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Daily Archives: September 12th, 2011

A Sane Theory of Economic Nationalism

  I HIGHLY recommend Kristor’s most recent comments on trade policy, which offer a coherent, traditionalist approach to foreign competition. To call Kristor’s views “libertarian” is grossly inaccurate. He recognizes the integrity of the community and its duty to protect members from economic harm. Since it is difficult to read his points in the current format, I have chosen a few excerpts to highlight here: Freedom […]

When Factories Are Empty

  BOB writes: The entire free trade discussion is wrong-headed. We are in a transition in manufacturing technology that will eventually eliminate almost all manufacturing jobs. Someday, working in a factory will be as common as working on a farm. The real economic question is, how do we distribute the wealth created by manufacturing if […]

The Thuggish Serena Williams

  DIANA writes: Sometimes I feel as if I am living in a country that’s been hijacked. Pretty much everything has become “365 black.” This has happened even to tennis. I watched the women’s final of the U.S. Open yesterday because I was certain Serena Williams would lose – and she did! I am not […]