EP83: The Jones Act is making you poorer (w/ Colin Grabow)

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INTERVIEW — Colin Grabow (@cpgrabow) is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies where his research focuses on domestic forms of trade protectionism such as the Jones Act and the U.S. sugar program. http://cato.org/jonesact

-What is the Jones Act and how does it impact ordinary people?

-Joe Biden’s executive order means he wants more control over the shipping of goods

-Why do Democrats support the Jones Act?

-Legislative proposals from Sen. Mike Lee and others to amend the Jones Act

-Examples of countries that do it better when it comes to cabotage laws

-The impact of cabotage laws on your ability to travel cheaply and why we don’t have Ryanair in the US

-The Jones Act makes us poorer and impacts absolutely everything

-Does the Jones Act help China?

Broadcast on Consumer Choice Radio on August 5, 2021.

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