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The Jones Act and How 100 Years of Protectionism Have Hurt You


We are all better off when American industries are strong, right? That sounds like common sense, but it actually depends greatly on how those industries are being strengthened—through their own success or government favors. If you look only at the narrow perspective of one industry, it’s easy to want laws benefiting them. But zoom out your lens, and you’ll see those benefits mean harm to all the rest of us.

Jonathan Gonzalez

Jonathan Gonzalez is a Fall 2019 intern with Capital Research Center. He is a recent graduate of American University.
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