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    Smoot–Hawley Anniversary Serves as Reminder of Protectionism's Damage

    Today marks the 81st anniversary of the passage of the Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act. Actor and economist Ben Stein famously explained this legislation in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the classic John Hughes movie that was released 25 years ago this month: In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort … More

    Win Ben Stein's Popcorn

    Columnist, speech writer and comedian Ben Stein dropped by Heritage today to promote his new documentary, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.” First overcome by the smell of a staff member’s microwave popcorn, Stein eventually settled down with his own bag and and took questions from the audience along with film co-producer … More