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Veronique De Rugy

Veronique de Rugy is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a nationally syndicated columnist. Her primary research interests include the U.S. economy, the federal budget, homeland security, taxation, tax competition, and financial privacy. Her popular weekly charts, published by the Mercatus Center, address economic issues ranging from lessons on creating sustainable economic growth to the implications of government tax and fiscal policies. She has testified numerous times in front of Congress on the effects of fiscal stimulus, debt and deficits, and regulation on the economy.

Videos by Veronique De Rugy

Ep. 13 Dr. Veronique de Rugy on Coronavirus Economics and Pointless Regulations

Dr. Veronique de Rugy, senior research fellow of the Mercatus Center, senior fellow of American Institute for Economic Research and nationally syndicated columnist, joined me to talk about coronavirus economics, pointless regulations that have been exposed and more! Dr. de Rugy’s work has been published in Reason Magazine, the New York Times, National Review and …

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Ep. 13 Dr. Veronique de Rugy on Coronavirus Economics and Pointless Regulations

Dr. Veronique de Rugy, senior research fellow of the Mercatus Center, senior fellow of American Institute for Economic Research and nationally syndicated columnist, joined me to talk about coronavirus economics, pointless regulations that have been exposed and more! Dr. de Rugy’s work has been published in Reason Magazine, the New York Times, National Review and more.

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Veronique de Rugy – Rediscovering Don Lavoie to fight today’s calls for industrial Policy

Veronique de Rugy. Rediscovering Don Lavoie to fight today’s calls for industrial Policy

There is no better time for the world to rediscover the work of Don Lavoie-one of the most informed and insightful of modern economists on the socialist calculation debate. His contribution to the current moment were actually published in the 80s in the form of two books. The first one is Rivalry and Central Planning: "The Socialist Calculation Debate Revisited", published by Cambridge University Press. Lavoie’s other important book, and arguably the most important one during this troubling times, is "National Economic Planning: What ls Left?" It was written and first published by the Cato Institute in 1985, before being reprinted in 2016 by the Mercatus Center. Remarkably, both books were published

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Economics of Eyelashes Featuring Veronique de Rugy

Why the Economics of Vanity Matter

Mistakenly we believe that price indicates quality however, as we learn in this episode, unnecessary licensing and government over-regulation can create artificially high pricing with no bearing on quality in the beauty business. Veronique de Rugy joins Heather Wagenhals to discuss the failings of government-mandated licensing for certain professions.

Who’s On: Veronique de Rugy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a nationally syndicated columnist. Her primary research interests include the US economy, the federal budget, homeland security, taxation, tax competition, and financial privacy. Her popular weekly charts, published by the Mercatus Center, address economic issues ranging from lessons on

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Economics of Eyelashes Featuring Veronique de Rugy

Why the Economics of Vanity Matter Mistakenly we believe that price indicates quality however, as we learn in this episode, unnecessary licensing and government over-regulation can create artificially high pricing with no bearing on quality in the beauty business. Veronique de Rugy joins Heather Wagenhals to discuss the failings of government-mandated licensing for certain professions. …

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Talking Freedom, Economics and Passion with French Firebrand Veronique de Rugy

Economist and French Firebrand Veronique de Rugy Visits Way of the Renaissance Man Starring Jim Woods Welcome to the Way the Renaissance Man podcast. This is a show about ideas, personal empowerment, and celebrating the rational life. Our goal is to help each other discover the tools needed to better focus our minds, integrate our thoughts with actions, and live the lives we really want with your host Jim Woods.

Who’s On: This episode, Jim speaks with one of his favorite economists and writers, Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University during FreedomFest 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ms. de Rugy is the author of a weekly opinion column for the Creators Syndicate; writes regular columns for Reason magazine, and blogs about economics at

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Veronique de Rugy on the TRUE source of the Gender Pay Gap

Veronique de Rugy, an economist and scholar with the Mercatus Institute has concluded from the data that most of the gap disappears when you account for the kinds of jobs men and women work, their education and skill levels, and the number of hours worked. Single women with no children, for example, earn more than men. Whatever discrepancy may have existed due to discrimination has already been eliminated. The “Battle of Sexes” is over, and women won.

She joins me to discuss the true source of the infamous 79 cents statistic.

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Veronique de Rugy on the TRUE source of the Gender Pay Gap

Veronique de Rugy, an economist and scholar with the Mercatus Institute has concluded from the data that most of the gap disappears when you account for the kinds of jobs men and women work, their education and skill levels, and the number of hours worked. Single women with no children, for example, earn more than …

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Zoltan Istvan FreedomFest 2018 Basic Income debate w/ Barbara Kolm & moderator Veronique De Rugy

My debate on #BasicIncome at #libertarian FreedomFest 2018 in Las Vegas against Dr. Barbara Kolm, director at the Austrian Economic Center. The debate was moderated by syndicated columnist and scholar Veronique de Rugy, with about 100 people in attendance. I supported my Federal Land Dividend, a libertarian version of a basic income that leases Federal Land and distributes some proceeds back to Americans. This version of a basic income does not raise taxes and will eliminate other redundant social programs.

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