Sin taxes don’t do what their advocates claim
Tim Worstall, CapX
The claim that sin taxes are anything other than regressive is economically illiterate.
Trump’s “trade war” includes punishing Africans for refusing second-hand American clothes
Abdi Latif Dahir and Yomi Kazeem, Quartz
Africa’s textile industry may be caught in the crosshairs of US president Donald Trump’s global trade war.
What If The Media Covered The War On Poverty Like It Did Vietnam?
Daniel Lee, The Federalist
Imagine if the ambiguous result in our long struggle to end poverty—like the Vietnam War, an effort in which the goal posts always seem to be moving—was shown to be as ineffective.
Tariffs Unlikely to Bring Back Many U.S. Blue-Collar Jobs, Study Finds
Eric Morath, Wall Street Journal
Protectionist trade measures may boost U.S. manufacturing output, but those factories now rely on robots and fewer, better-educated workers.