Economy & Budget

Trade-Equilibrium vs import certificates

American trade deficit is responsible for losing millions of American jobs. Many suggestions have been made for bringing it under control. These include Buffett's import certificates (ICs) model, the Simpson-Bowles' model, and my model of trade...

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No to the return of Section 936

Most of the dispositions of the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and Economic Stability Act, known as ‘PROMESA’ by its acronym, are set to become the ‘Law of the Land’ in this U.S. Territory during the next few days, and although there is vast...

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An end to Washington giveaways

If you rely solely on tweets or television ads for your political news, chances are you won’t find much that on which Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree. Listen to one of their stump speeches, however, and you might be surprised by how much...

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Why rollback competition now?

A successful American economy relies on open and free competition. Sometimes, competition get stifled and government must step in to break up monopolies and other anti-competitive schemes. 

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Why the next president needs a housing policy director

Nearly every U.S. Presidential Administration in recent history has viewed housing as a fundamental plank of its core domestic agenda for one clear reason: Access to safe, affordable housing, whether owned or rented, is critical to the economic...

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