Randall Holcombe Archive

Randall G. Holcombe is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University. His Independent books include Housing America: Building Out of a Crisis (edited with Benjamin Powell); and Writing Off Ideas: Taxation, Foundations, and Philanthropy in America .
Full Biography and Recent Publications

Political Capitalism



The real threat to free markets lies in the regulatory state.

I Hope Russia Wins



We’re not talking about the World Cup here, but Russia’s challenge to Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs.

Wishful Thinking on Fake News



Bryan W. Van Norden argues that the ignorant do not have a right to an audience.

SCOTUS Ruling on Sales Tax a Gift for In-State Retailers



Special interest politics is behind the Supreme Court’s decision.

Seattle Strives to Be More Like Detroit



The city of Seattle attempts to grapple with the crisis of economic prosperity.

A Hidden Cost of Inflation



One hidden cost of inflation is that it makes an increasingly large share of cash holdings and transactions subject to government surveillance.

Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Imperialism



Cultural appropriation and cultural imperialism, valid issues or the result of a “victim mentality”?

The Republican Advantage That’s Easy to See but Nobody Notices



Does color, on a subconscious level, affect who we vote for?

Leland B. Yeager: 1924-2018



Leland Yeager, who was a valuable member of the scholarly community, passed away April 23 at the age of 93.

Some Thoughts on Arming Teachers



Teachers are not law enforcement officers, and as civilians under attack, they should not be expected to confront a shooter, and would almost surely be ineffective if they tried.

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