Although Trump bestows favors on a select few American businesses, Steve Chapman explains that Trump is in fact a quite anti-business president . (HT David Boaz) A slice:
Economists Steven Davis (University of Chicago), Scott Baker (Northwestern), and Nicholas Bloom (Stanford) attributed weak growth and job creation to “extreme uncertainty” that Obama helped to create through “harmful rhetorical attacks on business and ‘millionaires,’ failure to tackle entitlement reforms and fiscal imbalances, and political brinkmanship.”
Hmm. Does that sound like anyone else? Trump has also attacked businesses, failed to curb entitlements, and, through tax cuts and spending bills, created ever-growing fiscal imbalances.
Shikha Dalmia rightly calls out the lawlessness (indeed, the thuggish cruelty) of Trump’s attack on immigrants . Here’s Shikha’s correct conclusion:
To enforce the law, the Trump administration is refusing the play by the rules, becoming lawless itself. This is the essence of tyranny.
John McGinnis is correct: among the greatest and most praiseworthy successes over the past half-century of American conservatives (and libertarians) is the reining-in of antitrust regulation . (HT Alberto Mingardi )