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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 effects.
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 money.
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 dynamos of innovation and growth.
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 up.
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