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Donald Trump's Speech On Trade Was Packed With Misleading Nonsense

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are proposing the most protectionist, anti-trade policies we’ve heard since the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act. Trump recently delivered a speech intended to demonstrate his grasp of trade policy, so it’s worth fact-checking some of his comments.


Trade Is Good and Normal

Free trade between people who specialize in different things is the natural state of affairs. Trade agreements provide the rules and remedies should one party try to take advantage of the other. We thought these things were obvious, but apparently not.


How Both Presidential Candidates Could Shorten Your Life


After Britain, Could Texas Secede Next?


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The Supreme Court Just Slapped Down Obama's Immigration Power Grab

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July 12, 2016

Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy

The Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Institute for Policy Innovation host a lunch and book signing celebrating the release of Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy.  In their new book, experts Stephen Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White expose a shocking campaign of misinformation about global warming and reveal startling facts about the profound human value of abundant, concentrated, and versatile energy.                                           

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Matthews On SC Executive Amnesty Slapdown, Replacing Obamacare

Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the recent Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action and President Obama's executive amnesty, as well as the Republican outline to repeal and replace Obamacare.  

The Moral and Logical Vacuity of the Anti-Patent Crowd

In which Priti and I-MAK embarrass themselves.

Needed: Global Sugar Trade Liberalization, not Just a "Shakeup"

The "Sugar Industry Shakeup" described in a recent WSJ article will certainly change the global sugar industry, but true trade liberalization through a global agreement is the long term solution.

Venture Capitalists and Copyright: Smug Alert!

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Puerto Rico: A History of Economic Problems

Puerto Rico's financial crisis and impending bankruptcy is at the forefront of policy news. This 2003 paper from IPI accurately forecasted economic problems for the territory and suggested a number of pro-growth economic reforms, which should still be implemented as part of the debt solution.


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