Morning Ebrief
October 3, 2018


A Trade War Lesson for Carbon Taxes
Oren Cass, E21

Last month, President Trump announced that his administration was placing a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese imports. Defending that decision, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross argued that, “Because it’s spread over thousands and thousands of products, nobody’s going to actually notice it at the end of the day.

The problem with this thinking, as National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru highlighted succinctly, was its implication that “tariffs on China are at once big enough to force it to make changes and too small to affect American consumers.” Read more here....


Will Amazon’s wage increase help American workers?

YES  Amazon’s Wage Will Change How Americans Think About Work – Conor Sen, Bloomberg
NO  Ignore Self-Serving Calls by Amazon to Raise the Minimum Wage – Elaine Parker, Fox News


Teacher Freedom in a Post-‘Janus’ World
Larry Sand, City Journal
Trump Is Right about China Trade (subs.)
Mark Louchheim, Wall Street Journal
The Cost of Healthcare Premium Provisions
Christopher Jacobs, Federalist
Brazil and Venezuela Shame Federal Reserve Economists
John Tamny, RealClearMarkets
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