As a gun enthusiast, I support Congress advancing legislation that protects the rights of law abiding citizens to own and carry firearms. As a gun enthusiast, I like the intended outcome of this legislation. As a conservative that believes in the Constitution and the rule of law, I think that this bill is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen.
When we start to place limits on global trade through tariffs on imports, we are not just harming the producers of those goods in other countries. We are harming US manufacturers who rely on those imports for their production here (and the jobs that go with it).
The Commerce Clause was intended as a negative and preventative provision against injustice amongst the States themselves, rather than as a power to be used for the positive purposes of the General Government.
President-elect Donald Trump rose to win the Presidency in large part due to his anti-trade positions and promises to save American jobs. The problem is that almost everything Mr. Trump says about trade is demonstrably wrong.
Once we put production at the center of our attention, our surprise at the extremes of income and wealth might suggest the question whether there are comparable extremes in the production of wealth, and whether these two extremes may have something to do with each other.
Beyond a point, wealthy people invest. They often live far below their means and invest the rest. Is it really them, then, that benefit from their capital?