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  • Monthly Archives: March 2008

    Ma Wins Big in Taiwan

    The Heritage Foundation’s Distinguished Fellow in China Policy Ambassador Harvey Feldman is in Taipei and has filed some great commentary on Ma Ying-jeou’s victory over Frank Hsieh Chang-ting, including: Although Ma has said he holds out hope of an ultimate unification of Taiwan with China, it can come only many … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Today’s Free Trade Fact of the Day comes from International Policy Network director Alec van Gelder and IPN enviroment program head Caroline Boin. They write: The World Bank estimates that global free trade in all goods would add $287bn to world income each year, half of that going to poor … More

    What Is Keith Olbermann?

    Keith Olbermann loves to compare himself to his idol, Edward R. Murrow and has even presumptuously appropriated Murrow’s famed sign off, “Good night and good luck,” to end each of his broadcasts. Murrow must have rolled over in his grave after being associated with Olbermann’s March 20th ‘Countdown’ show. Olbermann … More

    Morning Bell: How Congress Can Help Finish Off the FARC

    When Congress returns from spring break March 31, President Bush is likely to send the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement to Capitol Hill, triggering an up or down vote on the deal within 90 days. If Congress can put aside its fealty to Big Labor, then the trade deal will easily … More

    Facts and Specifics Will Save U.S. from Disatrous Global Warming Policies

    Americans often tell pollsters they want to see the government “do something” about global warming and then Congress draws up costly new proposals that would seriously impede economic growth in the US. When Americans are asked what costs they are willing to bear, and for what actual benefit for the … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    With politicians invoking the Great Depression to justify more government intervention in the market place, it is important to look back and remember what policies helped really helped usher in the worst decade for the US economy ever. Amity Shlaes writes at Bloomberg: Hoover knew free trade was beneficial. But … More

    The Corporate Tax Code Is Too Complicated and Burdensome ... So Let's Make It Even More Complicated!

    The USA Today has a front page story promoting plans by Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to end “a tax break they say encourages employers to ship American jobs abroad.” USA Today reports: “The Democrats, saying the United States has overlooked the costs to working Americans in … More

    Morning Bell: Don't Make the Markets Worse

    The campaign to turn the current economic turmoil into justifications for new invasive federal government intervention in the marketplace is in full swing. The Hill reports, “After Bear Stearns bailout, Dems renew push to help homeowners,” and E.J. Dionne comments: “Never do I want to hear again from my conservative … More

    A Quick Quiz for Our Environmentalist Friends

    Today The Washington Post reports on the U.S.’s booming coal export industry which has freight cars in Appalachia brimming with coal set for the long journey to energy starved countries like China and India. The Post notes: In the United States, it is getting harder to license and borrow money … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    So far our Free Trade Fact of the Days have been limited to discussion’s of Ohio in particular, our nation as a whole, Colombia, and Canada. But other states would also face economic ruin if liberal presidential candidates are allowed to follow through on their protectionist promises. D. Dowd Muska … More