James R. Harrigan

James R. Harrigan

CEO, FreedomTrust
Strata

James R. Harrigan is CEO of FreedomTrust. Dr. Harrigan taught at the collegiate level for a number of years, became Dean of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani, and later served as Director of Academic Programs at the Institute for Humane Studies and Strata, where he was also Senior Research Fellow. He has written extensively for the popular press, with articles appearing in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, and a host of other outlets. His current work focuses on political economy, public policy, and political philosophy.

Blog Posts

Here’s why the tax code is so huge.

Politicians and their enablers have an incentive to make taxes complicated, because the more convoluted the tax law becomes, the easier it is to hide who is paying and who is receiving.

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Women prosper when markets are free

Today is International Women’s Day and, in some of the least surprising news of the day, it turns out that women’s equality ties into economic freedom. International Women’s Day was founded…

Relief from wars & politics

Reports of the world’s demise are greatly exaggerated.

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