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John Gustavsson

John Gustavsson (@Nationstatist) is a conservative writer from Sweden and holds a Ph.D. in economics from Maynooth University in Ireland.

Articles by John Gustavsson

July 21, 2021 5:30 am

A ‘Nation of Renters’? Let’s Hope Not.

A major shift away from homeownership would transform our politics and our economy for the worse.
John Gustavsson
April 15, 2021 5:30 am

Four Ways the Tax System Abuses Our Cognitive Biases

The federal income tax system is a behavioral economist's nightmare.
John Gustavsson
March 25, 2021 5:30 am

Nostalgia Is Not an Economic Policy

The vanguards of the left and right both seem intent on trying to recreate the post-war economy. They can’t.
John Gustavsson
March 11, 2021 5:30 am

Take It From a Swede, Forget the ‘Fight for $15’

There are good reasons to have a minimum wage, but the radical $15 per hour proposal could have disastrous knock-on…
John Gustavsson
January 27, 2021 5:30 am

The Next Stimulus Check Should Be a Credit Card

If Congress is aiming for a short-term economic boost, they should make it harder for people to save their stimulus…
John Gustavsson
December 16, 2020 5:30 am

How Europe and the U.K. Can Reach a Fair Free Trade Deal

Step one is to replace vindictiveness with pragmatism.
John Gustavsson
October 13, 2020 9:53 am

Academic Freedom Is a Key American Advantage over China

Without robust and broad freedom to read, write, speak, and research, American students and universities might lose what makes them…
John Gustavsson
September 18, 2020 5:30 am

Why Sweden Should Join NATO

Sweden has avoided joining the alliance for decades, but the partnership may be too fruitful for either side to pass…
John Gustavsson
August 28, 2020 5:31 am

International Conservatism Needs Trump to Lose

The Reaganite-Thatcherite political movements in Europe and elsewhere can’t survive if Donald Trump becomes the face of the global right.
John Gustavsson