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The great Bruce Yandle warns of the risks of demanding ever-more government protection from terrorism.

Richard Ebeling explains what the left gets wrong about Trump and what the right gets wrong about Trump.

Bill Lane, writing in the Wall Street Journal, is rightly critical of business people who refuse to criticize Trump’s protectionist agenda and policies.  A slice:

While some Americans say they are willing to pay more for the benefits of protectionism—more jobs sewing clothes and assembling machinery and electronics—their enthusiasm may wane when the negatives on the export side of the ledger kick in. First to be hit would be American farmers and ranchers, who often export a third of their harvest and herds. Then it cascades down. Smaller crops mean fewer tractors, which mean less steel and so on. Then the folks who make big-ticket export items like jets and bulldozers are targeted for retaliation.

Mark Perry ponders Trump’s proposed scheme to cook the trade-account books.

George Will documents government’s stealthy growth.

Brittany Hunter is appalled – rightly so – at the Wisconsin government’s cronyism.

Matt Ridley exposes a sinister assault on free speech.

In this short video, Johan Norberg busts some myths about pornography.

Here’s George Selgin on shrinking the Fed’s balance sheet.