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Economy

The Big Deception Behind Tariffs And Geopolitics

by Alexander Galetovic, Stephen Habervia The Hill
Sunday, November 3, 2019

China and the United States have been engaged in a 15-month-long trade war, with an end that is not in sight. As parties and candidates gear up for next year’s elections, all manner of claims are being made about the goals of the trade war and its effects. Basic tools of economics and political science can help adjudicate the merits of those claims.

Politics

The Military-Intelligence Complex

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, November 3, 2019

Many retired high-ranking military officers have gone beyond legitimately articulating why President Trump may be wrong on foreign policy, and now feel free to smear him personally or speak openly of removing their commander-in-chief from office. And the media and the bipartisan foreign-policy establishment are with them every step of the way.

Economy

Trump's Economic Policies: An Assessment, Part II

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, November 2, 2019

In Part I, I covered the “very good indeed” parts of President Donald Trump’s economic policies: the 2017 tax cut and the deregulation and slowing of new regulation. Here I turn to the “horrid:” his attacks on free trade, his hostility to immigration, and his failure to do anything to rein in federal spending. As in Part I, I wear two hats in judging him: (1) as a believer in economic freedom and (2) as an economist who cares about people’s economic wellbeing.

Politics

Area 45: Lanhee Chen: Republican Rift?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Area 45
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Lanhee Chen assesses the complicated relationship between President Trump and party regulars.

Economy

The Libertarian: Moving Left On Energy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Green energy policies at the state and federal level are starting to have an impact — in all the wrong ways.

Politics

Anatomy Of 2020: Weighing Issues, Candidates, And The State Of Our Union

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Impeachment, and then what?

Economy

Elizabeth Warren’s Flawed Approach To Trade

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is at it again. Her ill-conceived New Approach To Trade proclaims boldly as follows: As president, I won’t hand America’s leverage to big corporations to use for their own narrow purposes — I’ll use it to create and defend good American jobs, raise wages and farm income, combat climate change, lower drug prices and raise living standards worldwide. We will engage in international trade — but on our terms and only when it benefits American families.

Politics

Victor Davis Hanson On The Don Smith Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Don Smith Show
Saturday, October 26, 2019

(1:37:58) Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Case for Trump, as well as President Trump's many accomplishments.

Economy

Sanders Vs. Warren, The Revolutionary Vs. The Regulator

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Friday, October 25, 2019

Many see Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren as two peas in the liberal Democratic pod. Battling to consolidate their overlapping constituencies, they might be called left (Warren) and lefter (Sanders). But a deeper look at an earlier time in history, specifically the Progressive Era and the New Deal, reveals real and important differences in the left back then that are at play in the Sanders vs. Warren battle today.

Politics

Victor Davis Hanson On The Ricochet Podcast: Civility And Humility

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Ricochet
Friday, October 25, 2019

(42:02) Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses attacks on President Trump.

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