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July 10, 2018

Are Most NATO Members Defense-Deadbeats?


President Trump says several NATO countries aren't meeting their financial obligations; he has a point.

July 3, 2018

Blame Government, Not Technology, for High Unemployment


Technology does eliminate some jobs, but on balance creates more than it destroys. Just look at the most technologically advanced countries, where unemployment is at near-historic lows.

June 26, 2018

Here Comes Trump's Steel Tariffs-Induced Crony Capitalism


We predicted that if Trump's trade war took off it would lead to crony capitalism. Now companies are understandably lining up for tariff exemptions, and you know money and favors are changing hands.

June 18, 2018

Democrats Are Supporting Yet Another Failed Socialist Policy


Democrats are gearing up to support a universal basic income plan because good intentions are more important than proposing policies that actually work.

June 12, 2018

Just Say No to Russia Joining the G-7


President Trump has suggested allowing Russia to rejoin the G-7, a bad idea since Russia is not a major, like-minded developed economy.

June 5, 2018

Other Countries Impose Higher Tariffs; How Should the U.S. Respond?


President Trump complains that our major trading partners impose more and higher tariffs than the U.S., and a WTO assessment implies he's correct. So what's the appropriate response?

May 29, 2018

Why States Cannot Implement a Single-Payer Health Care System


California is once again pushing for a state-based, single-payer health care system. The problem is that it is practically impossible for a state to cover all of its citizens.

May 22, 2018

Vermont's Prescription for Failure


If Vermont's drug importation scheme implies it doesn't care about the health and safety of its citizens, then let's hope the FDA and Department of Justice do.

May 15, 2018

'Fake News' Also Happens When the Media Ignore Important Findings


A recent study found no indication that fracking contaminates groundwater? Didn't hear about it? That's the problem.

May 8, 2018

The Best Job Training Is On-the-Job Training


Republicans should be careful about job-training allowances in their "workfare" proposals because people will use that as a ruse to avoid work. Rather, employers will provide all the job training low-skilled workers need.

 

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