The week in review

It has been a busy week.

Star Tribune. Some thoughts on how to get out of debt.

A VAT–Value Added Tax. What’s that? And why is the VAT gaining adherents? On Marketplace Morning Report

Economists should simply declare victory when it comes to free trade. They’ve won the argument. So, stop writing the same editorial over and over again and focus instead on ways to help out workers that lose their job or income to the upheavals of trade and technology. On the Minnesota Public Radio website  here.