Can Stephen Moore justify Donald Trump’s economic policies?

Today Donald Trump unveiled his team of economic advisers. Interestingly enough there are very few economists among the economic advisors and only one who can be said to have any free market credentials – the Heritage Foundation‘s chief economist Stephen Moore.

Stephen Moore claims to be a free market economist, but then he needs to explain why he is a Trump supporter.

So my question to Stephen Moore is please explain why Donald Trump’s following positions are good free market policies:

45% tariff on trade with China

Default on public debt

10 dollar minimum wage

Keynesian activist fiscal policies 

And the utter and complete erosion of the Rule of Law

In fact it could be very interesting to hear Stephen Moore explain what would happen to the US’ ranking on the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom if these Trump policies were indeed implemented.

And finally, I wonder if Stephen Moore thinks that Donald Trump would be able to explain the tax plan that Stephen Moore has put together for Trump with Arthur Laffer and Larry Kudlow?

I look forward to the answers.

 


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  1. Steven Horwitz

     /  August 6, 2016

    As I have said about Moore recently: Since when did the Heritage Foundation think prostitution was acceptable behavior?

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  2. Obama also claims to be a supporter of free markets, heck even most of the Communists do that much now.

    I’m not sure Trump can really be credibly accused of having an economic policy, or really any policies. We usually don’t see this level of caudillo-style populism in the United States, but the media landscape has changed dramatically and Trump is the Obama campaign’s logical heir in negative.

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