by | Jul 11, 2019

It has always puzzled me that anyone would believe that protecting the U.S. market with tariffs is a good idea. Yes, U.S. consumers might increase their demand for domestic goods because duties on imported foreign goods make them relatively more…

by | Apr 3, 2018

When commenting on Gary Cohn’s resignation as his chief economic advisor, President Trump said that Cohn was a great guy, but a “globalist.” So what is a “globalist”? Among Trump and many of his supporters, it seems to be disparaging…

by | Aug 29, 2017

President Trump’s Commerce Department is considering whether to impose restrictions on foreign imports of steel. Such a weighty decision will affect the economic conditions of millions of Americans, so one would hope that the administration is relying on input from…

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