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

The Midterm Elections and the Things We Tell Ourselves

Could big spending packages actually have helped the Democrats?

Everyone Hates Our Producerist Economy

But they’re not voting Republican to fix it.

Taking the ‘Free’ Out of ‘Freelance’

A proposed Labor Department rule could harm millions of American workers, for no good policy reason.

My ‘Treason’ Charge and the New Right’s Governance Fantasy

‘Anti-elite’ statists have no plan for Leviathan’s systemic flaws.

Criminalizing Work and Harming (Almost) Everyone in the Process

The many, many downsides of occupational licensing.

The Myth of the Omniscient Authoritarian

Centralized power by an unelected elite tends to create a foolish resistance to change.

Why Shoot the Messenger?

High prices are a sign of a problem, not the problem itself.

The American-Made Boot on Puerto Rico’s Neck

The Jones Act is harmful to the island territory every day, but especially in times of natural disaster.

Politicians for Higher Prices

Lawmakers and bureaucrats want you to pay more for produce and new countertops.