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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

Big Brother Putin Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

RAHN: When money mischief goes global

Do you want the Obama administration sharing all of your financial information with the Russian, Chinese and Saudi Arabian governments? Published July 28, 2014

Illustration on global warming fearists by William Brown/Tribune Content Agency

RAHN: Global warming believers deny reality

Much of the media treat those who are skeptics about man-made global warming with the pejorative term "global-warming deniers," as if they were Holocaust deniers. Published June 23, 2014

Fracking Benefits Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

RAHN: How fracking has saved Obama

Without fracking of oil and gas deposits, there would have been no economic growth in the U.S. over the past five years. Published June 2, 2014

Illustration on GOP affinity for Reagan Kemp policies by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

RAHN: Recalling the Reagan-Kemp vision

What is the Republican Party's vision for America? You may have a hard time answering other than "not President Obama and his policies." Published May 19, 2014

FILE - The April 24, 2014 file photo shows the logo of Swiss bank UBS and the Swiss flag in Zurich, Switzerland. Solid returns from its wealth management and investment banking divisions helped Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS AG, post a 7 percent profit advance in the first quarter.  (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)

RAHN: Economic freedom versus big government

Do you think there would be more jobs, less poverty and higher real incomes if government was 60 percent or 18 percent of gross domestic product? Published May 12, 2014

Illustration: Founding Fathers by John Camejo for The Washington Times

RAHN: Abusive civil asset-forfeiture laws

Do you think the Internal Revenue Service and other government agencies should have the right to seize your assets, including your bank accounts, when you have not been convicted of wrongdoing? Published April 14, 2014

Illustration on paper money by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

RAHN: Why do we still use paper money?

Paper currency is dirty and is a major transmitter of disease as it goes from unwashed hand to unwashed hand. It is easily lost and stolen, and can be easily destroyed by getting wet or burned. Published April 7, 2014