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Businesses cooperate, politicians compete
By Scott Sumner
The FT points out that US businesses wish to cooperate with China while the politicians in both parties want to compete: America’s public and private elites are no longer as one on China, if they ever were. In Washington, vigilance to Beijing is the nearest thing there is to a bipartisan verity. Democrats, no less than Republicans, brood over Chinese gains in artificial intelligence and hypersonic missiles. Successive governments have tried to knit a web of Asian and Australasian friends...
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ECONLOG by Bryan Caplan
The Card Consensus
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My Ph.D. Micro teacher, David Card, won the Nobel Prize last week.  My best-known piece on Card examines the tension between his research on the minimum wage and his research on immigration.  My most extensive discussion of his work and intellectual influence, however, appears in...
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Just to be clear, I believe a Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be terrible, just as the Russian invasion of Ukraine was terrible.  My fear is that we would not respond in the way that we responded to the Russian invasion, rather we might stumble into war with China.
Scott Sumner , October 21, 1:17 pm.
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