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Veronique de Rugy


Washington, DC, United States

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  • reason
  • AIER
  • Creators
  • The Hill
  • The New York Times
  • Washington Examiner
  • Mercatus Center

Recent articles by Veronique:

Does Capitalism Help or Hurt Women?

The economics of women and work. → Read More

More Aid to Education Will Not Make It More Affordable

By Veronique de Rugy, Jack Salmon | Far from improving college affordability, the empirical evidence reveals that federal student aid does not do much to make college more affordable and might actually be increasing costs. → Read More

Trump's Trade War Is a Loser for America

The president’s economic agenda is harming U.S. businesses and consumers. → Read More

On Trade, Both Trump and Warren Get a Fail

By Veronique de Rugy | When you care about freedom, there are a lot of areas where politicians of both sides are two sides of the same coin. → Read More

Trump's Tariffs Fail Again

The president’s policies are hurting the U.S. economy. → Read More

When Truth Goes Hyperbolic, by Veronique de Rugy

In his book "The Art of the Deal," President Donald Trump described his communication style as "truthful hyperbole." Hyperbole, sure. Truthful, questionable. Take Trump's recent speech in Pennsylvania where he declared that his tariffs had turned things around for the domestic steel industry. He also claimed the unratified United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement — USMCA or the new NAFTA — and his… → Read More

Payroll Tax Cut Won't Stimulate the Economy

By Veronique de Rugy | A payroll tax cut will not stimulate the economy. A better path is to stop the trade war and lift all the tariffs. → Read More

Donald Trump's Big Government Presidency

The Trump administration is pro-government intervention. → Read More

A Truly Populist Social Security Reform

Politicians need to face the facts about Social Security. → Read More

A Truly Populist Social Security Reform, by Veronique de Rugy

The U. S. → Read More

Trump's Trade Policy Makes No Sense

When it comes to trade, the Trump administration is guided by incoherent economic thinking. → Read More

Fed Intervention in Real Time Payments Is Pointless and Maybe Destructive

By Veronique de Rugy | the Fed should stay in its lane and stop trying to re-invent what banks are already doing. → Read More

Passing Laws, Passing Taxes, and Passing the Buck

Understanding the real economic impact of higher taxes. → Read More

Colorado's Paid Leave Proposal Ignores Trade-Offs

The unintended consequences of a one-size-fits-all plan. → Read More

Colorado's Paid Leave Proposal Ignores Trade-Offs, by Veronique de Rugy

There are no valid free market arguments for a nationwide, one-size-fits-all federal plan to provide paid leave. But should experimentation with this policy be off-limits to states? The beauty of a federalist system is that states can experiment and innovate with their own policies. → Read More

Washington gives up on spending cuts

Missing from the conversation about whether the spending hikes are fine or just tolerable was any notable discussion about spending less – at least on certain things – and what that might look like. → Read More

America Needs You, Don Lavoie

By Veronique de Rugy | In a world where it sometimes feels like free market advocates are tolerating more intervention in our economy than we would have ever predicted, Lavoie calls upon us never to forget the abiding importance of remaining true to one’s belief in the power and humanity of markets. → Read More

Once Again, Uncle Sam Shirks Fiscal Responsibility in Budget Deal

Trump's 2018 commitment that he would never sign a massive spending deal ever again was fake news. → Read More

Once Again, Uncle Sam Shirks Fiscal Responsibility in Budget Deal, by Veronique de Rugy

This year, the deficit will end up being the fourth highest in U. S. → Read More

Unemployment, Underemployment and the Comprehensive Jobless Rate, by Veronique de Rugy

When he testified before Congress last week, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell made an interesting comment: → Read More