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Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson
Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson is vice president for policy at the Niskanen Center, overseeing the Center’s research and publications. Before coming to the Niskanen Center, Mr. Wilkinson was U.S. politics correspondent for The Economist. Previously, he was a research fellow at the Cato Institute, where he wrote on an array of topics including Social Security reform, the policy implications of happiness research, and the political economy of inequality. He was the founding editor of Cato Unbound and has been a program director at the Mercatus Center and the Institute for Humane Studies. In addition to The Economist, Mr. Wilkinson’s commentary has appeared in ForbesThe AtlanticPoliticoThe Boston Review,Bloomberg View, and other publications. He has been a columnist for The Week and a regular commentator on American Public Media’s radio program Marketplace. He holds an M.A. in philosophy from Northern Illinois University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Houston.

Will Wilkinson's Articles and Posts

Bad Regulations Hurt the Poor, Create Inequality, and Reward Unethical Business Anything Peaceful
Bad Regulations Create Inequality, Hurt the Poor, and Reward Unethical Business

The drug profiteer scandal tells us very little about capitalism, but it does tell us a lot about the perverse incentives that regulation can create.

Social Security and the Insurance Illusion The Freeman
Social Security and the Insurance Illusion

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