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David Beckworth recently interviewed his teacher George Selgin on monetary matters.

GMU Econ-Ph.D. candidate Stewart Dompe helps to expose the economic ignorance of “Progressives” who support protectionism as a means of helping the poor.  A slice:

The justification for all trade is that it benefits the hardworking consumer. Trade restrictions benefit the few at the expense of the many, which is the exact opposite of what politicians like Sanders claim to represent. Protectionism is an insidious tax because it doesn’t show up on a paystub like federal withholding or Social Security. Instead, it manifests in higher prices and lower quality for the consumer. We should resist it in all its forms.

Walter Olson reviews the longer-than-you-might-think tradition of American politicians threatening the press.

I share James Pethokoukis’s – and Jan Hatzius’s – sense that measurements of economic productivity are increasingly faulty.

David Henderson explains – contra the economically mistaken Paul Krugman – why workers’ bargaining power is weakened, rather than strengthened, whenever the state reduces the range of options that workers are allowed to offer to employers in exchange for higher pay or other worker benefits.

My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy offers her counsel on how the Puerto Rican economy can best be saved.

The first issue of the Molinari Review has been published!