Recent Op-Eds

The Deceptive Lure of Carlsonomics

By Michael D. Tanner. National Review (Online). January 16, 2019.

By turning against markets, Tucker Carlson, Trump, and their fellow populists are turning against the single best tool for improving the lives of poor and working-class Americans.

A Failure to Adjust

By Scott Lincicome. The Bulwark. January 15, 2019.

Labor market and cultural disruptions—including those that result from import competition—are real. They are important. But pretending that there was a better trade policy choice than liberalization is just manifestly misguided.

Learning from the Folly of Middle Eastern Regime Change

By Ted Galen Carpenter. National Interest (Online). January 15, 2019.

The naïve assumption of interventionists that U.S.-orchestrated forcible regime change would usher in new, democratic political systems was evident in Iraq, Libya and Syria