Posts by Randall G. Holcombe
Randall G. Holcombe is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, the DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University, and author of the Independent Institute book Liberty in Peril: Democracy and Power in American History.
Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities: This Isn’t Our Fight


This is an issue between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and the U.S. government should stay out of it. This is not our fight.

Our Constitutional Republic


If we want to protect our rights, we would do well to remember why the American Founders designed our constitutionally limited government as they did.

Liberty in Peril


How was the fundamental principle of American government transformed from liberty to democracy?

Three Assumptions the Left Makes About Economic Inequality


Are policies to reduce inequality beneficial to those who are least fortunate? Sometimes they are; sometimes they are not.

Inequality: Capitalism’s Biggest Challenge


One of the most frequent shortcomings of capitalism cited by capitalism’s critics is inequality.

The Facebook Settlement: Is This Justice?


If Facebook users were harmed by the unauthorized data sharing, why does the federal government get the money?

Trump’s Tax Returns


Do we want Congress to have the power to demand the tax returns of anyone who criticizes those in Congress? That is the power they claim to have now.

It’s Time for Congress To Put an End to Trump’s Tariffs


Congress should repeal all those Trump tariffs and refuse to allow the president to impose more.

Saudi Call for the United States to Attack Iran Is Out Of Line


Despite President Trump’s aggressive stance toward Iran, the encouragement from Saudi Arabia is out of line for several reasons.

Comparative Economic Systems


With socialism’s rising popularity, it may be time to bring back courses in Comparative Economic Systems.

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