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Archive for March, 2016

  • The Great Bipartisan War on Free Trade

    Like most economists, I am strongly inclined toward free trade. I cringe to see the way free trade is under attack, from both parties, during this primary season. The two populist candidates are the worst offenders. Bernie Sanders, whom I support on many other issues [1] [2] [3], goes off the rails when it comes […]

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  • Sanders is Right, the US Needs a Healthcare System More Like Those in Europe

    An updated version of this post is available here. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has reopened the healthcare debate by urging America to adopt a system more like that of other wealthy countries. “The United States is the only major country on earth that doesn’t guarantee health care to all people,” he says, “And we end […]

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