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.
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.

Another Problem with the War on Drugs


The war on drugs makes it far too easy for corrupt police officers to plant evidence on people.

Polarizing Ideology


With polarization has come intolerance: people abandon their friends and family when they seem to have the wrong political views.

Political Capitalism


The real threat to free markets lies in the regulatory state.

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.

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