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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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 seriously rethinking...

The Stimulus and Moral Hazard

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

Socialism and the Horrors of Communism

Young Americans seem oblivious to the horrors of socialism and communism. Bernie Sanders is brainwashing our youth.

Death, Taxes and Prosperity

We like taxing businesses because they appear rich. Yet the question of who truly pays business taxes is very complicated.

Animal Welfare and Economics

Meat is unlikely to be banned until many more Americans first become vegetarians.

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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