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Thomas A. Firey is managing editor of the Cato Institute’s magazine Regulation. He also is senior fellow for the Maryland Public Policy Institute. Firey has published op-eds in the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Hartford Courant, and the Baltimore Sun. Firey holds a bachelors in political science from St. Mary’s College of Md. and a masters in philosophy from Virginia Tech.

More from Thomas A. Firey


The Best Solution Is to Do Nothing

Baltimore Sun. May 15, 2009.

Understanding the Gas-Tax Holiday May 14, 2008.

The Fed Walks a Tightrope

Washington Post. April 24, 2008.


Freedom and Its Digital Discontents: A Comment

Economist (Online). March 29, 2008.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Is IPAB a Paper Tiger?

Regulation. Winter 2013 - 2014.

My Future Self and I

Regulation. Winter 2002.

Book Review: The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance

Regulation. Fall 2001.