By Jeffrey A. Tucker For years now, competent commentators have tried to explain that tariffs do no one any good (on net). They are taxes. They increase business costs. They force businesses to cough up to the government for no particular reason. They don’t work to open economies. They sow seeds of distrust. They invite retaliation thus ruining export markets in addition to … [Read more...] about Is It Obvious Yet That Tariffs Injure Americans?
By Jeffrey A. Tucker This is a remarkable story of how the best-laid plans produced results that no one anticipated, with profound consequences for the Democratic Party. For many viewers in television land, the spectacle has been bizarre. The 20 or so contenders for the Democratic nomination have not only become outlandishly left-wing (“Left vs. Crazy Left,” as Kimberley … [Read more...] about The Hidden Reason the Primary Debates Seem Extra Crazy This Year
By Jeffrey A. Tucker I’m listening to politicians hock their wares these days. The same ideas keep reappearing. Put them in charge and health care will be free. College education will be free. All life essentials will be free. Jobs will fall like manna from heaven. There will be a guaranteed income. Retirement will be secure. You get the impression of government as some … [Read more...] about Nothing Is More Expensive Than a Free Government Service
The marketplace is commonly described as brutish, greed-based, cutthroat, or unrelentingly exploitative. The Market Loves You; Why You Love It Back – Jeffrey Tucker’s latest collection of evocative observations of everyday products, services, and life in the market – rejects this characterization. He argues that benevolence characterizes trading relationships, entrepreneurship, … [Read more...] about The Market Loves You; Why You Should Love It Back
By Jeffrey A. Tucker The market capitalization of crypto is 300% higher now than it was two years ago this date. Among the biggest changes from two years ago is Bitcoin (BTC) dominance over the sector, down from 85% (January 2017) to circling around 50% today. This change is mostly traceable to the rise of specialized tokens filling various market needs, something very few … [Read more...] about Did You Write Your Bitcoin Obituary In Time?