Op-eds

Kenneth Arrow and the Odd Form of Dictatorship He Helped Create
American Institute for Economic Research
February 23, 2020

Cut Red Tape to Help Rein in Federal Deficits
The Fiscal Times, w/ Jack Salmon
February 10, 2020

Rethinking the Value of a Statistical Life
The Regulatory Review
February 10, 2020

How Utah Can Be the Best State for Regulations
Salt Lake Tribune, w/ Chris Harelson
February 1, 2020

Setting the Record Straight on Trump’s Regulatory Reforms
The Hill
January 6, 2020

Don’t Expect Recession in 2020
RealClearPolicy
December 27, 2019

Ranking the States by Regulation
National Review, w/ Patrick McLaughlin
October 17, 2019

A Dark Day for Red Tape in the Buckeye State
Wall Street Journal
Aug. 2, 2019

Bring Back John Q. Public’s Voice in Federal Rulemaking
The Hill
July 25, 2019

Even Economists Lie to Themselves
Foundation for Economic Education
July 11, 2019

One Reason for the High Cost of Housing in California May Surprise You— Overregulation
Los Angeles Times, w/ Emily Hamilton
July 3, 2019

Trump’s EPA Scores a Slam Dunk for Science
Morning Consult
May 29, 2019

Idaho’s New “Budget” for Red Tape
Coeur d’Alene Press
April 12, 2019

Oklahoma can be a Top 10 State for Regulation
The Oklahoman
April 9, 2019

Courts May be Paying Closer Attention to Regulators’ Arbitrary Analysis
The Hill
April 5, 2019

Cut the Red Tape to Help Mississippi’s Economy Grow Faster
Clarion Ledger
January 29, 2019

Make Benefit-Cost Analysis Meaningful
The Regulatory Review
January 8, 2019

The Problem with ‘Expert’ Regulation
The Hill
January 8, 2019

Bringing NM Regulation into the 21st Century
Albuquerque Journal
January 3, 2019

Repeal and Replace the Code of Federal Regulations
Investor’s Business Daily
December 12, 2018

How to Improve Trump’s Regulatory Budget
Washington Examiner
October 31, 2018

Trump’s Regulatory Reforms Need a Phase Two
The Hill, w/ Laura Jones
September 27, 2018

What’s Your Life Worth? The Governor Says, It Depends…
The Miami Herald
August 31, 2018

Regulation Rollback and the ‘Trump Bump’
The Hill
August 10, 2018

Arizona Is a Model for Red Tape Reduction
Arizona Daily Star,  w/ Catherine Konieczny
July 31, 2018

Lessons from NJ’s Problem-Plagued Bid to Cut Red Tape
New York Post
May 15, 2018

How Texas went from the Wild West to the Regulated West                   The Dallas Morning News                                                                           Apr 16, 2018

Licensing, Justice Reform Will Aid Virginia’s Poorest
The Daily Progress
March 25, 2018

A Reform That Offers Hope for Centrists
Washington Post
March 14, 2018

Let Regulators Eliminate Regulations
US News & World Report
February 22, 2018

Arkansas Should Make it Easy to Follow the Law
Jonesboro Sun
February 14, 2018

How Much of an Income Drop Will Take a Life?
The Regulatory Review
February 13, 2018

Cut Back Regulations to Make Strong Florida Economy Even Stronger
Orlando Sentinel, w/ Adam Millsap
January 10, 2018

Death by Regulation
Investor’s Business Daily
December 20, 2017

Who Knew? Maryland Has Less Red Tape Than Its Neighbors
Baltimore Sun, w/ Nicholas Zaiac
December 15, 2017

Zooming in on State’s Rules and Regs
Charleston Gazette-Mail, w/ Garrett Ballengee
December 8, 2017

The Dangers Posed by Behavioral Economics
RealClearPolicy
October 20, 2017

Time Is Right for Changes in Colorado Regulation
Colorado Springs Gazette
October 6, 2017

REIN’ing in Wisconsin Regulations
Green Bay Press-Gazette, w/ Bryce Chinault
September 8, 2017

Reforming Regulatory Analysis
RealClearPolicy
August 26, 2017

Keep It Simple
US News & World Report
July 17, 2017

Why Our Kids Will Thank Us for Rolling Back Net Neutrality              The Fiscal Times                                                                                     July 3, 2017

Spring Cleaning for Regulations                                                        Inside Sources                                                                                          May 24, 2017

For ‘Big League’ Regulation Cuts, Look to Canada                      RealClearPolicy                                                                                      April 25, 2017

How Virginia Can Save Money and Cut Red Tape at the Same Time  Richmond Times-Dispatch                                                                    March 25, 2017

The Hidden Dangers of Government Tweets                                    The Fiscal Times                                                                                March 23, 2017

In Illinois, 259,900 Words That Restrict Businesses                        Crain’s Chicago Business                                                                            March 16, 2017

How to Cut Red Tape                                                                          US News and World Report                                                                      March 6, 2017

Eliminate Regulations that Don’t Actually Help the Environment          The Hill                                                                                            February 3, 2017

A Task for Trump’s OMB Director: Regulatory Reform                  RealClearPolicy                                                                                  January 24, 2017

Make Regulations Democratic Again                                                  US News and World Report                                                            November 21, 2016

Managing Business Red Tape                                                                  The Courier-Journal, w/ Patrick McLaughlin                                    September 23, 2016

The Risks of Ignorance in Chemical and Radiation Regulation              Real Clear Policy, w/ Dima Yazji Shamoun                                    September 12, 2016

The Road to More Risk                                                                      US News & World Report                                                                  August 15, 2016

When Energy Efficiency Rules Aren’t Cool                                    Washington Times                                                                                    August 14, 2016

Catfishing the American Public
US News & World Report                                                                March 14, 2016 

Make America Great Again (on Regulations)!                                Washington Examiner                                                                        October 29, 2015

How Regulators are Undermining Democracy                                  Inside Sources, w/ Sherzod Abdukadirov                                                  June 3, 2015

Department of Energy Dishwasher Regulations Will Soak Consumers  US News & World Report, w/ Robert Michaels                               March 23, 2015 

The Bell Should Toll for ‘Midnight’ Regulations                                 US News & World Report, w/ Jerry Ellig                                      November 10, 2014

The Right Level of Regulatory Rigor                                                  US News & World Report, w/ Jerry Ellig                                    September 8, 2014 

It’s High Time for Effective Regulatory Reform                          RealClearPolicy, w/ Thomas D. Hopkins                                              Aug 26, 2014

Regulation by Stealth: Time to Re-Examine Federal Agencies McClatchy-Tribune,  w/ John D. Graham                                              July 22, 2014

A Closer Look at Energy Efficiency                                        Washington Times, w/ Richard Williams                                              May 16, 2014 

The Headlong Rush to Regulate                                                            U.S. News and World Report, w/ Jerry Ellig                                              March 17, 2014 

The Department of Energy Thinks You’re Irrational                              U.S. News and World Report                                                                    August 5, 2013

Howard Shelanski’s To-Do List                                                            The Hill, w/ Jerry Ellig                                                                       July 9, 2013

Dodd-Frank Remains A Troubled Work in Progress                            American Banker, w/ Hester Peirce                                                    January 9, 2013 

 Is It Time To End the Federal Reserve?                                           U.S. News and World Report, w/ Lawrence H. White                   October 2, 2012

Dodd-Frank: Two Years Later, Countless Questions Remain RealClearPolicy, w/ Hester Peirce                                                        July 21, 2012