The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, has governed the United States shipping industry for almost 100 years. Is it a boon or a burden for the US economy? Is it crucial for national security? Dan Ikenson of the CATO Institute and Professor Sal Mercogliano of Campbell University outline the history of the Jones Act and debate its ramifications.
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The CATO Institute Project on Jones Act Reform:
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