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Why Trump’s Protectionism Is Futile

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, June 1, 2018

[Subscription Required] The president is wrong to attribute industrial decline to foreign competition, and the rising dollar is likely to cause the trade deficit to rise.

Henderson On BBC On Trade War

by David R. Henderson
Sunday, June 3, 2018

I got a text from BBC late Saturday afternoon asking me if they could interview me for an early Sunday morning (London time) segment on Trump's tariffs and the possibility of a trade war. They recorded it and, I believe, used about 75% of what I said.

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The Trump Jobs Machine Is Roaring

quoting Edward Paul Lazearvia The Weekly Standard
Saturday, June 2, 2018

The great American job-creating machine, already in high gear, picked up in May, when the economy added 223,000 jobs—over 50,000 more than experts had predicted.


Santelli Exchange: Ed Lazear On The Jobs Report

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, June 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses wages, the employment-population ratio, the labor force participation rate, and the economy.

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The Libertarian: Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, And The Supreme Court

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, June 1, 2018

Justice Gorsuch makes a dent in the Court’s misguided labor jurisprudence.

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Area 45: Anticipating Global Insecurity With Amy Zegart

interview with Amy Zegartvia Area 45
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Lessons learned in keeping cargo planes moving, hotel guests protected – and possibly coffee customers better served. 

Analysis and Commentary

Douglas Irwin On Trump's Views On Trade

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

On Monday I attended an outstanding talk at the Hoover Institution given by Dartmouth University economics professor Doug Irwin. He hit some highlights of his recent book, Clashing Over Commerce: A History of U.S. Trade Policy, and also talked at some length about President Trump's views on trade. Although Doug was, not surprisingly, critical of Trump, he didn't take any cheap shots. Rather, he, using PowerPoint, showed statements that Trump had made about trade and showed why they didn't make sense

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Easynomics: Competition And Competitors In The Flipkart Story

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Economic Times (India)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Walmart is buying Flipkart. But that is old news by now. 


Hoover Institution Event: Will Protection Make America Great? Trump And US Trade Policy With Doug Irwin

Monday, May 21, 2018
Hauck Auditorium, David and Joan Traitel Building at the Hoover Institution

The Hoover Institution hosts "Will Protection Make America Great? Trump and US Trade Policy with Doug Irwin" on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 2:15pm - 3:45pm PST.

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Tom Saler: Trade Imbalance Isn't As Simple As One Country’s Gain Being Another’s Loss

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia Journal Sentinel
Friday, May 18, 2018

In less than two weeks, the Trump administration is set to fire the opening salvo in a trade war with the European Union, an economic bloc whose purchases of U.S. goods and services support an estimated 2.6 million American jobs. But when a president rails against a supposed problem, you might expect him to at least be able to understand its component parts.


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