Tag Archives: Protectionism

Merry Christmas, even to protectionists

Dear Jason:

Assuming you are real (I’m guessing not), I wish you a Merry Christmas, even though your economic views are about as old and debunked as Santa himself.


P.S.- Nikhil, bringing back Christopher Hitchens would be awesome.


h/t reddit

This is Rich…

Jee whiz! One might think Chuck Schumer sounds much like a Republican. Despite calling for tariffs on numerous occasions in the past, Schumer is right in this instance that tariffs are bad policy. However, we have put tariffs on Canadian products — like timber. The U.S., Schumer in particular, needs to look in the mirror.

Maybe Chuck Schumer should work at eliminating taxes that hurt New York wineries here in the U.S. —  where he has a powerful vote on the Finance Committee. He has the power to repeal/reduce the taxes he’s voted for in the past few years that, no doubt, hurt wineries just the same as Canadian tariffs do.

Canada has no incentive to listen to Schumer, especially since the U.S. has pursued protectionist policies — including most recently a ban on Canadian companies bidding on certain federal infrastructure projects in the United States.

If Schumer really wants to help Canadian wineries, he’ll drop the protectionist two-step racket and favor free markets. That is the best way to get Canada to drop its tariffs. 

Monday Links

the majestic

Reason: Destroying Latin America: Journalist Mary O’Grady on Populism, Protectionism, and ProhibitionA Bribery Ban Backfires

WSJ: Microsoft to Invest in Barnes & Noble’s Nook

DCist: Obama Makes Romney Jokes, Kimmel Makes Fat Jokes At White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Hayek: The Spencer Myth | No option?

To see the op-ed about stupid Harvard undergrads, click here.

Goldberg: Top five cliches that liberals use to avoid real arguments

AdAge: Freelancers’ Stock Rises on Madison Avenue

Weekly Standard: Obama campaign takes on Tea Party

HotAir: Twitter eats itself?

Deadspin: Dear Abby: Cleveland Sports Have Created An 8-Year-Old Psychopath

If there is a silver lining, it is this: as long as you stay in Cleveland, the kid will learn to accept losing teams. They always do.

Bloomberg: My Life in Private Equity

 Your daily moment of Zenn

The Brooklyn Nets

Washingtonian: The healthiest (and scariest) things on Chick Fil A’s menu (phase 2 of the war on Chick-Fil-A?)

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EPJ: My Speech Delivered at the New York Federal Reserve Bank by Robert Wenzel

HotAir: New source of climate warming: Wind farms

Above the Law: Kid Posts Take Home Exam Question On Message Board Looking For Answers, Finds Only Ridicule

BoingBoing: Where electricity comes from

Great Lakes Brewing Company: 18th Largest U.S. Craft Brewery

Fairfax Police Chief: Drones ‘certainly’ coming to skies over Beltway

AEI: Science and the Republican Brain

Heaton reviews the WHCAD

Yahoo: How a Former Currency Strategist Went from $150K/Year to Serving Lattes at Starbucks