Veronique de Rugy, Ph.D., is a contributing editor at Reason. She is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
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Many Politicians Claim That Increased Spending Sparks Economic Growth. Here's Why That's Misleading.
A new study finds that as the government expands, the private sector shrinks.
The spending plan demonstrates an unwillingness to govern and a preference for pandering to special interests.
No country gets out of poverty through redistribution of income.
The calls to implement such a plan are based on incorrect assumptions and a passive media.
The president says fighting climate change is one of his primary goals. His legislation would do no such thing.
This is the same agency that cost thousands of lives with its botched vaccine rollout.
Just because a politician says something doesn't make it so.
Democrats never miss an opportunity to rail against big corporations. Yet they're eagerly subsidizing their big corporate friends.
Workers will suffer.
And it has failed in almost every country where it's been tried.
The president's approach to immigration, trade, and industry may sound familiar.
Congress throws far too much money at special interests.
Like so many well-intentioned policies, it hurts the people it's supposed to help.
Never let a good manufactured crisis go to waste
The plan would redistribute wealth, create distortions, and grow government.
Now is the time to act.
A new book holds valuable lessons for the president-elect.
The Trump years were more than infuriating on trade matters—they were destructive.
Airlines keep claiming they need a second bailout to bring back 35,000 furloughed employees. Don't buy their argument.
Get ready for President-elect Biden to join forces with big spending Republicans.
Neither candidate promised fiscal solvency or less government interference in our lives.
The president might just be the world's worst negotiator.
The grants and loans Congress has approved for the airline industry aren't about saving jobs.
A supposedly "reformed" Export-Import bank is back to its old ways.
Even without further spending increases, the Congressional Budget Office projects that the national debt will hit 107 percent of GDP in 2023.
Policymakers have become convinced that the crony capitalist institution is the ideal tool for countering the influence of the PRC.
The federal government has already made $32 billion available to distressed airlines. The industry wants another $25 billion.
Research suggests reducing spending will boost consumption in the short- and long-run.
No more bailouts.