Charles Blahous

Charles Blahous

Director of Spending and Budget Initiative, Senior Research Fellow
Mercatus Center

Charles Blahous is the director of the Spending and Budget Initiative and a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in domestic economic policy and retirement security (with an emphasis on Social Security), as well as federal fiscal policy, entitlements, and health care programs.

Blahous’s media appearances range from The Diane Rehm Show and Fox News to C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. He was named to SmartMoney’s “Power 30” list in 2005 and has written for the Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post, Financial Times, Politico, National Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, National Affairs, Journal of Chemical Physics, and Baseball Research Journal, among others.

Blog Posts

It’s time to face Obamacare’s problems

Obamacare is breaking down just as its critics predicted.

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Why Government Doubles Down on Policy Mistakes

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” — Milton Friedman

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