Tag Archive for trade

The GOP & Sugar Tariffs

I know I hit the political left pretty hard on this blog for their rampant economic ignorance and indifference. But fear not, Democrats and leftists of every stripe are not alone. The GOP is often just as bad, at times…

A Few On Olympic Unis, Trade, and Buy-Local

Including some info on the recent flap over allegedly Chinese-made Olympic uniforms. This BLH piece may be the best two-pages you read today. Locavores, Droughts, and Famines (and the Market) – Bleeding Heart Libertarians: Despite our current economic woes, we…

Is A Blockade The Ultimate In Buy-Local?

Thinking more about this post from last year. If buy-local is such a boon for the locality (whatever that may be in a given situation), why do the recipients/victims of a blockade respond to it as an act of war…

Markets In Everything: Swapping Vending Machines

Kind of a fun story, until you get to this nonsense: “Fenequito wanted to call attention to issues of overconsumption and needless waste and aimed to find a creative way to encourage trading and reusing.” Actually, it’s still a fun…

Walter Williams On Manufacturing

Walter Williams simply and concisely explains the basic economics of productivity and manufacturing. Think of this the next time you hear someone talk about our declining “manufacturing base.” Sadly, this is something that most junior-high students can understand, yet appears…

Is Ron Paul An Isolationist?

Sheldon Richman with a good column on the charge that Ron Paul is an “isolationist.” Opposing Imperialism Is Not Isolationism by Sheldon Richman: When pundits and rival politicians call Ron Paul an “isolationist,” they mislead the American people — and…

Reductio Ad Absurdum and Sleeping Bags

Using ‘reductio ad absurdum’ to shed light on the foolishness of protectionist policies. Brilliant. Shades of the great Bastiat and the Candlemakers’ Petition. Open Letter to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL): If promoting jobs in American…