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Michael Strain busts the myth that the U.S. income-tax regime isn’t progressive [2].

Here’s Tony Morley on nitrogen [3]: one stuff of progress [4].

Rising wages in China are causing – as economics predicts – a shift in the pattern of global trade [5].

Here’s Eric Boehm on the new round of U.S.-China trade talks [6]. A slice:

Equally important is what the trade war has failed to do [7]. Trump promised [8] that hiking tariffs on imports from China would bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. Wrong. Even though China is feeling some pain from the tariffs, 87 percent of American companies doing business in China plan to stay there [9]—and the ones that are leaving are relocating to places like Mexico and Vietnam [10]. There’s virtually no evidence of companies shifting production to the United States. Overall, the U.S. has added about 5,000 manufacturing jobs per month during 2019, well below the rate of 22,000 per month added in 2018.

Peter Earle is correct that “If you are suspicious of the power of the state and its executive, you are doing good for others. [11]

I’m honored that a piece that I wrote for AIER on the myth of resources being natural has been translated into Chinese [12]. (HT my former GMU student Li Peng, who told me about this translation.)

Walter Olson exposes the illiberalism-masquerading-as-liberalism of Beto O’Rourke [13].

Here’s the conclusion of Jeff Jacoby’s latest column [14]:

Impeachment and the Electoral College are elements of our constitutional architecture. They were incorporated in the nation’s basic legal charter by framers convinced of their utility to the machinery of American self-government. They aren’t liberal or conservative. They aren’t the weapon of one party or the other. And the results they produce are not illicit or traitorous.

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