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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

FILE - Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee during a hearing on Proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 8, 2022. The global minimum tax is aimed at making it harder for companies to dodge taxes by moving from country to country in search of lower rates, and Yellen played a leading role in negotiating the deal among 130 countries. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Entire Biden economic team needs to be replaced

What is a recession? Who is to say? What is an economist, and who is to say? For many years, I called myself an economist with a certain pride -- but these days not so much. Published August 1, 2022

Illustration on the costs of green policy by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Biden’s energy cabal making the world suffer

Do you like wilderness camping? That is, real wilderness camping where you have nothing more than a little tent, a blanket and six days of food, but no cell phone or even a flashlight? Published May 31, 2022

Russian president Vladimir Putin, left, talks with US president Joe Biden, right, during the US - Russia summit in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

Putin and Biden: Deceptive, dangerous and delusional

When the body politic trusts one person, whether elected through democratic means or otherwise, with life and death decisions over thousands, if not millions, they put all at risk. Published May 23, 2022

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