Tagged: protectionism

Larry Kudlow on Selling One’s Mind for a Job

What would you do to please your boss? Would you work some extra hours without pay? Put up with a little unfair criticism? Take the blame for some of his mistakes? How about rejecting your whole professional legacy, contradicting the principles of your trade, spouting overt lies or obfuscating sophistries to protect your boss’s honor at the expense of your own? If you...

Trump’s Version of “Shovel-ready jobs”

Donald Trump, fresh off saving America from affordable Korean washing machines, signing onto tax cuts with massive spending increases, promising the biggest infrastructure spending initiative in American history, negotiating the Republican Party into being the world’s most aggressive voice for citizenship for illegal aliens, and “killing” ObamaCare by saving it, is back to threatening tariffs, this time to “save” steel workers. By saving...

Trump Sends American Consumers Down the Drain

And so it begins. Donald Trump, President of history’s foremost living argument for the practical benefits of economic liberty and international free trade, has slapped massive tariffs on imported washing machines, apparently in direct response to demands from the U.S. manufacturer, Whirlpool. If that sounds exactly like crony capitalism to you, then your ears are working well. Why should anyone be surprised? During...