Richard Rahn



Sep 11, 2013
Leaders who cannot see beyond Stage One often cause great harm. Unfortunately for the United States and the world, President Obama continues to exhibit a strange naïveté and a lack of wisdom about domestic and foreign problems — Syria just being the latest example.


Sep 3, 2013
All too many bad ideas get endlessly recycled — the carbon tax is one of them. A carbon tax could be a tax on coal, oil and gas carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants, and other sources.


Aug 29, 2013
What amendments to the U.S. Constitution, if any, would you like to see? The widespread belief is that the American constitutional republic, if not actually broken, is in a state of disrepair.


Aug 14, 2013
The Obama administration has a penchant for not safeguarding agents of the U.S. government that it ought to protect, while at the same time protecting errant civil servants, some of whom belong in jail.


Jul 30, 2013
There has been much discussion about which banks and other financial institutions are "too big to fail." In reality, no institution is too big to fail, including any private company or political entity, whether it is Detroit or the former Soviet Union.


Jul 24, 2013
Most people who work in government have no problem giving their real names and telling you what they do, but there are exceptions.


Jul 16, 2013
What type of tax reform do you want? Simplification of the existing progressive income tax system? A flat tax? A sales tax? A value-added tax? Tax professionals, economists, elected officials, and others heatedly debate the pros and cons of each.


Jun 26, 2013
It is odd to be on a small volcanic island on the equator in the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles west of Ecuador, for a meeting of economists and a few other academics and think-tank types.

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