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Sep 13, 2023 11 tweets 6 min read
🚨NEW TODAY🚨 @CatoInstitute has launched a multi-year, multimedia project: Defending Globalization.

Here's what we're releasing today & have planned in the weeks ahead. 🧵 /1…
Image We've recently seen renewed attacks on freer movement of things, people, capital, & ideas across national borders (aka "globalization"). But critics' arguments often err on facts & fundamentals, & ignore that global capitalism has been undeniably positive for the US & world /2
Jun 17, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
One of the biggest things abt parenting that nobody prepares you for is that every remote control in your house will always be sticky. Just 18 straight years of sticky. Not great, tbh. Oh and if you clean them, they'll be sticky again by morning. It's like Santa, but for stickiness.
Jun 17, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
The "race to the bottom" is nonsense. A quick thread of some of the evidence (more to come later this year):… Image Labor:
Jun 15, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Rosie at @DurhamBulls bark in the park. It's on. Image Image
Jun 15, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Reminder: "Countries with Higher Tariffs Have Larger Trade Deficits"… via @PIIE Image See also:
Jun 14, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
"The 1,924-mile...interstate runs from Miami to the Maine-Canada border. It’s part of a critical long-distance trucking and commuting route... Those trucks will now be subject to a 40-mile-long detour along mostly non-interstate roads that include more than 60 traffic lights" ☹️ FWIW, it seems Secretary Pete is exaggerating the impact here. BUT STILL... I do enjoy seeing a Jones Act supporter acknowledge that blocking US freight routes increases prices for American consumers. Image
Apr 6, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
cmon, man. Image oh hey look it's 60 pages of instinct and tribalism…
Mar 25, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
OH REALLY: "Baby formula 'getting harder' to find as supply dwindles, pharmacy owner warns"… Coincidence, I'm sure!
Mar 23, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
🚨Fewer than 12 hrs left in Round 4 of @CatoInstitute’s #ProtectionistMadness tourney, and 3 of the 4 matchups remain tossups.

In fact, 4-seed apparel protectionism just surged into the lead over 2-seed Foreign Dredge Act.

Will it last?!? Vote here:… 👀
Mar 23, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
OH REALLY: "Enfamil’s price increases follow the expiration of the U.S. government’s suspension of infant formula tariffs in January, which opened the door for formula (both foreign and U.S.-produced) to become more expensive."… Could THIS be the momentum that Cinderella 4-seed Baby Formula Restrictions needs to pull off a massive upset in #ProtectionistMadness Round 4? Cast your votes now:… Image
Mar 7, 2023 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, 2023 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, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
LOL. pwned by twitter. I'm doing my part!
Jan 16, 2023 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, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
Jan 11, 2023 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, 2023 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