Author Archives: Ian Fletcher

Why have nations at all?

The case for economic borders

Why have nations at all, economically speaking? Continue reading

American manufacturing slowly rotting away: How industries die

I wrote in a previous article about why America’s manufacturing sector, despite record output, is actually in very deep trouble: record output doesn’t prove the sector healthy when we are running a huge trade deficit in manufactured goods, i.e. consuming more goods than we produce and plugging the gap with asset sales and debt. Continue reading