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Richard W. Rahn

Richard W. Rahn

Richard W. Rahn is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and chairman of the Institute for Global Economic Growth.

Articles by Richard W. Rahn

Illustration on inflation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How will inflation end?

The good news is that inflation will end. The bad news is that, given who is making economic policy, it is more likely to end badly than benignly. Published May 9, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 11, 2022, to announce a final version of his administration's ghost gun rule, which comes with the White House and the Justice Department under growing pressure to crack down on gun deaths. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden’s war on the ‘common man’

The political version of the story about the preacher caught in the brothel is the politician who tells everyone about how much he or she cares for the common man, but whose actions make their lives much worse. Published April 18, 2022

Illustration by Mark Weber

The global monetary disaster

We are in the early stages of a global money meltdown. The money meltdown, mainly stemming from governments spending and borrowing irresponsibly, has been underway for some time. Published April 11, 2022

Pekid Putin Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

What is Putin’s life expectancy?

Many of the world's political leaders and even some of the business leaders who should know better seem to have forgotten "stage two." Published April 4, 2022

This coveted space is effectively shrinking, however, because economic articles are exploding in size. According to an academic study, the median length of an article in five of the nation's most prestigious economic journals has tripled since the 1970s, when thinkers such as Milton Friedman were revolutionizing the discipline. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams, File)

Economists are strange people

Would you take a college seriously if some geography department professors argue that the world was flat? Published March 28, 2022

George Washington the Patriot Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

What would George Washington have done?

George Washington, whose 290th birthday we are now celebrating, is often and probably correctly viewed as the "indispensable man" of the American Revolution more than any of the American Founders. Published February 21, 2022

Burning Money over Inflation Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The curse of inflation

This past week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that consumer prices rose by seven percent during this past year, the highest in 40 years. Published January 17, 2022