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Veronique de Rugy
Veronique de Rugy is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
by | Sep 17, 2020

Industrial policy that uses tariffs and subsidies to pick economic winners is once again in vogue among intellectuals. The rationale…

by | Sep 10, 2020

As the saying goes, “When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” This advice applies to the hole Congress…

by | Sep 3, 2020

A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump proposed a payroll tax holiday to Americans earning less than $100,000 per year….

by | Aug 27, 2020

Intellectuals are supposed to speak truth to power. Unfortunately, some seem to be more interested in saying what everyone expects…

by | Aug 20, 2020

Politicians are renowned for their shortsightedness. During the post-war period, for example, Republicans have very publicly opposed most tax increases….

by | Aug 13, 2020

When revenue shrinks by 1 percent of GDP and spending increases by 51 percent over 10 months, you get a…

by | Aug 6, 2020

State and local governments want more funds from the federal government to patch their budgets. Lack of revenue due to…

by | Jul 30, 2020

Earlier this year, the U.S. government passed the largest piece of stimulus legislation in our nation’s history. The Coronavirus Aid,…

by | Jul 23, 2020

A wave of hasty firings is sweeping across the country, driven by demands from what some call the “cancel culture.”…

by | Jul 16, 2020

There’s no doubt that this pandemic-induced recession is hitting states hard. But that’s no reason to bail them out, especially…

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