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.
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.

The Role of Luck in Life Success


How important is luck in life?

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