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Jeff Jacoby rightly accuses Dennis Prager of hypocrisy and ingratitude for his – Prager’s – call on the state to regulate how YouTube regulates its content. A slice:

As a matter of law, this is ridiculous. Google and YouTube are private companies, and if they wish to discriminate on the basis of “political identity and viewpoint,” the First Amendment protects their right to do so.

My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy again rightly decries Uncle Sam’s grotesque fiscal irresponsibility.

Here’s a recording of a recent speech given by Deirdre McCloskey on how ideas change the world.

Richard Ebeling is understandably unimpressed with Yoram Hazony’s case for nationalism.

Here’s David Henderson’s new Concise Encyclopedia of Economics biographical essay on Richard Thaler.

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Williamson Evers exposes the folly of California’s new model curriculum for “ethnic studies.” A slice:

Housing policy gets the treatment. The curriculum describes subprime loans as an attack on home buyers with low incomes rather than a misguided attempt by the government to help such home buyers. Politicians—Republicans and Democrats—imposed lower underwriting standards on the home-loan industry. Republicans billed it as a way to expand the middle class, while Democrats crowed that it would aid the poor.

Also writing in the Wall Street Journal is Dartmouth economist – and dean of the Tuck School of Business – Matthew Slaughter, who argues that Trump’s trade war is harmful to the American economy. A slice:

Unfortunately, America’s widening trade disputes and slumping FDI [foreign direct investment] inflows might end up dampening the U.S. operations of these foreign multinationals. The uncertainty of the trade disputes tends to deter all kinds of investments, but especially the long-term, large-scale investments of multinationals.