“Why Do Some Local Economies Thrive While Others Struggle?“ Investor’s Business Daily, 2/15/19.
“When You Think of Economic Freedom, You Should Think of Buc-ee’s” (with Vance Ginn, Texas Public Policy Foundation) Dallas Morning News, 12/6/18.
“Texas’ Economic Freedom Ranking Remains High But Drops to 3rd Nationwide,” (with Vance Ginn, Texas Public Policy Foundation) The Hill, 11/26/18.
“Voters, Take Note: Economic Freedom Means Economic Growth,” (with Michael LaFaive, Mackinac Center for Public Policy) The Hill, 11/3/18.
“Florida Ranks First, New York Last on Economic Freedom,” Florida Daily, 11/1/18.
"Economic Development Incentives Do Nothing for the Economy or Development," Dallas Morning News, 8/22/18.
“What Is Universal Basic Income?” Florida Daily, 8/8/18.
“Tax Cut 2.0: Will It Be a Boon for Retirees?” Florida Daily, 7/19/18.
"Americans Are on the Move to Freer Pastures," Washington Examiner, 1/31/18.
"The Incredible Shrinking of Illinois: High Taxes And Low Economic Freedom Have Led To State Crisis," (with Orphe Divounguy, Illinois Policy Institute), The Daily Caller, 1/24/18.
"Texas Ranks Near the Top (Again) for Economic Freedom," (with Vance Ginn, Texas Public Policy Foundation), Dallas Morning News, 1/5/18.
"New York, California Are Rock Bottom on Economic Freedom — Again," Investor's Business Daily, 12/15/17.
"Six Missed Opportunities in Special Session That Could Have Aided Economic Prosperity" (with Vance Ginn, Texas Public Policy Foundation), Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9/6/17.
"It's Time To Reduce Spending — Unfortunately, GOP Budgets Don't Actually Do So," Investor's Business Daily, 8/2/17.
"Economic freedom in Texas: High — but room for improvement" (with Vance Ginn, Texas Public Policy Foundation), Texas Tribune, 2/24/17.
"California Can Improve Its Path to Economic Prosperity," Orange County Register, 1/27/17.
"Here Are Reasons New York's Population Is Declining," Buffalo News, 1/13/17.
"Colorado Can Do More to Improve Economic Freedom," The Complete Colorado, 12/20/16.
"New Mexico Not on a Path to Economic Freedom," USA Today, 12/17/16
Also appeared here: http://krwg.org/post/economic-freedom-path-prosperity-new-mexico-not-it
"Federal Government Should Follow States' Example on Economic Freedom," Washington Examiner, 12/14/16.
"Arlington Is Likely to Strike Out Economically with New Stadium" (with Jacob Bundrick, Arkansas Center for Research in Economics), Dallas Morning News, 12/7/16.
"Texas Should Follow Florida in Reducing Corporate Welfare," Austin American-Statesman, 10/16/16.
"Is America on the Wrong Economic Path?" (with Meg Tuszynski, SMU's O'Neil Center) Investor's Business Daily, 9/15/16.
"Economic Liberty: Down in America, Up in Texas," (with Vance Ginn, Texas Public Policy Foundation) Real Clear Policy, 2/9/16.
"Economic freedom is down in America, but up in Florida," Naples (FL) Daily News, 1/8/16.
"Economic Freedom in Michigan and Beyond," Viewpoint on Public Issues, Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2/9/15.
"It's Not the Economy, It's the Politicians," op-ed distributed on McClatchy-Tribune News Wire (published in about a dozen newspapers including the Palm Beach Post, Providence Journal, and Fresno Bee), January 2015.
"Laboratories of Democracy: Disparities Between the 50 States," Washington Examiner, December 2, 2014.
"Local Municipal Competition Good for Taxpayers," Fort Myers (FL) News-Press, October 18, 2014.
"Does Eminent Domain Even Raise Revenue?" with Carrie Kerekes (FGCU), Real Clear Policy, October 17, 2014.
"Economic Freedom Is the Recipe for Prosperity in Michigan," op-ed in Oakland (MI) Press, September 11, 2014.
“Mortgage Interest Deduction Saves Middle Class Taxpayers All Of $51/Month” with Anthony Randazzo (Reason Foundation), op-ed on Forbes.com, December 18, 2013.
Chosen as one of five best columns of the day by Atlantic magazine's The Wire.
“Don’t ban smoking — move stations elsewhere,” op-ed in Eagle News (FGCU student newspaper) November 13, 2013.
“Andy Enfield Leads Florida Gulf Coast University's Hayekian Dunk-City Offense” Forbes.com, March 28, 2013.
“Politicians Should Not Play Venture Capitalist with Taxpayer Dollars” Naples Daily News, October 3, 2012.
“The Upper-Class Entitlement,” Reason magazine, with Anthony Randazzo, November 2011, 38-43.
“A Case for Dropping the Mortgage Interest Deduction,” with Anthony Randazzo, The Heartlander, August 18, 2011.
“State budgets: Rapid spending increases come home,” Fort Worth (TX) Star- Telegram, Sunday February 22, 2009.
List of over five dozen publications authored during my seven years at the Cato Institute (including 27 policy studies for Cato and other public policy research organizations and 40 op-ed articles for the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Investor’s Business Daily, Chicago Tribune, and other publications).