Below is a sampling of my op-ed pieces and other general-interest articles that have appeared in recent years. To download a pdf copy, click on the relevant link.

"Don't Blame All Borrowers," The Washington Post, April 27, 2008

“Irrational Impressions” Worth Magazine, April 2006.

“The Income Gap Grows,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 27, 2005.

“The Class War that Isn’t,”The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 12, 2004.

“Overrated: Repeal of the Estate Tax,” The New York Times, December 27, 2003.

“Underrated: The Link Between Money and Happiness,” The New York Times, December 27, 2003.

“Best Paid Plans,” The Guardian Unlimited, May 27, 2003.

“Pricing the Ballgame,” The New York Times, December 4, 2002.

“The Case for Sanctions,”The New York Times, August 24, 2002

“The Downside of Hearing Whoopi at the Mall,” The New York Times, August 7, 2001 (reprinted in The International Herald Tribune, August 10, 2001)

“Traffic and Tax Cuts,”The New York Times, May 11, 2001

“Scarce Slots? Hold an Auction,”The New York Times, December 13, 2000

“Why Living in a Rich Society Makes Us Feel Poor,” The New York Times Magazine, October 15, 2000 (reprinted in The Australian Financial Review)

“The Costs of Governing Less,” The New York Times, August 26, 2000

“When Less Is Not More,” The New York Times, July 17, 2000

“Feeling Crash-Resistant in an SUV,”The New York Times, May 16, 2000

“The Rules Nasdaq Forgot,” The New York Times, March 17, 2000

“A Merger’s Message: Dominate or Perish,” The New York Times, January 11, 2000

“Safety in Numbers,” The New York Times Magazine, November 28, 1999

“Not Insured, and Not Worried,”The New York Times, October 6, 1999.

“Which Do We Need, Bigger Cars or Better Schools?” The New York Times, July 31, 1999.

“Gas-Guzzler Backlash,” The New York Times Magazine, July 25, 1999.

“The Gasoline-Powered Raise,” The New York Times, June 30, 1999.

“Market Failures,” The Boston Review, Summer 1999.

“The Big Spenders Who Make All of Us Poorer,” The Guardian, May 16, 1999.

“The Victimless Income Gap?” The New York Times, April 12, 1999.

“Our Climb to Sublime: Hold On, We Don’t Have to Go There,”The Washington Post, January 24, 1999, Reprinted in Cornell Enterprise, Spring 1999.

“Timmy’s Range Rover,”The New York Times, December 22, 1998 (reprinted in The International Herald Tribune).

“Winner Take All,” with Philip J. Cook, Across the Board, May 1996.

“The Economic Payoff of Attending an Ivy League Institution,” with Philip J. Cook, Chronicle of Higher Education, January 5, 1996.

“It’s a Winner-Take-All Market,” with Philip J. Cook, The Washington Monthly, December 1995.

“The Superstar Economy: Why a Flat Tax Would Make America Less—Not More—Efficient,” with Philip J. Cook, The Washington Post, November 12, 1995.

“Too Many Superstar Wannabes,” USA Today, October 9, 1995.

“Winner-Take-All Society Creates Great Inequality in Salaries,” Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Syndicate, September 18, 1995.

“Goodness Knows What Makes a Success,” The Guardian, July 26, 1993.