Papers and Publications

Published Papers:
2019: "The Chairman's Solution" Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice. 34(1): 71-82.

2018: "Political Parties: Insights from a Tri-Planar Model o Political Economy" (with Richard Wagner), Constitutional Political Economy, 29(3):253-267.

2018: "Compensating Suicide," (with George Crowley and Noah Trudeau)  Journal of Private Enterprise, 33)4):45-60.

2017: "Politics as a Polycentric Order in Practice: The U.S. Federal Budget System" Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice. accepted (2017).

2015: "Micro-level Catallactic Public Finance"Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, n 1-3/2014, pg. 123-148

2014: "Tullock’s Challenge: A Reconsideration of Constitutional Monarchy" (with Alexander Salter), Procesos de Mercado: Revista Europea de Economía Política. 11(2) 2014: 51-81

2014: "Fiscal Philosophers, Political Realists, and Tax Policy: Explanation: Exhortation, and the Choice of Analytical Windows" (with Richard Wagner), Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice

2013: "Underinvestment and Expropriation." Journal of Stock and Forex Trading, 2(2).

2013: "Property Rights: Private or Public? Evidence from the Boston Frozen Water Trade." Journal of Private Enterprise, 28(2): 111-124.

Under Review:

"Promoting Partisanship"

Edited Volumes:

Forthcoming: "Emergence, Entanglement, and Political Economy," (co-edited with Diana Thomas), Springer Publishing.

Book Chapters:

Forthcoming: "Why Deficits?" in The U.S. Debt Crisis: New Perspectives ed. John Merrifield, Barry Poulson, and Richard Wagner.

2018: "The Spontaneous Order of Politics." in Steven Horwitz (ed.) Austrian Economics: The Next Generation. Advances in Austrian Economics, Vol. 23. Emerald Publishing Limited. Pg. 131-144.

2018: The Irrelevance of Balanced Budget Amendments in James M. Buchanan: A Theorist of Political Economy and Social Philosophy, ed. Richard E. Wagner, Forthcoming

Popular Publications:

"We Would Not Be Better Off With Medicare for All.The American Institute for Economic Research, April 22, 2020.

"Climate Agreements and Corporate Responsibility." Mackinac Center, Viewpoints on Public Issues. October 9, 2017.

"Why I'm Neither Worried Nor Ecstatic About a Trump Presidency." November 14, 2016.

"The Cost of Exports." The Hill. October 20, 2016

"Free Choice, Not Free College." August 11, 2016

"What could Congress do with the Powerball?" The Hill. January 22, 2016.

"Fighting Government Red Tape: What the Next President Might Do."  The Ripon Forum. Vol 49: 4, December 2015.

"Politicians Can't Say No?"  The Hill.  October 14, 2015.

"ObamaCare's Glaring Weakness Is Reliance On Young To Finance It" Investor's Business Daily, September 14, 2015.

"Kickstarter Saved Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit: What else can voluntary private cooperation do better than politics?" The Freeman Online: Anything Peaceful. August 10, 2015

"Minimum Understanding of the Minimum Wage."  The Hill. August 3, 2015

"Paying More And Buying Less: The Story Of Obamacare." The Daily Caller. July 17, 2015

"Over-Regulation: Moving From Addition to Subtraction." The Hill. July 10, 2015

"'Free' Community College: Not A Very Sound Idea" The Mackinac Center. January 30, 2015.

"Please Protect Us from Santa Claus: A modest proposal" (with Austin Middleton). The Freeman Online. December 24, 2014.

"GDP Economics: Fat or Muscle?" The Freeman Online. October 27, 2014.

"The Paradox of Public Assistance."  The Freeman Online. January 24, 2014.

"If You Like Your Governance, You Can Keep It."  The Freeman Online: Feature Article, Guest Column. December 11, 2013.

"Worshipping a False Idol: Why Money is no God." The Future of Freedom Foundation: Daily Letters. November 12, 2013.

"That Cold-Hearted Discipline: Good Economics Teaches Cooperation and the Limits of Politics, Not Greed." The Freeman. October 30, 2013.

"Helping Consumers by Avoiding Taxes." The Freeman Online. June 24, 2013.

"Oklahoma: The Economic Storm." The Freeman Online. May 23, 2013.

"Profit Motive Aids Capitalism." The Lampasas Daily Dispatch. April 16, 2013.

"Ice and Economics." The Freeman Online. July 17, 2012.
Reprinted in The Freeman 2012, vol. 62(8).

Book Reviews:

Pascal Salin, "Competition, Coordination and Diversity: From the Firm to Economic Integration. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., 2015. xvi + 305 Pages. £85.00." Review of Austrian Economics, forthcoming.

John J. Pitney and John-Clark Levin, Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire are Changing Maritime Security, Review of Austrian Economics

We Are Not The Center Of The Universe, a review of Russel Roberts', "How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life – An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness." Religion & Liberty

Working Papers:

"Taxation and Debt as Emergent Phenomenon"

"Tax Ideologies"

"The Irrelevance of Balanced Budget Amendments"

"Prices, Taxes, and the Theory of Public Finance"

"Swimming with Bowling Shoes: Fiscal Failure, Bureaucratic Failure, and Systematic Failure"