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Thomas A. Firey is a senior fellow and 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 bachelor’s degree in political science from St. Mary’s College and a master’s in philosophy from Virginia Tech.

More from Thomas A. Firey


A Minimum Wage Compromise for Maryland

Baltimore Sun. March 6, 2019.

Are Trump’s Economic Policies Really Making America Great?

Richmond Times-Dispatch. August 4, 2018.

The Problem with the Trump-Gop Tax Cuts

Richmond Times-Dispatch. January 24, 2018.


Of Mergers, Government Meddling, and Chocolate

The Library of Economics and Liberty. September 19, 2018.

Freedom and Its Digital Discontents: A Comment

Economist (Online). March 29, 2008.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Against Individualism

Regulation. Winter 2017/2018.

Regulation at 40

Regulation. Spring 2017.

Regulation Milestones

Regulation. Spring 2016.


The Future of Public Transit

October 25, 2017. Policy Forum.