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What Kudlow Appointment Means for Trade and Economic Growth

by Bryan Riley / /

If nothing else, the presence of Kudlow will prevent Trump from being surrounded by yes-men on trade. With any luck, Kudlow will even save Trump--and Americans--from misguided trade policies in the future.
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Ronald Reagan on Free Trade vs. Protectionism

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Part of the difficulty in accepting the good news about trade is in our words. We too often talk about trade while using the vocabulary of war. In war, for one side to win, the other must lose. But commerce is not warfare. Trade is an economic alliance th
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23 Reasons President Trump Should Rethink Steel/Aluminum Tariffs

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New trade taxes would run counter to President Trump's efforts to attract new job-creating investment in the United States. Historically, restrictions on inputs like steel for appliance makers and sugar for candy manufacturers have caused U.S. companies t
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A Lesson in Crony Capitalism from U.S. Steelmakers

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These crony capitalists want President Trump to pick winners in the economy--steelmakers being the winners, with steel-using industries like carmakers and appliance manufacturers as the losers. Specifically, they want President Trump to impose costly new
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Elizabeth Warren Is Wrong: NAFTA Should Protect Americans’ Rights

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Just as the U.S. Constitution protects Americans from unlawful seizures of property by our government, our trade agreements should prohibit foreign governments from confiscating Americans' property without providing compensation.
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