The Government and the Mob

imageHere is a link to my 26th column on Quartz: “The US government’s spying is straight out of the mob’s playbook.” The title above better represents my broader theme: what governments need to do to foster economic growth.

I pitched this column to my editors as an Independence Day column. I am proud of our American experiment: attempting government of the people, by the people, and for the people. This column is about the principles behind that American experiment, from an economic perspective.