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Veronique de Rugy
Veronique de Rugy is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
by | Nov 14, 2019

Here we go again. We’re approaching another deadline to pass a government spending bill or risk a government shutdown. Legislators routinely manufacture this sort of “crisis” to ram through provisions that wouldn’t survive scrutiny standing on their own. Congress is…

by | Nov 7, 2019

The more I follow the Democratic presidential campaign, the more I see how little I understand some people. After all, we can have differences when it comes to ideology, and we can aspire to different things in life. We can…

by | Oct 31, 2019

It’s time for the annual congressional fight over the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS. In one corner sit corn farmers and their representatives, who fight tenaciously not just to preserve the RFS but also to expand it. In the other…

by | Oct 24, 2019

It’s open season on wealth and those who create it. Candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination like Sen. Bernie Sanders, for instance, say that “Billionaires should not exist” and the wealth disparity in America is “a moral and economic outrage.”…

by | Oct 17, 2019

A trade deal with China could finally be here! It’s a good one, too, according to President Donald Trump, who said last week, “So, we just made what, I guess, is one of the biggest deals that’s been made in…

by | Oct 10, 2019

The U.S. trade deficit in goods and services increased to $54.9 billion in August, up from $54.0 billion in July. That’s because imports grew more than exports overall. While President Donald Trump will see this higher trade deficit as a…

by | Oct 3, 2019

There are many bad ideas flying around right now in Congress. The recent proposal by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., to give some taxpayers a rebate check funded with the tariff loot is one of those ideas. It’s not only bad…

by | Sep 26, 2019

Stan Veuger of the American Enterprise Institute recently complained on Twitter that those who cared about cronyism when Barack Obama was president are suddenly very quiet about President Donald Trump’s bailout of farmers. There is some truth to his complaint….

by | Sep 19, 2019

Does capitalism help or hurt women? I recently participated in a debate on the topic at the Cato Institute. While preparing for the event, I learned many fascinating facts that may interest feminists who claim the best way to help…

by | Sep 12, 2019

On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump said that, if elected, “We’re going to win so much. You’re going to get tired of winning. You’re going to say, ‘Please Mr. President, I have a headache. Please, don’t win so much.’”…

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