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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 anti-money laundering laws by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Should money laundering laws be abolished?

If you are reading a news article about someone being charged with armed robbery, a visual image of a fellow with a gun holding up a store or bank probably comes to mind. Published May 15, 2023

Illustration on the unraveling of the Biden Administration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Biden’s impending Watergate

Those who think they can protect President Biden by not handing up indictments or engaging in a cover-up have not learned the lessons of Watergate. Published April 24, 2023

Illustration on the prominence of the U.S. dollar in world currency by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How to destroy the U.S. dollar

Countries hostile to the U.S. and others have been meeting with another to devise ways to dethrone the U.S. dollar as the world's primary reserve currency. Published April 3, 2023

Congress and the debt crisis illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

How will the U.S. debt crisis end?

"Deficits don't matter," except when they do. Congress and the Biden administration are in one of their periodic fights about lifting the debt limit, with threats about "defaulting" on the debt. Published February 27, 2023

Text from the ChatGPT page of the OpenAI website is shown in this photo, in New York, Feb. 2, 2023. State of the Union speeches could be crafted on autopilot, so formulaic are they. To shake things up before President Joe Biden's speech to Congress on Tuesday night, The Associated Press asked the computer program ChatGPT to channel some of history's great thinkers, like Aristotle, and some decidedly not great ones, like the Three Stooges, and produce 300-word versions. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Embrace or fear ChatGPT?

Remember travel agencies? Yes, a few still exist, but what was common is now rare -- death by internet. Published February 6, 2023