Op-Eds & Popular Publications​​

60. Seeking better Policy for Retirement Systems of Alabama," AL.com. September 7th, 2016. 

59. "The Real Reason Why I'm an Economist," AL.com. August 2nd, 2016. 

58. "Here's Why Politicians Trying to Kill Alabama's Payday Loan Industry are Misguided," (with Christy Ann Bronson). Yellowhammer News. June 29th, 2016.* 

57. "Further Reforms are Needed for the Retirement Systems of Alabama," AL.com. May 23rd, 2016. 

56. "Here's How Much Money Alabama's Corruption Epidemic Took Out of Your Pocket This Year," Yellowhammer News. May 19th, 2016.

55. "Unfunded Liabilities in Alabama's Pension System have Increased 500% since 2003. It's Time for Reform," Yellowhammer News. March 17th, 2016. 

54. "Alabama's Income Tax is Inhibiting Economic Growth, Should Be Eliminated," Yellowhammer News. January 20th, 2016. 

53. "Liberal Faculties Nationwide Are Blocking Students From Well-Rounded Education," The Daily Caller. January 18th, 2016. Reprint of "Liberal Faculties Nationwide Are Blocking Students From Well-Rounded Education, Yellowhammer News. January 11th, 2016. 

52. "Liberal Faculties Nationwide Are Blocking Students From Well-Rounded Education," Yellowhammer News. January 11th, 2016. 

51. "2016 Could Be A Breakout Year for Alabama's Economy," (with Stephen C. Miller) AL.com. December 28th, 2015. 

50. "The Government Isn't Santa Claus," Yellowhammer News. December 9th, 2015. 

49. "Democratic Candidates' 'Free College' Plans Will Leave Both Students and Taxpayers Worse Off," (with Sean P. Alvarez) Yellowhammer News. November 9th, 2015.*

48. "Alabama Chose Liquor Stores Over Driver's License Offices," Yellowhammer News. October 16th, 2015. 

47. "Immigration Restrictions is Red Herring 'Solution' to Poverty," The Daily Caller. September 5th, 2015. 

46. "Incentives Don't Make Sense, Economically or Morally," AL.com. September 2nd, 2015.

45. "Birmingham's Minimum Wage Hike is Off-Target and Will Harm Those it Seeks to Help," Yellowhammer. August 19th, 2015.

44. "Hunting Plays a Vital Role in Preservation of Big Game and Endangered Species," (with Stephen C. Miller). Yellowhammer. August 13th, 2015.

43. "Alabamians Shouldn't be Duped by the Narrative that There's Nothing Left in Government to Cut," Yellowhammer. August 11th, 2015.

42. "RSA is a Poor Steward of Our Retirement Resources," AL.com. July 29th, 2015. 

41. "It's Time for Birmingham to Drive Uber Plans Forward," (with Olivia Melton). Birmingham Business Journal. July 24th, 2015.*

40. "Like Those Charcoal Briquettes You Bought for July 4th? Thank Henry Ford," IJReview. July 4th, 2015. 

39. "Let's Bust the Myth that Raising Taxes will Stimulate Alabama's Economy," Yellowhammer. June 19th, 2015.

38. "Are Washington's Big Government Habits Rubbing Off On Alabama?," Yellowhammer. June 4th, 2015. 

37. "Grade Inflation Has Distorted Higher Education," Investor's Business Daily. May 19th, 2015.

36. "Alabama Taxpayers Should Not be Duped by Modern 'Bootleggers & Baptists.' Yellowhammer. May 11th, 2015.

35. "Cut Corporate Welfare, Lower Taxes for All Businesses." Yellowhammer. April 15th, 2015. 

34. "Filthy Stinking Profits: Entrepreneurs Have a Nose for Potential," (with Zac Thompson). The Freeman. March 18th, 2015.*

33. "I Dare Defend My Rights to Growlers and Pints," AL.com. March 16th, 2015. 

32. "If Alabama Leaders Want to Raise Revenues, They Should Cut Taxes," Yellowhammer. March 9th, 2015. 

31. "Price Gouging Laws Hurt Consumers," Birmingham Business Journal. March 5th, 2015. 

30. "It's Time for Alabama Leaders to Cut Spending," AL.com. February 20th, 2015. 

29. "Lack of Economic Freedom Holds Alabama Back," The Montgomery Advertiser. February 18th, 2015.

28. "Fix Tax System, Don't Raise Them," Birmingham Business Journal. February 13th, 2015. 

27. "Restrictions on Payday Lending are Unfair and Harmful to Borrowers," AL.com. February 6th, 2015. 

26. "Income Inequality May Actually Be Good News," (with Rachel H. Freeman). AL.com. February 6th, 2015.*

25. "Economic Freedom Key to State's Growth," The Montgomery Advertiser. January 2nd, 2015.

24. "From Airbags to Detergents, Competition Can Help Reduce Recalls," AL.com. November 20th, 2014. 

23. "Privatizing Could Boost School Funding," The Montgomery Advertiser. Thursday, October 2nd, 2014. 

22. "High Public Employment Hurts State's Economy," The Montgomery Advertiser. Thursday, September 11th, 2014. 

21. "Raising the Minimum Wage Hurts Workers," The Montgomery Advertiser. Wednesday, May 7th, 2014. 

20. "Let Alabamians Get to Work: Occupational Licensing Restricts Job Choice and Mobility," The Birmingham News. Monday, April 21st, 2014. 

19. "Frank Woolworth and Minimum Wage," (with Zac Thompson). Panama City News HeraldSunday, April 13th, 2014. Reprint of "Frank Woolworth and the Minimum Wage," (with Zac Thompson). The Freeman. April 7th, 2014.* 

18. "Frank Woolworth and the Minimum Wage," (with Zac Thompson). The Freeman. April 7th, 2014.*

17. "Lobbying is a Critical Skill in Today's Crony Economy," Investor's Business Daily. February 24th, 2014. 

16. "Damage Control: Improper Uses of Disaster Aid Follow Like Day to Night," (with Laura Grube). The Freeman. February 14th, 2014.** 

15. "The Myth of Wage Stagnation," CNBC.com. January 29th, 2014. 

14. "Health Website Woes are only the Beginning," The Montgomery Advertiser. December 19, 2013. 

13. "Michiganians Need Direct Access to Physical Therapy," The Detroit News. October 16, 2013. 

12. "Reform Needed to Restore Economic Freedom," Montgomery Advertiser. August 2, 2013.

11. "Lessons in Disaster Recovery" (with Laura Grube). The Freeman. June 10, 2013.**

10. "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Homebrewing," The Birmingham News. Monday, May 21, 2012.

9. "Tornado Recovery: How Joplin Is Beating Tuscaloosa" (with David Beito). The Wall Street Journal. Saturday, April 14, 2012.

8. "The ‘Show Me State’ Offers a Lesson on Disaster Recovery" (with Daniel Sutter). The Jefferson City News Tribune. Friday, April 13, 2012.

7. "How to Expand Birth Control Access,"Iowa Gazette. Wednesday, March 21, 2012.  

6. "Being Tough on Immigration is Tough on Economic Growth" (with Scott A. Beaulier and Darrick C. Luke). The Freeman 62(1) January/February 2012: 6-8.**

5. "Alcohol Sales May Improve Safety," Troy Messenger. Thursday, September 22, 2011.

4. "The Law Merchant and International Trade" (with Peter T. Leeson). The Freeman 61(4) May 2011: 34-37.

3. "Survey 2007: School Support Service Privatization Rises" (with Michael LaFaive). Viewpoint on Public Issues No. 2007-25, September 4, 2007.

2. "Survey: School Outsourcing Grows" (with Michael LaFaive). Michigan Privatization Report 05(1) 2005: 4.

1. "Survey: School Outsourcing Grows" (with Michael LaFaive). Viewpoint on Public Issues No. 2005-22, Monday, August 1, 2005.

* Undergraduate coauthor

** Graduate coauthor