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Veronique de Rugy


Washington, DC, United States

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

Recent articles by Veronique:

How Mandatory Paid Leave Hurts Low-Income Workers

Proponents always forget to figure in the costs. → Read More

Trump 0, Nerds 1

When it comes to the trade deficit, policy wonks were right and the president was wrong. → Read More

Bernie Sanders' Troubling Agenda

Don't believe those who tell you that Sanders is some sort of centrist. → Read More

Trump's Budget Follows in the Footsteps of Giant Spenders

It’s a testament to fiscal irresponsibility. → Read More

The Huge Difference Between Boris Johnson and Donald Trump

I have always thought that the comparison of United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson to US president Donald Trump was unfair to Johnson. And while admittedly I am no Boris Johnson expert, I do have his speech... → Read More

Uncle Sam Doubles Down on His Spending Addiction

My fellow taxpayers, this is your quarterly warning that Uncle Sam is not a good steward of your money. The → Read More

Trump's Tariffs Keep Hurting American Manufacturers

The Tariff Man has done it again. President Donald Trump recently announced that he will expand import taxes on American → Read More

Trump's Labor Department Provides Clarity on Joint Employment

Three years into the Trump administration, we see a clear pattern forming. The Obama administration implemented labor rules that make → Read More

Support for Industrial Policy Is Growing

Support for industrial policy is growing. Thankfully, no one is talking yet about the full-blown central planning popular in the 1930s. Instead, what’s now in vogue is a 1970s and ‘80s-era version of industrial... → Read More

Social Engineering Run Amok in the Department of Labor

A few years ago, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released two reports detailing enforcement and litigation abuses by the Department → Read More

Study Says Foxconn Deal Cost Wisconsin $20 Billion in Lost Economic Growth

In June 2018, President Donald Trump attended the groundbreaking ceremony for a Foxconn factory in Wisconsin. Ever exuberant in his → Read More

3 New Year's Resolutions the Government Should Adopt

Mark Twain once wrote "New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a → Read More

It's Resolution Time for Congress and the Administration, by Veronique de Rugy

Mark Twain once wrote, "New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls, and humbug resolutions, and we wish you to enjoy it with a looseness suited to the greatness of the occasion." I love this quote, which is unfortunately all too accurate. Yet, I can't help but hope that as this new year begins, some… → Read More

Politicians Are Addicted to Price Controls, by Veronique de Rugy

Despite overwhelming historical evidence demonstrating the folly of government-imposed price controls, modern politicians just can't seem to quit inflicting them on us. One obvious example involves health care, where price controls on prescription medications always seem to be just around the corner and are now being considered in the rush to eliminate surprise medical bills. → Read More

Plans by Warren and Sanders Neglect Logic, Math, and Honesty

The more I follow the Democratic presidential campaign, the more I see how little I understand some people. After all, → Read More

Democratic Wealth Tax Proposals Demonstrate Economic Ignorance

It's open season on wealth and those who create it. Candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination like Sen. Bernie Sanders → Read More

Cronyism Yields a Bumper Crop With Farm Bailouts

The ugly results of bad economic policies. → Read More

Does Capitalism Help or Hurt Women?

The economics of women and work. → Read More

The Motherhood Pay Gap, by Veronique de Rugy

Does capitalism help or hurt women? I recently participated in a debate on the topic at the Cato Institute. While preparing for the event, I learned many fascinating facts that may interest feminists who claim the best way to help American women is for the U. → 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