Benjamin Powell Archive

Benjamin Powell is Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute, Associate Professor of Economics at Suffolk University, and President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education.
Full Biography and Recent Publications

Texas Tech Free Market Institute

In January I left Suffolk University to start the new Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. I remain affiliated as a Senior Fellow with the Independent Institute and plan to continue my productive relationship with them well into the future. Since I’ve continued to write commentary for Independent some of you might have…
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Jobs Program Video: “How to Create a Job, Not Just Work”

I recently recorded a short video on “jobs” programs. Here it is:

Immigration Myths

Immigration is often a contentious public policy issue and there are legitimate hard questions that surround the issue. Unfortunately, all too often, public debate is centered around a few economic misconceptions people have about immigration instead of focusing on the tougher issues. Immigrants are not a drag on the economy, they don’t steal jobs…
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