Posts by Robert Higgs
Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Independent Institute, author or editor of over fourteen Independent books, and Editor at Large of Independent’s quarterly journal The Independent Review.
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.

Government Obstructions on Importation and Immigration Are Parallel Forms of Plunder

Two cases of government obstructions at the border.

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