Benjamin Powell Archive
By Benjamin Powell • Wednesday April 3, 2013 at 1:06 PM PDT
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...
By Benjamin Powell • Monday September 19, 2011 at 12:49 PM PDT
I recently recorded a short video on “jobs” programs. Here it is:
By Benjamin Powell • Tuesday May 31, 2011 at 10:15 AM PDT
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...