Raheem Williams

Raheem Williams

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Raheem Williams is an active economist who has worked for numerous liberty-based academic research centers and think-tanks. He received his B.A. in economics at Florida International University and his M.A. in financial economics from the University of Detroit Mercy. He is the founder of “The Policy,” a forum that promotes public policy dialogue across socio-economic levels.

 

The views and opinions expressed in his articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agencies he is employed by or affiliated with.

Recent blog posts by this author

Why the Recent Push for the Equal Rights Amendment Isn’t Necessary

If asked about the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), most people would say it was something that died out in the 1970s. Women were liberated and worked their own way into male-dominated arenas without bothering with the amendment that couldn’t become...

Red Flag Laws: Life-Saving or Authoritarian?

Red Flag laws have spurred quite a bit of controversy. This legislative movement seeks to create a process to remove firearms from the homes of people who are rumored to be dangerous to themselves or others. The proponents of such laws cite this as...

Why 'Taxing the Rich' Falls on the Middle Class Instead

As Democrats take control of the U.S. House, taxing the rich inevitably becomes a focus. Progressive candidates wasted no time in denouncing the recent round of tax cuts in their campaigns as a give-away to the rich. Although this rhetoric often...

Why High Voter Participation is Overrated

Elections in free and open societies are often judged on voter participation rates. Pundits and scholars point to cases of poor voter turnout to support claims that our democracy is slowly decaying. This view is flawed. Voters are often uninformed,...

More Than a Million Low-Skilled Workers Just Got a Raise

Congress recently passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which temporarily lowers individual income taxes and permanently cuts corporate income taxes. This move has been celebrated by the business community with more than 125 companies announcing raises...

Were Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma Caused By Climate Change?

Hurricanes are tropical storms that can cause extensive destruction and loss of life. The devastation of recent storms, especially Hurricane Harvey, has predictably renewed the global focus on climate change. Multiple media outlets have attempted...

School Choice and Racism: A Myth Devoid of Context

There has been a lot of recent discussion on the racial impact of school choice. Critics have used research reports to corroborate their claims that school choice increases racial segregation. While these claims have a factual basis, they are in...

Trump’s Tax Breaks Are Not a ‘Gift' for the Rich

President Trump’s tax plan calls for a reduction in top individual tax rates as well as a dramatic reduction in the overall corporate tax rate. This move has unsurprisingly drawn criticism. Detractors of Trump’s tax plan argue that it favors the...