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Stephen Moore: Trade Deals Must Protect Intellectual Property Rights

CFIF recently highlighted the importance of strengthening intellectual property rights as part of ongoing trade negotiations in a piece entitled "Intellectual Property:  NAFTA Renegotiation Priority #1." Days later, Senator Pat Toomey (R - Pennsylvania) echoed that call in his Wall Street Journal commentary.

This week, celebrated economist Stephen Moore added his voice in a brilliant commentary entitled "Trade Deals Must Protect Intellectual Property Rights":

. American investments, ingenuity and entrepreneurship have made intellectual property one of our nation's most important assets.  IP-intensive industries, including software, biotechnology and entertainment, now support nearly one-third of all U.S. jobs.  But too often, our foreign trading partners take unfair advantage…[more]

May 25, 2018 • 08:51 am
CFIF Memorial Day Quiz

CFIF Memorial Day Quiz

Take our 16-Question Memorial Day Quiz and test your knowledge of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom.

Eric Schneiderman Proves the Need for IRS Reform and Donor Privacy Protection

Eric Schneiderman Proves the Need for IRS Reform and Donor Privacy Protection

Abusers like Eric Schneiderman at the federal, state and local levels will remain more capable of persecuting American citizens.

Is the Trump Tower Meeting Really Proof of Collusion?

Is the Trump Tower Meeting Really Proof of Collusion?

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Video: Free Market and Conservative Groups Speak Out for STRONGER Patents

Video: Free Market and Conservative Groups Speak Out for STRONGER Patents

In a video released by the Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF), the leaders of numerous free market and conservative organizations speak out in strong support of the STRONGER Patents Act.

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Which one of the following states was the first to designate Memorial Day a legal holiday?
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"Without China, neither Iran nor North Korea can obtain the diplomatic cover or the technological support needed to build a sophisticated nuclear-missile arsenal. And China can be convinced not to endanger its lucrative commerce with the West for the sake of irritating the United States and Europe with rogue nuclear proxies. Finally, Russia is a regional neighbor of North Korea and Iran. It has no…[more]
 
 
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— Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and Nationally Syndicated Columnist
 
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