Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

The Inequality Trap Distracts from the Real Issue of Freedom

A new book by French economist Thomas Piketty on "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" has recently caused a major stir on the opinion pages of newspapers and magazines.

Gary Becker: Economic Imperialist

Gary Becker (1930-2014), part of

Depends on When You Were Born

My Father was born in 1901 and was too young for World War One and too old to serve in World War Two. A gentle, quiet man, he would have been a terrible soldier.

Net Neutrality III is Huge Government Heinous

The Barack Obama Administration is back at it — yet another big government power grab is in the works.

Reality Check on the Electoral Politics of Net Neutrality

The net neutrality movement is positioning to influence the FCC, Congress, and candidates in the mid-term election cycle, to support their version of net neutrality -- i.e.

The Evolving Urban Form: Philadelphia

Philadelphia was America's first large city and served as the nation's capital for all but nine months between the inauguration of George Washington as the first president in 1789 and the capital t

Charter-ing the Way Forward

Aside from whether you think the proposed Comcast - Time Warner Cable merger ultimately should be approved or not, it's hard to suggest that Comcast's announcement that it will divest 3.9 million s

Gary Becker, R.I.P.

Gary Becker, a leading proponent of free markets and limited government, 

How Not To Talk About Obamacare

The Spokesman-Review published a story the other day with a headline claiming that House Republican leader Cathy McMorris-Rodgers says Obamacare is likely to stay. 

Duke Energy's Clean Coal Plant Coughed, Wheezed in February

After the global warming-battling Edwardsport