Recent Op-Eds

To Build the Wall, Trump Might Make Thousands of Americans Suffer

By Ilya Somin. Washington Post. January 19, 2019.

Trump cannot acquire the land he needs without forcibly displacing large numbers of property owners by using eminent domain. That inevitably threatens the property rights of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Americans.

The Obscure Shipping Law Leaving New Englanders in the Cold

By Colin Grabow. Real Clear Policy. January 18, 2019.

At the same time the United States has emerged as one of the world’s largest exporters of liquified natural gas, by law, none of it can be transported by ship to New England - or anywhere else in the country.

Teachers Should Be Striking for More School Choice, Not Less

By Corey A. DeAngelis. Orange County Register. January 18, 2019.

Teachers in Los Angeles have a right to be upset about big classes and low salaries. They deserve much more than what they are getting. But reducing charter school growth won’t make their employer - the district - spend education dollars wisely.

The Deceptive Lure of Carlsonomics

By Michael D. Tanner. National Review (Online). January 16, 2019.

By turning against markets, Tucker Carlson, Trump, and their fellow populists are turning against the single best tool for improving the lives of poor and working-class Americans.

Zimbabwe’s Monetary Death Spiral

By Steve H. Hanke. Forbes.com. January 16, 2019.

President Mnangagwa’s pledge that Zimbabwe is “open for business” rings hollow. Indeed, many businesses in Zimbabwe are...