Tim Kane: Author, Economist, Veteran

WhyAmerica? covers a wide range of topics that are rooted in the question of American exceptionalism. Why have so many millions of immigrants chosen to journey to this place above all others? Why is the American economy so uniquely powerful, fast-growing, innovative?


Dr. Tim Kane has authored numerous books, including The Immigrant Superpower (Oxford University Press, 2022), Balance: The Economics of Great Powers (Simon and Schuster, 2013) with Glenn Hubbard, Total Volunteer Force (Hoover Press, 2017), and Bleeding Talent (Palgrave, 2012). He also pioneered the measurement of economic freedom as editor of the Wall Street Journal / Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom in 2007.


Kane earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego. His work has been featured in the New York Times (see this early op-ed from 2004), Wall Street Journal, and Commentary Magazine. Kane has also appeared often on television and radio programs including CNN, NPR, PBS, CNBC, and FOX News.


Kane graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1990. He served multiple tours overseas as an intelligence officer.

President of The American Lyceum

In 2022, Kane co-founded The American Lyceum, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to restoring the institution of debate as a cornerstone of U.S. democracy. He and a dozen service academy graduates raised funds to develop media content to strengthen civil society. Learn more at TheAmericanLyceum.org

See his wikipedia page here.

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Tim Kane - president of AmericanLyceum.org, PhD economist, and USAF veteran -writes on political economy, security, immigration, and more.


President of the American Lyceum (501c3) & author of numerous books on national policy and military leadership.