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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


WaPo Embraces Its Inner Malthus

EconLog. April 11, 2019.

A Minimum Wage Compromise for Maryland

Baltimore Sun. March 6, 2019.

Is Capital Morally Superior to Labor?

EconLog. November 29, 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.