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The Wall Street Journal favorably cites recent research done by my intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy and co-author Justin Leventhal on that great geyser of cronyism, the U.S. Export-Import Bank. A slice (link added)

And how are the paupers at Boeing faring [ever since Ex-Im has been restrained in its ability to dole out export subsidies]? Fine. Mercatus details how Boeing has found private alternatives to Ex-Im financing without incident. A 2019 outlook from the company reported that “airlines and lessors are expected to have some of their lowest historical costs of financing.”

Also from Veronique is this appropriate lament about Trump’s trade shenanigans.

Also bemoaning Trump’s trade policies is John Brinkley.

Maxim Lott details Bernie Sanders’s affection for socialist tyrants.

An excellent new paper by my GMU Econ colleague Dan Klein is titled “Adam Smith and human resources: the moral challenges of modern society.”

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, my former student – and current president of the Institute for Humane Studies – Emily Chamlee-Wright encourages us to have a serious conversation about socialism.

John O. McGinnis applauds C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb.

In my most-recent column in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, I celebrate the power of the economic way of thinking.