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Anthony Randazzo is director of economic research for Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. He specializes in housing finance, financial services regulation, and macroeconomic policy. Randazzo also works frequently on privatization, tax policy, monetary policy, and Turkish-U.S. political and economic issues.
Randazzo's work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Barron's, The Washington Times, The Detroit News, Chicago Sun-Times, Reason magazine and various other online and print publications. Prior to joining Reason, he worked at The Policy Center in New York, as well as a freelance journalist and legal assistant.
Randazzo graduated from The King's College, in New York City with a B.A. in politics, philosophy, and economics. Additionally, he currently lectures on Turkish politics and economics at The King's College and co-organizes an annual conference on global business and entrepreneurship in Ankara, Turkey.
He splits time between New York City and Washington D.C.
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- The Jobs Speech Obama Should Give
AOTC: Solving unemployment requires stripping away unnecessary regulations, encouraging entrepreneurs, and restructuring the American economy.
September 8, 2011
- The Fed's QE Makes Life Difficult
How quantitative easing is helping investors but hurting households
James Groth and Anthony Randazzo
August 25, 2011
- Ending a Failed Social Policy
A Case for Dropping the Mortgage Interest Deduction
Anthony Randazzo and Dean Stansel
August 19, 2011
- The Myth of the Middle Class Mortgage Deduction
The mortgage interest deduction no longer primarily benefits the middle class
August 5, 2011
- Reviewing Geithner's Financial Reform Principles Regarding Dodd-Frank
A year has gone by since the Treasury Secretary unfurled his plan, and it is clear that regulators cannot walk Geithner's talk
James Groth and Anthony Randazzo
August 3, 2011
- The Falling Middle Class Deduction
AOTC: Most of the benefits of the mortgage interest deduction are no longer for the middle class
August 2, 2011
- The Failure of Quantitative Easing
A perfect storm brews on the economic horizon while the Fed looks the other way.
Anthony Randazzo and James Groth
July 15, 2011
- Minnesota's Misguided Cigarette Tax
Minnesota failed to fix its budget with a cigarette tax in 2005. And the state will fail if tries again.
Anthony Randazzo and Carson Bruno
July 8, 2011
- A New Blueprint for Recovery
AOTC: What Ails the Economy Today and What to Do About Fixing Tomorrow
July 8, 2011
- The Turkish Model and Jasmine Revolution
Turkey is not a perfect blueprint for Arab nations seeking reform
Amanda L. Patterson and Anthony Randazzo
July 7, 2011
- The Debt Ceiling Walks the Red Carpet
If Congress and the president can't agree on spending cuts, they should consider ending Fannie and Freddie in exchange for a short-term increase in the debt ceiling.
Anthony Randazzo and Satya Thallam
June 27, 2011
- Fatma Caught Between Secularism and Liberalization
What the re-elected Turkish government should do about its headscarf ban
Stephanie Brewster and Anthony Randazzo
June 17, 2011
- Renters are Fiscally Responsible Too
Three reasons renting should be a part of the American Dream
June 14, 2011
- Affordable Housing Means Your House Is Worth Less
Consumer advocates have their priorities backwards.
June 9, 2011
- Obama's Success Hinges on Turkey's Upcoming Election
What the June 12 Turkish elections mean for the Middle East and global finance
May 25, 2011
- Bin Laden and the Budget Debate
Will the Al Qaeda leader's death impact the unfolding political battles over defense spending and the debt ceiling?
May 4, 2011
- The Myth of Homeownership Wealth Creation
AOTC: Homeownership is a decent savings account that grows with inflation, but it is not a wealth builder as many believe
April 26, 2011
- The Fate of the Mortgage Monsters
A great diagnosis of Fannie and Freddie, a weak prescription
April 18, 2011
- Housing Finance Reform Creeps Forward
After three years of ignoring the mortgage monsters, House Democrats now think Congress is moving too fast to get rid of them.
April 8, 2011
- A Treasury GSE Management Failure
It is time for Treasury to fulfill it's management responsibility of GSE debt issuances
March 24, 2011
- A Dysfunctional Fix to a Dysfunctional System
The new mortgage servicing regulation proposals are good for regulators, bad for homeowners.
March 18, 2011
- Downgradocalypse 2015
AOTC: How out of control debt could tangibly hurt America
March 17, 2011
- US Missing Huge Opportunity by Not Opening Up Trade With Turkey
Free trade would mean lower prices on goods here in the US, better opportunities for American companies, as well as increased employment.
Joshua Newell and Anthony Randazzo
March 11, 2011
- Housing Finance Reform: The Three Actions Politicians Could Take
It's possible that real reform could take root. But it will be a tricky minefield to cross to get there.
March 4, 2011
- The End of Fannie and Freddie
Obama plan offers Tea Party and GOP a chance to privatize housing market
February 21, 2011
- Time to Write Off the Mortgage Interest Deduction
Congress should take the bold step President Obama didn't on housing subsidies
Anthony Randazzo and Jesse Kline
February 18, 2011
- How to Start the Housing Reform Process
Ten ideas to reform mortgage finance in the near-term while laying the ground work for long-term changes
February 10, 2011
- Libertarian Support of the Tax Compromise
Why libertarians should be uneasily in support of extending the Bush-era tax laws
December 16, 2010
- The Other Big Debate This Election Cycle -- The 'Wets' vs. 'Drys'
State monopolies on liquor sales don't create safer societies than states with privatized sales
Anthony Randazzo and Jason Mercier
November 1, 2010
- Leaving Taxes or Candy on the Table
Research suggests sin tax projections in Washington will just create a heavier tax burden and leave the state needing to make future cuts
Anthony Randazzo and David Godow
October 25, 2010
- The Tax Man Cometh
Obama's tax plan will hurt small businesses and damage the economy.
October 15, 2010
- Basel Accord Redux Redux
The Basel III Accord—a third revision of capital regulations in three decades—won't have enough of an impact on Wall Street to dissuade another financial crisis.
October 6, 2010
- Towards an Alternative Regulatory Culture
Ideas for fixing Dodd-Frank when the time comes
September 27, 2010
- Tax Policy Manipulation Won't Fix the Economy
President Obama's tax plan is full of holes and flawed analysis; the GOP's alternative is not much better
September 15, 2010
- Breaking Down the Derivatives Market
The new rules governing derivatives trades don't address real problems
September 7, 2010
- Lost and Found
Taking Inventory of the Public’s Real Property Assets
September 2, 2010
- China's Looming Real-Estate Bubble
A massive Keynesian spending program has misallocated capital and set the stage for a crisis
Anthony Randazzo and Shikha Dalmia
August 23, 2010
- Dissecting the Geithner View on Housing Reform
Secretary Geithner is making too many assumptions before the housing debate begins
August 19, 2010
- More Fed Power Won't Save the Economy
After failing to catch the last bubble the Fed and Treasury have been selected to stop the next crisis... really?
August 4, 2010
- Ignoring the Gigantic Subprime Elephants in the Room
The Dodd-Frank Act kicked the can down the road on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reform
July 29, 2010
- Too Much Confidence
Bernanke Wants Us to Trust His Poor Record
Anthony Randazzo and Marius Gustavson
June 30, 2010
- Senate Fails Government-Sponsored Rating Agency Reform
The Franken amendment to the Senate banking bill will make the rating agency problem worse.
May 19, 2010
- Congress Didn't Learn Anything From the Financial Crisis
Dodd bill hands more power to failed regulators and guarantees "too big to fail" bailouts
May 4, 2010
- Coming Up Short
What Michael Lewis’ The Big Short gets right—and wrong—about the financial meltdown
April 26, 2010
- How to Repopulate Cleveland And Other Once-Great American Cities
Fix education, promote bottom-up redevelopment, and leverage the value of the private sector
March 19, 2010
- How Cities Can Take Care of Businesses
Uncovering problems with tax codes and licensing regimes
March 17, 2010
- Deflating China’s Bubble
Damned if they do, damned if they don’t
Marius Gustavson and Anthony Randazzo
March 10, 2010
- Bulldozing the American Dream
It’s time to kick Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of the housing market
March 8, 2010
- The Myth of the Recovery
The White House claims the economy is on the mend. That’s a fantasy.
March 1, 2010
- Don't Break the Banks
Why Obama's plan to reinstate Glass-Steagall is a terrible idea
February 12, 2010
- How to Avoid Closing Washington State Parks (5/17)
- Give Managed Lane Conversions Time (5/16)
- Why is the CDC Being Anti-Science on State Liquor Privatization? (5/14)
- Louisiana Republicans Introduce Bills to Replicate Massachusetts's Pro-Union, Anti-Privatization “Pacheco Law” (5/9)
- 40th Anniversary of the Rockefeller Drug Laws: Time to Re-think Sentencing Policy (5/8)
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