Regardless of your position on abortion, you should agree with George Will that the state has no business interfering with anyone’s freedom to speak his or her mind on the issue.

Sheldon Richman argues that economic nationalism is elitism masquerading as populism.  A slice:

But doesn’t the elimination of jobs create hardship for those who have to find new work? Of course. Life is change and adjustment. Instead of trying to thwart that inexorable process, the government should remove its special-interest impediments to adjustment, such as barriers to economic and geographical mobility, among them occupational licensing and land-use restrictions. (See my “How the Government and Special Interests Thwart Economic Mobility.”)

Will Wilkinson gets to the heart of Trump’s ugly and, yes, unAmerican hostility to immigrants from Latin America.  (HT David Levey)

Gary Galles rightly admires Grover Cleveland.

Kudos to Iain Murray for quickly calling out Elizabeth Warren’s hypocrisy.

Zach Lang explains that Trump’s trade policies put America last.

Dan Mitchell asks if good globalism is being undermined by bad globalism.

Kevin Williamson reminds political families that reality is not optional.

Bob Higgs counsels that we give freedom a chance.  A slice:

So when a critic demands, “What is your alternative?” and you answer, Freedom, do not feel dismayed if you cannot provide a detailed blueprint. No one can. Nor should anyone be expected or required to carry out this impossible task. Freedom cannot be reduced to a static diagram of specific inputs, transformations, and outputs. It is an ongoing process. It is the sum total of what people do when no overriding authority holds them back. No one should feel embarrassed or inadequate when someone demands, “What is your alternative?” and one cannot respond in great detail.

Freedom is an endless venture into the unknown, the working out of problems as they present themselves, by millions of individuals, firms, and other organizations who know best the facts of specific times and places and who have the tacit knowledge—the “feel” and intuition—for what might work and what will not. The conduct of countless experiments constitutes the dynamics of the free society. It has no blueprint, and even if it had one today, that plan would have been altered by the end of tomorrow.

The proper response to the demand, “What is your alternative?” is simply, “Give freedom a chance.”

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