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Donald Boudreaux

21 November 2017 Mr. Harrison Cline Mr. Cline: Thanks for your e-mail. You support Pres. Trump’s protectionist policies because of your “lifelong allegiance to free markets and limited Government.” Your confidence in free markets leads you to conclude that the U.S. government…

21 November 2017 Mr. Kevin Kearns U.S. Business & Industry Council Mr. Kearns: Your recently updated essay, “Trump Must Confront Massive Institutional Free-Trade Bias in Order to Balance Trade, Create Jobs” (Huffington Post, Nov. 12) is a very poor performance….

On this EconLog post by David Henderson, commenter David Cantor wrote: “There is a further consequence to these very high prices. Matching supply and demand through high prices also means that scarce resources are preferentially allocated to the well-off. I…

Several years ago Uncle Sam declared Jones, a man in his mid-40s, to be uniquely entitled to retire immediately at double his real annual income of $100,000 for life. Jones took Uncle Sam up on this offer. Each and every…

Here’s a letter to a relatively new Cafe Hayek patron: Mr. Javier Durand Mr. Durand: You ask why I oppose “trade protection for US firms who compete with subsidized foreign firms.” Good question.  Here’s a three-part answer. First, subsidized foreign…

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