Home | Profile | Ilana Mercer
  • mercer.jpg

Ilana Mercer

Works Published inMises Daily Article

Ilana Mercer has been writing a widely published weekly column since 1999. She is the author of The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed (June, 2016) & Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011).

All Works

Cipro Shortage: An Invented Scarcity

HealthProduction Theory

10/24/2001Mises Daily Articles
When there is a shortage of a good, it is safe to say that it is a result of government incursion into the economy. In the Cipro shortfall resulting from the current Anthrax scare, the likely culprits are FDA regulations and the patent system.
Read More

The War on Tax Havens

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingFiscal Theory

09/05/2001Mises Daily Articles
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says it wants to eliminate tax havens because their practices are harmful, if not criminal. What it really wants is to eliminate tax competition.
Read More

Stealing Our Words

Big GovernmentMedia and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

08/08/2001Mises Daily Articles
Vigilance about co-opted semantics is vital because language mediates thoughts, actions, and hence public debate and policy.
Read More

Media Concentration: Not a Threat

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

06/26/2001Mises Daily Articles
Yes, there are monopolies in the world, all of them created by government. Merging media moguls are not among them, says Ilana Mercer.
Read More

Patent Wrongs

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

03/29/2001Mises Daily Articles
Enforcement of intellectual property rights" can conflict with the rights of tangible property holders. When the WTO does it, the free market get a bad name. Illana Mercer explains.
Read More
Shield icon audience