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    Trump’s Tariffs: Putting American Consumers Last, Foreign Consumers First

    Roy Cordato takes issue with President Trump’s protectionist tariffs. Who will pay? There are several ways, direct and indirect, that American consumers will pay this tax. The first is the most obvious and direct.  Like any excise tax, regardless of who legally is responsible for paying it, the result…
    Donna Martinez, January 26, 2018
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    By Law, You Can’t Pump Your Own Gas

    The folks at Reason bring us an update on laws in Oregon and New Jersey that prohibit drivers from pumping their own gas. It’s all part of the misguided effort to “save” the jobs of gas station attendants. As of Jan. 1, lawmakers in Oregon loosened the state’s strings,…
    Donna Martinez, January 4, 2018
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    Fight the Myth of Fair Trade

    As Barron’s editorial page editor Thomas Donlan notes in his March 6 editorial: “Fair trade” is never fair, because it always means that the deadening thumb of government has to adjust the scales of commerce in favor of domestic businesses that can’t succeed any other way.
    Kory Swanson, March 16, 2017