Scott Lincicome

Scott Lincicome is the author of Capitolism, vice president of general economics and trade at the Cato Institute, and a visiting lecturer at Duke University Law School.

Scott Lincicome

Unfrozen Caveman Tucker

Simple folk wisdom can be persuasive, even when pushed by an obvious phony.

Aluminum Tariff Follies

The sordid reality of modern U.S. trade policy.

Collateral Damage in the War on ‘Gig Work’

A new Department of Labor rule regarding independent contractors is likely to hurt overall employment.

Blame Bad Law for Biden’s Bad LNG Pause

A notoriously vague delegation of congressional authority lets the president play politics with global energy security.

Industrial Policy’s Corruption Problem Is Hiding in Plane Sight

Boeing’s troubles reveal another risk of government support for ‘national champions’

On ‘Making Things’

Promoting manufacturing isn’t as simple (or desirable) as it might sound.

Some of My Big 2024 Questions

Will we avoid a recession? Will China’s recovery continue to fizzle? Is this the year for AI? And more.

Japanic! at the Steelco

U.S. Steel gives American protectionists just what they wanted … good and hard.

A Great Year for Free Market Capitalism in Film

Five movies that captured the thrill and agony of markets, dynamism, risk, and competition.

Washington Has Lost the (Updated) Script on China

Xi Jinping’s China is not nearly the unstoppable economic powerhouse that many predicted.