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Benjamin Powell
Benjamin Powell, a senior fellow at the Independent Institute, Oakland, California, is director of the Free Market Institute and professor of economics at Texas Tech University and co-author of “Wretched Refuse? The Political Economy of Immigration and Institutions.”
by and | Nov 9, 2022

President Joe Biden has an energy problem. He lambasts oil and gas companies as “war profiteers” and has threatened a windfall tax on their “record profits.” It’s true that earnings are up, but we don’t have to embrace the bogeyman…

by | Dec 28, 2020

State-imposed lockdowns in California and other “blue” states have accelerated the already sizeable exodus of businesses and residents from their states. Texas, where I live and teach, has been among the main beneficiaries.  Each year since 2015, 100,000 more Californians have…

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