Posts by Randall G. Holcombe
Randall G. Holcombe is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University. His Independent books include Housing America (edited with Benjamin Powell); and Writing Off Ideas.
Russia in Venezuela: Good for the US; Bad for Russia


The best US policy is to stay out of the Venezuelan power struggle as it drains resources from Russia.

Why President Trump Should Give Up on the Wall, and Why He Won’t


Backing down on the wall and blaming it on the Democrats will cost him nothing politically.

Red Flag Laws and Predictive Policing


Red flag laws are a threat to everybody’s rights, giving government the ability to take away constitutional rights of people who haven’t violated the law.

Promises, Promises: Financing President Trump’s Wall


President Trump is going back on his campaign promise of making Mexico pay for “the wall”.

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.

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