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Brandon Crocker
Brandon Crocker
by | Jul 18, 2019

Awaiting the start of an economics class during my freshman year in college, I often found the notes left on the chalkboard from a preceding lecture to be interesting. So one day I came early and sat in on what…

by | Apr 3, 2018

When commenting on Gary Cohn’s resignation as his chief economic advisor, President Trump said that Cohn was a great guy, but a “globalist.” So what is a “globalist”? Among Trump and many of his supporters, it seems to be disparaging…

by | Oct 30, 2017

Recently I wrote in these pages explaining why elimination of the state tax deduction, which seems to have wide support among conservatives, is neither a good, just, nor conservative idea. My argument rested primarily on the bedrock premise that it…

by | Oct 27, 2017

As we debate tax reform, there seems to be a growing consensus among conservative commentators that in order to pay for lower rates, we need to target deductions, which is largely correct. One specific target, however, is misguided. That target…

by | Aug 22, 2017

If Confederate statues are really generators of racial hate, as their most fervent detractors insist, it seems incongruous that over the past 50 years attitudes in the South on race have seen such an incredible transformation, all the while under…

by | Aug 18, 2016

Trump’s reformulated tax plan still has some problems, but it has many positive elements, and is certainly far better than anything we can hope to see from Hillary Clinton. But if Trump really wants to be a “pro-growth candidate” the…

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