Ian Fletcher

2012 Election Fable—Ian Fletcher

BY IAN FLETCHER Once upon a time there was a republic. Like many republics before and since, it was immensely proud that it was not ruled...

Obama's Dumb Criticism of Romney on Currency Manipulation

BY IAN FLETCHER Mitt Romney, as I've noted, has been heating up the issue of Obama's failure to stop China's currency manipulation. This currency manipulation is...

Romney Heating Up on China Trade Issue

BY IAN FLETCHER As I predicted nearly a year ago, Mitt Romney is heating up his offensive on the China trade issue. His campaign blog has...

What’s Romney is Really Up To? Softball Nationalism

BY IAN FLETCHER In my 2010 book “Free Trade Doesn’t Work,” I speculated that the following might occur: Both political parties are feeling the heat of...

Power Politics vs. American Prosperity

BY IAN FLETCHER I had one of those “Aha!” moments recently. I was engaged in an e-mail dialogue with a moderately prominent individual active in America’s...

Free Markets, Libertarians, Trade Deficits, Economic Decline

BY IAN FLETCHER Journalist Joseph Cotto interviewed me recently. Our conversation is below. Q: Today, many people tend to confuse the concepts of free markets, free...