Economy

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Uber’s Allies

Conservatives should celebrate the company, but also ask some hard questions.

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Social Security: Gut or Expand It?

Both left and right fail to offer a realistic way forward.

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Don’t Surrender to the Robots

Should we fight automation’s challenge to employment?

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The Immigration Band-Aid

How politicians ignore the problem of low-skill natives abandoning work.

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The Pentagon’s War on Accountability

The Department of Defense may never pass an audit—and that’s by design.

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Free Trade vs. the Republican Party

The Party of Lincoln historically stood for tariffs and economic nationalism.

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An Awful Poll on E-Cigarettes

What does it mean to treat them “the same” as regular cigarettes?

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The FDA’s War on E-Cigarettes

The agency’s new rule could help Big Tobacco while harming those addicted to nicotine.

Brexit and the Lessons of American Federalism

The British people must decide whether the risk of Leviathan outweighs the benefits of centralization.

Organic Before It Was Cool

A book about the farmers who have “stayed in, and stayed small”

Trump’s Trade Deficits

Six ways Washington handicaps U.S. exporters

The Perils of Innovation

The work of conserving is just as valuable as that of creating

Warren Buffett’s Double Standard

How even folksy progressive billionaires use the tax system to their advantage

Distributism Is the Future

G.K. Chesterton’s answer to crony capitalism? Try Uber.

The Blue State Model

How Democrats created a “liberalism of the rich”

When Will the GOP Defend Economic Patriotism?

Free-trade globalism has enriched China—and Wall Street—at the American worker’s expense.