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Abigail R. Hall Blanco
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Abigail Hall Blanco is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and an Associate Professor of Economics at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. She was previously an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Tampa. She received her Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.

Professor Hall is the author of scholarly articles in such journals as Public Choice, Defence and Peace Economics, Advances in Austrian Economics, Review of Austrian Economics, The Independent Review, Atlantic Economic Review, and The Journal of Private Enterprise. And, her popular articles have appeared in Newsweek, The Hill, The Daily Caller, The American Thinker, and the nationally-syndicated McClatchy-Tribune News Service.

She is also the recipient of the William P. Snavley Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies, Association of Private Enterprise Young Scholar Award (2013, 2014, 2015), and the Don Lavoie Memorial Essay Competition Award.

Her work includes topics surrounding women's issues in business and the family, civil and economic liberty, the U.S. military and national defense, including, domestic police militarization, arms sales, weapons as foreign aid, and the political economy of military technology.

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Women and Children Suffer at the Hand of the Taliban—Research Fellow Abigail R. Hall interviewed on Newsmax TV August 20, 2021
Income Inequality & Wealth | Abby Hall Blanco on Stossel November 8, 2016
The Surveillance State | Abigail Hall Blanco June 11, 2015

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Political Correctness and the 2016 Presidential Election - Research Fellow Abigail Hall Blanco Appears on the Marc Cox radio show on KFTK in St. Louis, MO. December 14, 2016
Research Fellow Abigail R. Hall Blanco on New Minimum Wage Hikes March 22, 2016
Michelle Obama’s School Lunches Get an “F” — Research Fellow Abigail R. Hall Blanco on KTRS Radio March 9, 2016
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Independent Review Articles
Militarized Extremism: The Radical Right and the War on Terror Fall 2021
Walter E. Williams: Scholar, Teacher, and Public Intellectual Summer 2021
Cronyism: Necessary for the Minimal, Protective State Winter 2018/19
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Commentary Articles
Far-Right Extremism: An Overlooked Cost of the War on Terror September 10, 2021
A World without Billionaires Would Be Brutal February 12, 2021
The Military–Big Tech–Complex February 9, 2021
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Beacon Blog Posts
The Sunk Cost Fallacy in the War on Terror August 9, 2021
Ending of a Needle Exchange Program Shows How Government is Addicted to Failure June 10, 2021
Chauvin Outcome Is the Exception, Not the Rule April 21, 2021
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Catalyst Posts
Guard Your Liberty September 24, 2018



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