MARCH 14, 2013
Economic nationalism is an ideology by which the global economy is subdivided in terms of nation-states. Adherents typically push protectionist policies that are driven by self-interest. For example, uneducated, low-wage workers may oppose an open immigration policy, outsourcing and off-shoring on the grounds these policies and actions may lower their wages. Such workers might vote for politicians who will place strict limitations on immigration policies in the name of protecting the native workers, but these limitations inevitably increase production costs and lower the standard of living for those citizens who are not afforded the special protection by the government.
Lawrence Reed - Protectionism
Ben Powell - Immigration Myths
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Obama imposed new tariffs to please American union members, but the lower-paid workers in our country, however, will pay the deadly price, all in the name of "social justice" and "protecting American workers."
MAY 11, 2007 by SHELDON RICHMAN
The Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution has been used to justify a wide expansion of government power, from antidiscrimination laws to drug prohibition to a ban on guns near schools. In objecting to use of the Commerce Clause for such remote purposes, some constitutionalists rely on a particular historical interpretation of both the Clause and the Constitution as a whole. Could that interpretation be wrong? More . . .A NEW article by Sheldon Richman