A tale of two governments, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 2/23/14.
Legislature, heal thyself, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 1/26/14.
Faith, freedom, and Francis, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 12/29/13.
When is it enough? Pennsylvania takes another dive into taxpayers’ pockets, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 12/8/13.
Follow the Social Security money, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 12/1/13.
The libertarian ‘threat’, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 11/17/13.
The shutdown’s squandered opportunity, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 10/27/13.
Raising the minimum wage is no free lunch, US News, 10/21/13.
The ‘new normal’ is a bad, bad thing, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 9/29/13.
Happy deficit day, Uncle Sam, Wall Street Journal, 9/24/13.
Obama shoots blanks on gun control, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 8/25/13.
Using tax dollars for degrees we don’t need, US News, 7/29/13.
Let’s call it the Ben Bernanke tax, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 7/28/13.
The truth about liquor control, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 6/28/13.
Detroit & Pittsburgh: A tale of two cities, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 6/23/13.
Film tax credit is a raw deal for taxpayers, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 6/13/13.
It’s time to end defined-benefit pensions for PA’s public employees, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 5/26/13.
The film tax credit farce, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 5/24/13.
Building a new house of cards to create the illusion of economic recovery, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 4/28/13.
For whom the taxpayer toils, Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/17/13.
How to balance the budget in five years, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 3/31/13.
Let Cyprus be the lesson, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 3/22/13.
How big business benefits from regulation, Washington Times, 3/12/13.
Renaissance or collapse? The choice is ours, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 2/24/13.
Promises, promises, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/27/13.
The gun grabbers of January, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/13/13.
Runaway federal debt means our money is worth less, Investor’s Business Daily, 1/10/13.
Lies and politicians, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/7/13.
America’s massive debt has come back to bite us, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 12/29/12.
Barack Obama’s stimulus didn’t work, US News, 12/18/12.
Ben Bernanke’s war on senior citizens, Forbes, 12/12/12.
Concerned about community welfare, carbon emissions? Try economic freedom, Townhall, 12/1/12.
Fixers of a broken system, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 11/24/12.
Solve the fiscal cliff with a spending cap, US News, 11/13/12.
Obama’s new plan is a rehash of an old one, The Hill, 10/30/12.
The black vote, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/28/12.
How pols learned to stop worrying and love the impenetrable tax code, US News, 10/15/12.
End lost drug war now, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 9/29/12.
Uncle Sam’s fiscal year disaster, Washington Times, 9/29/12.
Why we should care about America’s fading economic freedom, US News, 9/25/12. (accompanying chart)
Complementary approaches, Cato Unbound, 9/12/12.
Happy Deficit Day, America!, Real Clear Markets, 9/10/12.
Debt forecast: U.S. will look like Greece by 2021, MarketWatch, 9/6/12.
Election year poses challenges on U.S. tax policy, Buffalo News, 8/29/12.
Public high schools are not doing their jobs, US News, 8/28/12.
Two out of three the most voters can get, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 8/25/12.
Paul Ryan’s Catholicism and the poor, Wall Street Journal, 8/17/12.
The Senate tax plan is a bait-and-switch, US News, 7/31/12.
Data disprove arguments against liquor privatization, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 7/29/12.
The government does not deserve credit for private businesses’ success, The Daily Caller, 7/25/12.
How bad state laws are still good for U.S. economic freedom, US News, 7/23/12.
All college degrees aren’t created equal, Atlanta Journal Constitution, 7/9/12.
The founders and modern challenges, United Press International, 6/28/12.
Do the tuition math, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 6/23/12.
Economic freedom: Good for the parish, good for the poor, Washington Examiner, 6/12/12.
Why the education bubble will be worse than the housing bubble, US News, 6/12/12.
Do liquor control rules fail public?, Bridge, 6/7/12.
Jobs, Lies, and Unemployment Rate, US News, 5/29/12.
Free markets vs. government plunder, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 5/27/12.
Government creates the next bubble in higher education, Washington Examiner, 5/16/12.
Unions do not appreciate our teachers, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 5/11/12.
Forgetting what ‘good’ looks like, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 4/22/12.
Gimmicks the government uses to tax you, US News, 4/16/12.
On tax day, let’s rethink government, Indianapolis Star, Buffalo News, Allentown Morning Call, 4/15/12.
Why it doesn’t feel like the economy is getting better, US News, 4/3/12.
Corporate taxes trickle down, Boston Herald, 4/2/12.
Legislative alchemy can turn explosive, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 3/25/12.
Why the federal budget matters, US News, 3/20/12.
Women need more freedom, not more government, The Daily Caller, 3/9/12.
Is there a civil right to unionize?, The Daily Caller, 3/2/12.
Obama, Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich Fall Short on Tax ‘Reform’, US News, 2/29/12.
Governor’s development plan too big on government, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2/14/12.
Two big problems with President Obama’s budget, US News, 2/14/12.
Catholic church’s grand bargain backfires, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 2/14/12.
Ignore alcohol-sales fairy tale, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/3/12.
When it comes to taxes, no one has defined ‘”fair”, US News, 1/31/12.
Stop vilifying venture capitalists, CNN.com, 1/13/12.
A letter to Washington..., The Orange County Register, 12/1/11; Bucks County Courier Times, 12/11/11; Scranton Times-Tribune, 12/12/11.
U.S. middle class is the real 1%, The Buffalo News, 11/12/11; The Wisconsin State Journal, 11/12/11; The Orange County Register, 11/12/11.
Protesters should not target entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, The Morning Call, 10/13/11; The Orange County Register, 10/20/11.
Do the math: College adds up over time, Atlanta Journal Constitution, 9/26/11.
It’s the uncertainty, stupid, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/21/11.
What’s your college tuition really worth?, The Tennesseean, Tampa Bay Online, 9/15/11.
Debt commission members: Forget about tax hikes and focus on growing the economy, New York Daily News, 8/19/11.
At heart of downgrade is a lack of humility, Pittsburgh Business Times, 8/19/11.
Give Children the Vote to Safeguard Their Futures, Buffalo News, 8/22/11.
Nikolewski, R. 2011. Cut Defense Spending to Balance the Budget? Even If You Eliminated the Entire Military You’d Still Be Short, CapitolReport New Mexico, 8/22/11.
Teaching Your Kids About Money, Pittsburgh Catholic Magazine, 3(1), 10-11.
Uncle Sam Needs Spending Therapy, Cincinnati Enquirer, Newark Advocate, Coshocton Tribune, Zanesville Times Recorder, 5/27/11; Buffalo News, 6/3/11; Sun Sentinel, Daily News Journal, The Tennessean, Democrat and Chronicle, Asheville Citizen Times, 6/6/11.
Dancing on Air, The Roanoke Times, 5/14/11.
Immigration Status Checks: An Employer Obligation, The Pelican Post, 5/11/11.
No Cheers for CDC, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 5/6/11.
Matching Funds Hindered Growth of Texas Economy, Houston Chronicle, 4/23/11.
Why the Debt Ceiling is Total Fiction, Wall Street Cheat Sheet, 4/14/11.
Sieben, L. 2011. Lights! Dancers! Economics!, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 4/10/11.
Ryan Budget a Good Step on the Road to Prosperity, Washington Examiner, 4/7/11.
California: Beware the 5.2 Percent Rule, San Diego Tribune, 3/24/11.
Why Keep State Stores?, Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/6/11.
5 Major Problems with the US Debt, Wall Street Cheat Sheet, 2/17/11.
Saying Uncle, Los Angeles Times, 2/17/11.
The Death Tax, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 1/28/11.
’Estate Tax’ Label Misleads on Levy’s True Purpose, Washington Examiner, 1/23/11; San Francisco Examiner, 1/22/11.
Payroll Tax-Cut Cacophony, Washington Times, 1/3/11.
Want to Balance the Budget? Get Out the Chainsaw, AOL News, 12/10/10.
The estate tax RIP: Contrary to popular belief, the estate tax concentrates wealth, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 2/10/10.
What’s Missing from the Health Care Debate, Michigan Capitol Confidential, 9/29/10.
Property Rights, Shocks, Spot Market, Supply, Subjective Utility, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition.
Building a holy economy. World & I. Jan/Feb, 72-77.
The role of religion in the economy. International Journal on World Peace, 21(2): 37-42.
The economics and morality of caring for the poor. Religion and Liberty. Sept/Oct, 10-11.
Ethical development and the social impact of globalization. International Journal on World Peace. 20(2): 39-66.