Why is government mad? The kids were sent by cops to entrap him into selling them the beer.Read More →
Those looking for an inspiring story of entrepreneurship won’t find one in The Founder, the new biopic depicting Ray Kroc’s dogged pursuit of building the McDonald’s Corp into an iconic brand and food-industry juggernaut. According to the screenwriter and story told on the big screen, little joy comes from the Golden Arches as Kroc…
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If you haven’t heard yet, Betsy DeVos will be President Trump’s Education Secretary after all.
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and, yes, Reason’s own Nick Gillespie, in “From Millennial To Man.”Read More →
Republican control of Congress and the White House means GOP lawmakers have a “once in a generation” opportunity to pass legislation to cut federal regulatory authority, according to the nation’s leading business group.
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Claiming that President Donald Trump is leading the United States to an authoritarian state where all forms of dissent are criminalized, liberal groups are urging supporters to “make America ungovernable.”Read More →
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The Trump era reveals not all free traders like all free trade deals. Trump’s unusual fusionism has put anti-WTO libertarians on the spot.
Matt Welch writes in the March issue of Reason:
Donald Trump campaigned more vigorously for tariffs and against trade agreements than any major-party nominee, Democrat or Republican, since at least World War II. In setting his sights on the postwar trading order, the 45th president is being bolstered by an unusual bloc of supporters: free traders against trade agreements.
During the campaign, Trump called the North American Free Trade Agreement “one of the worst economic deals ever made by our country.” In early December, the president-elect promised “retribution,” including a “tax on our soon to be strong border of 35%,” directed at “any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the U.S.” Rep. Justin Amash (R–Mich.), arguably one of the two most libertarian members of Congress, reacted as you might expect: with a cutting tweet. “This would be a 35% tax on all Americans—a tax that especially hurts low-income families,” he wrote on the platform. “Maybe the slogan should be #MakeAmericaVenezuela.”
But that second congressional libertarian, Rep. Thomas Massie (R–Ky.), reacted quite differently. “Bilateral trade agreements are a wonderful thing,” Massie tweeted at me, after I criticized the new GOP positioning on tariffs. “Global government, not so much.”
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