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

Identity Groups: Am I Eligible for This Award?



Diversity of ideas should be considered when discussing “diversity”.

Political Tribalism



Easing tribalism giving way to political division.

Another Problem with the War on Drugs



The war on drugs makes it far too easy for corrupt police officers to plant evidence on people.

Polarizing Ideology



With polarization has come intolerance: people abandon their friends and family when they seem to have the wrong political views.

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.

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