Scott Lincicome

Scott Lincicome is the author of Capitolism, Director of General Economics and Trade at the Cato Institute, and a visiting lecturer at Duke University Law School.

Scott Lincicome

Cracking the Big Egg Conspiracy

Hint: It wasn’t ‘greedflation’ that caused high prices late last year.

Cobalt Superabundance and the Pretense of Knowledge

Sometimes, doing nothing is the best solution to a problem.

Social Policy With a Side of Chips

Subsidies intended to boost our semiconductor production come with a tangled web of strings attached.

How Corporate Greed Helped Save Europe

When war broke out, countries were able to wean themselves from Russian energy.

Buyback Mountain (of Nonsense)

Stock repurchases are under fire—for no good reason.

Bye, America

Forcing federal contractors to use U.S. goods and services generates all sorts of economic harms.

AI Is Coming For Our Jobs (And That’s Okay)

Humans are adaptable, and we have a long history of overcoming disruptive technologies.

U.S. Policy Needs More Humility

(Or, “How I learned to start worrying and hate the ban.”)

Accountability and the Air Traffic Control Debacle (That I Experienced Firsthand)

There is an obvious way to implement urgently needed reform.