Daniel Sutter

Daniel Sutter is Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center and Professor of Economics at the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University.
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New Perspectives on Inequality

Inequality is one of America’s most contentious issues.  According to a popular narrative, higher taxes on the rich are needed to control growing inequality.  New research from the Johnson Center offers a...

New Perspectives on Inequality

Inequality is one of America’s most contentious issues.  According to a popular narrative, higher taxes on the rich are needed to control growing inequality.  New research from the Johnson Center offers a...

Have Washington’s Stimulus Measures Saved the Economy?

President Joe Biden signed into law a massive, $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package last Thursday, the fourth major response to the pandemic. Did these measures save our economy from a protracted recession? Our...

How Much Did GDP Decline?

The COVID-19 pandemic reduced gross domestic product (GDP) by about 4 percent in 2020.  The virus also disrupted public education, with many schools still virtual.  The tabulation of GDP has missed the...

America’s Growing Political Divide Undermines Tolerance, Rule of Law

Americans faced a crucial choice during this week’s presidential election—a choice that will remain regardless of who is ultimately declared the winner of the presidency. Perhaps more significant than the contest between...

Socialism and Economic Education

Opinion polls consistently find that young Americans view socialism favorably. For example, in a recent Gallup poll, 49 percent of millennials and Gen Z’ers stated they held a favorable view of socialism...

Commentary: Knowledge Is the True Source of Prosperity

Government's critical role in knowledge production is to protect those whose inventions improve the human condition. Our world is more prosperous than ever, or at least it was before the economic disruption from...

Socialism Watch: How Much Should We Trust Experts?

The extensive policymaking authority that governments have given to experts in public health and epidemiology during the COVID-19 pandemic sparks a question: How much should we trust experts? Critics dismiss Republicans who...

Markets and Medicines

Would you try an unproven drug to treat COVID-19?  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has understandably not approved any drug for this brand-new illness.  A willingness to try suggests...

The Stimulus and Moral Hazard

The CARES Act is one of the few government bailouts that doesn't set a bad precedent.

Daniel Sutter

Daniel Sutter is Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center and Professor of Economics at the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University.

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New Perspectives on Inequality

Inequality is one of America’s most contentious issues.  According to a popular narrative, higher taxes on the rich are needed to control growing inequality. ...

New Perspectives on Inequality

Inequality is one of America’s most contentious issues.  According to a popular narrative, higher taxes on the rich are needed to control growing inequality. ...

Have Washington’s Stimulus Measures Saved the Economy?

President Joe Biden signed into law a massive, $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package last Thursday, the fourth major response to the pandemic. Did these...

How Much Did GDP Decline?

The COVID-19 pandemic reduced gross domestic product (GDP) by about 4 percent in 2020.  The virus also disrupted public education, with many schools still...

America’s Growing Political Divide Undermines Tolerance, Rule of Law

Americans faced a crucial choice during this week’s presidential election—a choice that will remain regardless of who is ultimately declared the winner of the...

Socialism and Economic Education

Opinion polls consistently find that young Americans view socialism favorably. For example, in a recent Gallup poll, 49 percent of millennials and Gen Z’ers...

Commentary: Knowledge Is the True Source of Prosperity

Government's critical role in knowledge production is to protect those whose inventions improve the human condition. Our world is more prosperous than ever, or at...

Socialism Watch: How Much Should We Trust Experts?

The extensive policymaking authority that governments have given to experts in public health and epidemiology during the COVID-19 pandemic sparks a question: How much...

Markets and Medicines

Would you try an unproven drug to treat COVID-19?  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has understandably not approved any drug for...

The Stimulus and Moral Hazard

The CARES Act is one of the few government bailouts that doesn't set a bad precedent.