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  • United Nations: U.S. Should Get More Bang for Its Buck

    Shouldn’t American foreign aid be aimed at nations that promote and support the initiatives and priorities of the United States in the United Nations? This is the focus of The Heritage Foundation’s recent Issue Brief titled “U.N. General Assembly: Foreign Aid Recipients Vote Against the U.S.” As authors Brett Schaefer … More

    Be Mine: Sugar Industry Should Welcome Free Trade

    Valentine’s Day is synonymous with roses, chocolate, and those wonderfully sweet heart-shaped sugar candies. What isn’t so sweet about the holiday of love is the “love” that the U.S. sugar program sends to consumers in the form of higher prices and fewer jobs. The federal government has been propping up … More

    Trade Deficit Doesn't Matter - Trade Freedom Does

    On February 8, the government will release data on imports and exports for 2012. This annual release often ignites a misguided debate about trade deficits. A recent news report perpetuated a popular misstatement about how international trade works: Net imports suck cash out of the economy, subtracting from gross domestic … More