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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 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


Fix Pensions with ‘Buyback’

Philadelphia Inquirer. January 22, 2015.

The Best Solution Is to Do Nothing

Baltimore Sun. May 15, 2009.

Understanding the Gas-Tax Holiday May 14, 2008.


Freedom and Its Digital Discontents: A Comment

Economist (Online). March 29, 2008.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Regulation at 40

Regulation. Spring 2017.

Regulation Milestones

Regulation. Spring 2016.

Is IPAB a Paper Tiger?

Regulation. Winter 2013 - 2014.