Brian Domitrovic

Brian Domitrovic

Assistant Professor of History
Sam Houston State University

Brian Domitrovic is author of Econoclasts: The Rebels Who Sparked the Supply-Side Revolution and Restored American Prosperity. He holds the Ph.D. in history from Harvard, where he also did graduate work in the economics department. His A.B. is from Columbia. Currently, he is assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He has taught at Grove City College, Allegheny College, and Slippery Rock University. He lives with his wife and three daughters in suburban Houston. His blog, “Supply-Side Economics Today,” is at econoclasts.net. – See more at: https://home.isi.org/about/people/2828#sthash.jQ225Ubz.dpuf

Blog Posts

How taxing the rich paradoxically resulted in more inequality for all

Whenever we have raised taxes on the rich, we have seen horrible offenses against inequality and economic growth.

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Videos

Why The Rich Like High Taxes

When politicians raise taxes on the rich, what do the rich do to protect their $$$? This Prof. shows how high taxes actually made America less equal.

The Myth of Equality in the 1950s

Why do people keep saying the ‘50s were more “equal” than today? Perhaps they forget how many people were in poverty — or what the major unions did to African-Americans.  

How Tax Cuts Made Silicon Valley Possible

Tech inventors switched from making missile systems for the government to making personal computers thanks to tax cuts. Watch more with Dr. Domitrovic.

Evidence for the Gold Standard

Is there evidence the gold standard is good for America? Here’s what Prof. Domitrovic told Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. For more on the gold standard, watch. 

Why Do We Have Student Loans?

Student loans skyrocketed from the 1980s to the 2007 recession. Dr. Domitrovic says this is a bubble that needs to pop. For notifications of new Learn Liberty videos, click the…

US Economic History 9 — America’s Transition to a Global Economy (1960s-1990s)

The US became a global economy, but also struggled with stagflation and trade conflicts. Video created with the Bill of Rights Institute to help students ace their exams. This is the…

US Economic History 8 — Post-WWII Boom: Transition to a Consumer Economy

The American economy boomed in the years after World War II. Video created with the Bill of Rights Institute to help students ace their exams. This is the eighth video in…

US Economic History 7 — The Great Depression: Causes & Repercussions

Video created with the Bill of Rights Institute to help students ace their exams. This is the seventh video in a series of nine with Professor Brian Domitrovic, which aim to…

US Economic History 6 — Progressivism & the New Deal

In the Progressive and New Deal eras, government intervened heavily in the economy. Video created with the Bill of Rights Institute to help students ace their exams. This is the…

US Economic History 5 — Economic Growth in the Gilded Age

In the Gilded Age (the 1870s and 1880s), the US economy grew faster than ever. Video created with the Bill of Rights Institute to help students ace their exams. This…

US Economic History 4 — Economic Causes of the Civil War

Federal tariffs and slavery caused tensions that led to the Civil War. Video created with the Bill of Rights Institute to help students ace their exams. This is the fourth video…

US Economic History 3 — National Banks’ Rise and Fall

Does a national bank make the US economy more stable or more chaotic? Video created with the Bill of Rights Institute to help students ace their exams. This is the third…

US Economic History 2 — Interstate Commerce & the Constitution

The Constitution’s Interstate Commerce clause was supposed to liberate American markets. Video created with the Bill of Rights Institute to help students ace their exams. This is the second video in…

US Economic History 1 — How Mercantilism Started the American Revolution

The British Empire’s mercantilist plan backfired — and led to the American Revolution. Video created with the Bill of Rights Institute to help students  ace their exams.   This is the…