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Can’t Stop / Won’t Stop (2) David M. Hale

| Mar 11, 2022

“We all know about globalization. And we all have our own opinions of this historic trend that continues to bring nations, economies, and communities around the world closer together. Like death and taxes, in Ronald Reagan’s famous words, some things are unavoidable. We might add globalization to that list.”

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Is Washington the Next Detroit?

Oren Cass | Apr 22, 2022 |

Our latest Compass Point is by James M. Roberts, long-time research fellow at the Heritage Foundation and co-editor of their Index of Economic Freedom, reflecting on his experience in the conservative establishment and the perils of a political movement running on autopilot. “Conservatives are fond of warning that a government program, once established, never dies,” […]

Why the Economists Are Losing

Oren Cass | Apr 06, 2022 |

The rebuttal delivered by Jon Lovitz’s Michael Dukakis, in his debate with Dana Carvey’s George H. W. Bush, is one of Saturday Night Live’s most famous political punchlines: “I can’t believe I’m losing to this guy.” The New York City audience went nuts—neither could they believe Dukakis was losing to Bush. But, of course, the […]