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The great Bruce Yandle gets to the heart of Trump’s policy of imposing tariffs punitive taxes on Americans who purchase imports (and, as a necessary economic result, also on Americans who purchase American-made substitutes for imports). A slice:

I come to a broader conclusion: Trump administration tariff policies seem simply to reflect a fundamental dislike of our being engaged in world trade.

Mark Perry offers more quotations from Thomas Sowell, including this timely gem:

“One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain.”

Steve Davies calls for a revival of the term “individualism.

Antony Davies and James Harrigan correct one of the innumerable economic fallacies peddled by the hopelessly confused Bernie Sanders.

Also helping to expose the economic lunacy that is Bernie Sanders’s policy proposals is David Harsanyi.

Inspired by Daniel Okrent’s new book, George Will looks back on the ugly history of immigration restrictions in the U.S. Here’s his concluding paragraph:

Four years before the 1924 act, 76 percent of immigrants came from Eastern or Southern Europe. After it, 11 percent did. Some of those excluded went instead to Auschwitz.

John Kramer, with the indispensable Institute for Justice, celebrates a recent IJ victory in the U.S. Supreme Court for consumers, competition, and entrepreneurs.