Ghost Towns

Some months ago I returned from a brief trip through several states in the American South.  As I drove through a few of the small towns I was struck with a sense of loss.  The old cotton mills, tobacco factories, and furniture manufacturing facilities have virtually disappeared, and most small-town residents have either migrated to […]

Free Trade?

The subject of free trade is much in the news these days because of President Trump’s imposition of tariffs on certain Chinese products and the Chinese retaliation. Many observers are fearful of a full-blown trade war with China and other nations, with potentially devastating effects on the American economy. In 1955 I worked for a […]