Posts by Robert Higgs
Robert Higgs is Retired Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Independent Institute, author or editor of over fourteen Independent books, and Founding Editor of Independent’s quarterly journal The Independent Review.
Nationalism, the Ideological Delusion at the Heart of Protectionism


The doctrine of nationalism, a dangerous brew in which Americans have long indulged.

Many Different “Problems,” Identical “Solution” in Every Case


Crises serve as a pretext for government power grab.

The Historian and His Times


One really can live in the past. Indeed, it’s what historians are supposed to do.

Take Pity on the Economist


So many economists are always giving the discipline a bad name.

China—Americans’ Economic Bugaboo du Jour


The hysteria has no firm foundation.

Immigration-Policy Politics Is Local, Too


Is it really the case?

Nationalism Is a Weird Ideology


Nationalism is, among other things, a gigantic aggregation error.

A Surefire Way to Improve the World


Self-improvement leads to world-improvement.

No One Owns a Culture


The idea that one culture would need to defend itself from another is a fallacy.

Does Your Vote Matter?


Elections are rituals, the deeper system will persist regardless of outcomes.

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