Morning Ebrief
July 12, 2018


Unleash the Potential of Federal Lands
Daniel Di Martino, E21

Over 1,900 local governments received $553 million from the Department of Interior this year to compensate them for lost tax revenue for federal lands that cannot be developed in their territory. These payments are the consequence of more than 640 million acres of land or 28 percent of the U.S. territory owned by the federal government. The costs of federal ownership are not only payments to local governments, but environmental damage due to mismanagement and deferred maintenance, and the lost economic activity that cannot occur in 28 percent of the country. Read more here....


Do trade wars help the economy?

YES  Tariffs Made America Great (subs.) – Hoyt Hilsman, Wall Street Journal
NO  Soybean Price Decline Illustrates Trade War Dangers – Stephen Vukovits, E21


Drop Euphemisms Around Affirmative Action
Megan McArdle, Washington Post
McDonald’s Says Goodbye Cashiers, Hello Kiosks
Ed Rensi, Forbes
7 Things You Might Not Know about Hayek’s Classic Book
Jon Miltimore, FEE
Are We on the Verge of a Chinese Credit Crunch?
Diego Zuluaga, CapX
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