Works Published inThe Free MarketMises Daily Article
T. Norman Van Cott, an adjunct scholar with the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, is professor of economics at Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
Money and BanksProtectionism and Free Trade
If the Chinese sell us stuff and then "hoard" the money we pay them, that increases the value of the dollars we continue to hold here in the US, while also leaving us with more stuff to sell elsewhere.
Protectionism and Free Trade
If modern claims about the harm of free trade are true, then Lincoln must have been helping the Confederacy with his military blockade.
Value and Exchange
When people change cities, they are likely to change their consumption patterns — which means a simple cost-of-living index doesn't tell us what it should.
Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending
The Constitutional ban on export duties has always been a hollow victory. Export tariffs are analytically equivalent to import tariffs.
The lack of trade barriers between the US states offers lessons for US trade relations with other countries.