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Will Trump do for NIMBYism what he did for trade and immigration?

August 03, 2020

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn The GOP has traditionally been the party that is more skeptical of economic regulations, including zoning restrictions. Republican states like Texas have far more lenient zoning rules than Democratic states like California. But just as Trump moved the GOP away from its traditional views on trade... Read More >>
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Everything is political in a banana republic

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Another example: Two board members have since departed. David C. Williams, the vice chairman, left in April over concerns... Read More >>

Another day, another example

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn It’s getting to the point where every single day you can find examples of the US becoming a... Read More >>

Nowcast bleg

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn I just received in my email box the latest “Nowcast” from the New York Fed. Unfortunately, I cannot... Read More >>

Banana republic watch

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Yesterday we saw Trump ask whether it might be better if the election were delayed.Today we have another... Read More >>

Robert Hetzel on Fed policy and moral hazard

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn The Mercatus Center has just published an excellent paper by Robert Hetzel entitled COVID-19 and the Fed’s Credit... Read More >>

Jonathan Turley on Trump Derangement Syndrome

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Today’s good post on the economy is over at Econlog. Here’s my bad post: Matt Yglesias directed me... Read More >>

The Democratic Party’s hard right views on marijuana

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn OK, maybe they are a bit less bad than the GOP, but this is truly inexcusable in the... Read More >>

What’s so bad about identity politics?

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Some progressive commenters were critical of my statement that I oppose identity politics. And when you read... Read More >>

The President of the Red States of America

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn All presidents are probably a bit more sympathetic to their supporters than their opponents. But I’ve never... Read More >>