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@CatoInstitute Director (Econ/Trade), @DukeLaw adjunct, @TheDispatch newsletter-er. CH❤️RTS. You didn't read the article, did you?
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Mar 7 4 tweets 3 min read
Unreal: The people in charge of changing the federal policies that everyone now agrees are crippling the US baby formula market are exploring everything EXCEPT reforming those policies. They just can't seem to figure out what to do, you guys!… ImageImage In fact, our new @CatoInstitute @CatoTrade paper tells them EXACTLY what to do to reform the policies that everyone now agrees are causing the US baby formula problem:… /2 ImageImage
Mar 6 4 tweets 1 min read
"Companies that give up stock buybacks for 5 years will get preferential treatment in $52B CHIPS program, Commerce Secretary Raimondo says"…
"The program also gives preference to companies that use unionized workers or have labor agreements in place" The law bans using *subsidy funds* for buybacks. This is much broader.
Jan 21 7 tweets 2 min read
LOL. pwned by twitter. I'm doing my part!
Jan 16 6 tweets 2 min read
Tough to list just three, but here's a start:

Jones Act
Renewable Fuel Standard
NEPA Immigration is definitely in there somewhere too, but it's hard to call it a single "economic policy"
Jan 13 4 tweets 3 min read
Jan 11 9 tweets 2 min read
Lol. Def need the president to weigh in on this. Classic Cult of the Presidency tweet. Uncle Joe's gonna fix the entire US air traffic system!
Jan 11 12 tweets 3 min read
Fwiw, flights are on time (mostly), boarding, and taking off here at RDU. Of course, I just jinxed it.
Dec 9, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
BIG trade law news: WTO panel (rightfully, IMO) finds Trump's steel/aluminum tariffs violated GATT rules and, more importantly, weren't defensible on "national security" grounds (GATT Art XXI).…
Key excerpts of findings: ImageImageImageImage Key @CatoInstitute background info:
Me & @inumanak on the US "section 232" tariffs and their dubious natsec grounds:…

Cato's James Bacchus on the GATT natsec exception (and the USA's ahistorical abuse thereof):
Sep 22, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
Scratch a national emergency, find the Jones Act underneath. Obligatory meme:
Sep 11, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
LOL I wish I could be cool enough to wear silky PJs to work.
Sep 10, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Sep 10, 2022 6 tweets 1 min read
I hope you left a baaaad review. Then again, it was truthfullly advertised as a room with a ewe
Sep 9, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
"there's quite a bit of environmental regulatory reform and deregulation that needs to happen across our bureaucracy in order to actually deploy the technologies that we just spent $400 billion subsidizing"

Crazy idea: lead with that BEFORE subsidizing… Image This, as I've written repeatedly, is a common problem w industrial policy: Advocates say IP is needed to fix "market failures" - in markets severely hamstrung by bad govt policy. And when the IP (subsidies/tariffs/etc) is deployed, it runs smack-dab into those govt restrictions.
Sep 8, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
First Gorby, now QE2. Someone please check on Reggie Jackson. #RIPQueenElizabeth (TO BE CLEAR: it's to make sure he's alive, not to stop him from murdering again)
Sep 3, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
"Never has work been so readily available in modern America; never have so many been uninterested in taking it." See also:
Sep 2, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Trying to think of a price point at which I'd stop drinking coffee Scott's Hierarchy of needs:
5. Clothing
4. Housing
3. Food
2. Red Wine
1. Coffee
Sep 2, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
This list makes me question so much.… (about you people, not me obvs)
Aug 22, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
So often, industrial policy planners' brightest ideas are thwarted by other policies (and plain old economic reality).

If only someone had warned us, etc etc Oh right.…
Aug 21, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Gross, rainy Sunday here. Perfect time to make my first batch of SLAZ sauce. This is red habanero, scorpion, & scotch bonnet. Should make 2 bottles. Will post more action shots later. First gotta run to Costco (as one does)
Aug 21, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Only in Washington does *intentionally making clean energy more expensive* not conflict with the goal of increasing consumption of clean energy. Like, it's literally part of the Buy America rules. You have to pay more, unless it's WAY more. Then you can pay a little less.
Aug 20, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Heartwarming: "Hugo Chavez and Socialism Get Erased From the Caracas Skyline: Ads for jeans and makeup replace Socialist symbols"…
"Political ideology has been replaced by a drive for consumption" ImageImage That consumption quote, btw, was a lament. LOL.