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Comments Off on 10 Years After the 2008 Financial Meltdown, How Has Capitalism Performed for Humanity?

FEE.ORG – Last month marked 10 years since Bear Stearns collapsed and was purchased by JPMorgan Chase. Having lost billions of dollars in subprime mortgage investments, Bear Stearns’ price declined from $30 per share to $2. The shocking news sent the global stock markets tumbling. The financial meltdown of 2008 and the subsequent economic downturn […]

Comments Off on The Economic Case for Free Trade Is Stronger Than Ever: New at Reason

REASON – “This is a cultural issue as much as an economic issue,” explained Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Morning Joe in March. Matthews and I had been invited to discuss Donald Trump’s punishing new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, a policy Matthews was convinced would resonate with “the retired person in Pennsylvania.” After Joe […]