Where Do Inmates Get Most Of Their Meals?

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It is said that half of Britain's trade is with the EU – here's Simon Jenkins in the Guardian. Of course, he is.........mistaken. 80% of Britain's...

Nick Dearden And The Secret Trade Talks

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Nick Dearden misses, probably deliberately, the basic idea of why trade talks are secret: What the whole incident really underlines is Johnson’s commitment to secret...

Worstall On Farming Today

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I was asked a few questions by Farming Today on Radio 4. The responses can be heard here. I start at about 7.17. Worstall: "Now...

The Idiocy Of Sir Nicholas Soames Over Farming And Imports

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Sir Nicholas is the laddie who was described unflatteringly by his first wife. Well, that's not unusual in such cases, there usually is a...

You’re Right Again, Willy Hutton Is Ignorant

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Will Hutton continues his campaign to make all us proles do what he damn well tells us to do. We should only trade with...

Chickens coming home to roost?

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Well, well, well. Scaremongering and doomists have been predicting the end of Britain once we Brits leave the European Union—and a double dose of...

Trump’s Tariffs Are An Appallingly Inefficient Method Of Raising Tax Revenue

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President Donald Trump is hailing the money pouring into the Treasury from those import tariffs that have been imposed upon those things we all...

Free The Bangladeshi Salt Industry – Kill The Import Tariffs

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An interesting little puzzle from Bangladesh concerning the salt industry. The particular complaint is that certain nefarious types are subverting the tariff protection enjoyed...

Of Course The US Trade Deficit Is Up – The US Economy Is Booming

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A nice little story showing how wrong so many are about trade and the economy - worries that the US trade deficit is expanding....

Trump’s USMCA – Change Nafta’s Name, Pleasure The Base, Declare Victory, Go Home

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President Donald Trump is doing the victory lap as he celebrates his new USMCA trade agreement. Which is, essentially, Nafta with the name changed....