Expanding Opportunity

Often, under the guise of helping people, politicians and bureaucrats have erected countless barriers that prevent people—especially the least fortunate—from pursuing and achieving their dreams.

The examples are almost endless. These include:

  • an education system that fails to prepare students for participation in the 21st century global economy
  • a criminal justice system that disproportionately affects the poor and minorities
  • poverty-inducing regulations that prevent people from starting businesses or getting good jobs, and
  • a broken tax code that impedes growth

These and other barriers often trap entire communities in generational poverty and dependency. Breaking down these barriers should be one of policymakers’ top priorities.


Jan 15, 2019

Should Government Ban Lightbulbs? An Economic Case for Free Trade

Americans benefit enormously from trade. Trade gives us access to a multitude of high-quality goods and services at affordable prices, and more markets for U.S. producers to sell their products…

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Jan 11, 2019

Tariff Tracker

Tariffs work only for a few politically connected industries at the expense of most consumers and businesses. Economists have been saying it for years; history has shown it over and over. Trade…

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Jan 04, 2019

The WTO and Reducing Trade Barriers

America is one of the most pro-trade countries in the world. We generally levy low tariffs on imports from our trading partners. “Meanwhile, a lot of countries impose more tariffs on…

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Jan 04, 2019

U.S.-China Trade Talks Should Forge a Deal Now to Lower All Trade Barriers

ARLINGTON, VA – Freedom Partners today urged the Trump administration to seize the moment and eliminate trade barriers in upcoming trade talks on Monday, Jan. 7. Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento…

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