Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Three are Free, Baby


It has been a while since I last blogged about writing for Thomas L. Knapp's William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism, but at long last I've capped off a planned troika of op-ed commentaries started this summer with the Oscar-baiting "The Madness of the Academy."  "Can't Stop the Bookstore" struck back with my examination of how Amazon's $15 wage may not be the pure concession it has been assumed to be on both sides of the conflict. Along the way, I took a look at the forgotten history of corporate liberalism, explained how a small bookstore has succeeded where Barnes & Noble failed, and found a plotline that The Simpsons hasn't done yet. The trilogy concludes with "Protectionist Presidents are the Parents of Our Country's Trusts" taking on the still-current fallout of Trump's trade policies, uncovering the hidden history of free trade as a progressive cause.