Politics

Do the Populists Have a Point?

The case for populism is that it is a reaction to the failures and corruption of “the elites.” The people… Read More

13 hours ago

Ideas of India: The Development-Biodiversity Tradeoff in India

Ideas of India is a podcast in which Mercatus Senior Research Fellow Shruti Rajagopalan examines the academic ideas that can propel… Read More

5 days ago

China’s Coercive Moves Against Taiwan Are Counterproductive

The military threat facing Taiwan reached an unprecedented level when China fired off 11 weaponized ballistic missiles toward the island,… Read More

6 days ago

The China Challenge: Risks to the U.S. Economy if China Invades Taiwan in Seven Charts

The trade and economic effects of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan could easily exceed those of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.… Read More

3 weeks ago

The GOP Establishment Is Also at Fault for This Year’s Lousy Slate of Republican Candidates

On Tuesday, Republicans in New Hampshire faced a choice: Whom should they choose to compete against the vulnerable Democratic incumbent,… Read More

3 weeks ago

The Economic Nationalists’ Banana Republic

The attempts of Donald Trump-supporting “MAGA Republicans” to overturn the last election have been the focus of the recent hearings… Read More

3 weeks ago

Elizabeth Knew Her Job and Did It Well

The unifying factor in the decline of many of our institutions is a confusion by participants, particularly in leadership roles,… Read More

3 weeks ago

What Would a Meloni-Led Government Mean for Italy—and for the World?

In a few short weeks, all eyes will be on Italy, as the nation will hold legislative elections that could… Read More

1 month ago

Justice Kagan and Textualism

Seven years ago, during the Antonin Scalia Lecture series at Harvard Law School, Justice Elena Kagan famously proclaimed, “We’re all… Read More

1 month ago

Yes, What Happened on Jan. 6 Was an Attempted Coup

Ever since the events at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, a robust debate has ensued over what to… Read More

1 month ago