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.
Mick Jagger Has Heart Surgery in New York


Given the choice, people will avoid socialized medicine, at least when there is a lot at stake.

Proportional Voting for the House of Representatives?


Proportional voting would explicitly recognize the partisan nature of politics.

California’s Anti-Green Land-Use Policies Increase Global Warming


When California’s land use policies keep them from moving to California, they end up living in states that give them a much higher carbon footprint.

Amazon in New York? I’m with AOC


Make up all the justifications you want, but the deal was just another example of crony capitalism.

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.

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