisonvia University of Warwick
Friday, March 11, 2016

China is investing heavily in its capacity to monitor and evaluate the attitudes and behavior of the population. On 14 June 2014 the State Council issued a Notice concerning Issuance of the Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit System. 

Analysis and Commentary

Jerry Taylor's Sleight Of Hand On Freedom Of Association

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Jerry Taylor of the Niskanen Center and John Stossel of Fox Business Network have been arguing about, among other things, freedom of association. Taylor is against it; Stossel is for it.

In the News

Merkel Risks Bruising In Crunch German Votes

quoting Josef Joffevia Reuters
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Isolated in Europe, Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a big test at home on Sunday when three German states vote in elections that risk eroding her base and undermining the migrant policy on which she has staked her legacy.

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