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Randall G. Holcombe

Randall G. Holcombe is Research Fellow at The Independent Institute, DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University, past President of the Public Choice Society, and past President of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Tech, and has taught at Texas A&M University and Auburn University. Dr. Holcombe is also Senior Fellow at the James Madison Institute and was a member of the Florida Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.

Dr. Holcombe is the author of twelve books, a contributing author to forty volumes and the author of more than 100 articles in academic and professional journals. Among his books are The Economic Foundations of Government, Public Policy and the Quality of Life, Smarter Growth (ed. with S. Staley), From Liberty to Democracy: The Transformation of American Government, Writing Off Ideas, Public Sector Economics, Public Finance and the Political Process, and Entrepreneurship and Economic Progress. His primary areas of research are public finance and the economic analysis of public policy issues.

Housing America 2009
Making Poor Nations Rich 2007
The Voluntary City 2002
Writing Off Ideas 2000
Taxing Choice 1997
Independent Review Articles
Consenting to Collective Action: The Classical Liberal Constitutional Calculus of James M. Buchanan Winter 2014
The Public Debt Problem: A Comprehensive Guide Fall 2013
Crony Capitalism: By-Product of Big Government Spring 2013
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Removing the Pleasanton Housing Cap: Right Decision, Wrong Reason March 23, 2010
Put an End to Maximum-Wage Foolishness November 5, 2009
Year After TARP: $700 Billion Down the Drain October 2, 2009
Transforming America: The Bush-Obama Stimulus Programs September 10, 2009
Is There Charity After Death? February 28, 2001
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Beacon Blog Posts
Imposing Costs on Russia: How About a Food Embargo? August 21, 2014
Orwellian Language: Peace Abroad; War at Home August 5, 2014
The War on Poverty and the War on Drugs July 29, 2014
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MyGovCost Blog Posts
Federal Government Debt Undermines the Programs It Finances January 23, 2013
A Value Added Tax Will Not Reduce the Deficit! November 18, 2010
U.S. Begins Yet Another Fiscal Year Without a Budget October 4, 2010
Research Articles
Federal Government Growth Before the New Deal September 1, 1997

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