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by | Aug 16, 2022

That “Inflation Reduction Act” the Democrats passed a week ago on Capitol Hill is best known, at this point, for its most brazen horror — which is of course the 87,000 IRS agents it will inflict on the American people….

by | Aug 14, 2022

The federal government continues to place harmful burdens on the American economy: tariffs, deficit spending, regulation, and excessive money supply, which is the primary cause of inflation. Inflation is the worst possible burden for members of the lower and middle…

by | Jul 21, 2022

Maybe D.C. lawmakers don’t actually care about gasoline prices at all, or maybe the slight easing of prices at the pump in the past two weeks is causing panic among the climate hysteriocrats. Whatever it is, the president hints at…

by | May 5, 2022

Politicians, the Federal Reserve, and Fed and administration apologists like to claim that the inflation we face is caused by supply constraints. This claim goes against the facts on the ground. According to the World Trade Organization, even though there…

by | Jan 13, 2022

Sound money is the goal of all citizens and free-market economists which is constantly undermined by the federal government and the Federal Reserve.  As the French economist Frédéric Bastiat said in 1848, “Once false money (under whatever form it may…

by | Jan 12, 2022

“The most dangerous pronoun discourse has nothing to do with gender identity. It’s the undefined ‘we’ in public policy debates that’s the problem.” These are the words of Richard Morrison, a research fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Morrison identified…

by | Oct 13, 2021

The United States is known as the land of the free, but it has become a place where the government decides whom we are allowed to buy from and sell to. For instance, when denied the freedom to trade without…

by | Aug 2, 2021

Former President Donald Trump’s 25 percent tariff on imported steel was intended to protect the U.S. steel industry. But the tariff, which Trump implemented in 2018 and President Joe Biden has kept, has instead crippled American steel consumers by creating…

by | Jul 19, 2021

The New York Times reported Monday that Democrats intend to include a carbon border tax in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill that is linked to the sweeping infrastructure package chugging toward completion. With its advantages in both chambers of…

by | Dec 10, 2020

With President Donald Trump soon departing Washington, now is a great time to assess his protectionist trade policies. From tariffs to his hectic bullying of other governments to renegotiate trade agreements to his support for American export subsidies, the Trump…

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