Morning Ebrief
December 23, 2016

FEATURED STORY OF THE DAY

Five Ways Trump Will Give Americans More Opportunities
Diana Furchtgott-Roth, MarketWatch

Now that the Electoral College has voted for Donald Trump as the next president, it is time for America to develop a winning agenda for people who want to be upwardly mobile. Over the past eight years, President Barack Obama’s agenda focused on keeping Americans safe, with an emphasis on food stamps, government-provided health insurance, and retirement and disability benefits. Read more here...

POINT/COUNTERPOINT

Does protectionism have a place in the global economy?

YES  The Case for Protecting Infant Industries – Noah Smith, Bloomberg View
NO  “Protected” Trade No Advantage for U.S. – Michael MacDowell, News-Press

DECONSTRUCTION ZONE

No Easy Answers on Colleges Serving Veterans
Preston Cooper, Forbes
 
Mulvaney Takes the Reins
Ryan Alexander, U.S. News & World Report
 
Obama’s Midnight Regulation Express (subs.)
Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal
 
Demonetization on Five Continents
Jeffrey Frankel, Project Syndicate

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