Raymond C. Niles

Raymond C. Niles is a Senior Fellow the American Institute for Economic Research and Assistant Professor of Economics & Management at DePauw University. He holds a PhD in Economics from George Mason University and an MBA in Finance & Economics from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. Prior to embarking on his academic career, Niles worked for more than 15 years on Wall Street as a senior equity research analyst at Citigroup, Schroders, and Goldman Sachs, and as managing partner of a hedge fund investing in energy securities. Niles has published a book chapter and numerous articles in scholarly and popular publications.

President Donald Trump is a Classic Mercantilist

Trump is a classic mercantilist. A mercantilist favors exporters over importers and the use of government tariffs to promote (or “protect”) less efficient, but politically favored “national champion” companies against their foreign competitors.

TikTok, Trump and the Art of the Shakedown

The impending takedown of TikTok sets a dangerous precedent. It marks a serious diminution of the rule of law and a major step-up in the authoritarian use of power by our executive branch.

Twitter is Private Property President Trump

Letting President Trump use the police power of the government to fight the Left is self-contradictory. “If the owners of a media platform do not get to decide who can appear on it, then who gets to make that decision?” Government force will not achieve freedom. It will only achieve tyranny.

Say No To Bailouts and Subsidies

We are setting ourselves up to become Japan when it suffered more than two “lost decades” of weak or no economic growth.

The Coronavirus and Anti-Gouging Laws

Instead of finding (temporarily expensive) masks available for sale, we are confronted by “No masks available” signs everywhere we look.

What a Dictator Does to an Economy

It is not for the president or any politician or regulator to issue dictates telling individuals or businesses where and what and how much to invest, much less what to say

 

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