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"Toward a Free-Market Union Law," The Cato Journal, Winter 2010: 215-234.
https://find.cato.org/search?q=Toward+a+Free+Market+Union+Law

"Card Check Without Congress," The Freeman, March 2011: 47-48.
https://fee.org/articles/card-check-without-congress/

"Faculty Unions: A Terrible Idea, " The Pope Center,  March 9, 2011.
http://popecenter.org/clarion_call/article.html?id=2488)

"Freeing Labor Markets by Reforming Union Laws," Cato Institute, June 2011.
http://www.downsizinggovernment.org/labor/reforming-labor-union-laws

"Crony Unionism: Private Sector," The Freeman, June 2011: 47-48.
https://fee.org/articles/crony-unionism-private-sector/

"Crony Unionism: Government Sector," The Freeman, October  2011: 47-48.
https://fee.org/articles/crony-unionism-government-sector/

"Hilda Solis, Secretary of Unions," FEE - In Brief, October 10, 2011
https://fee.org/articles/hilda-solis-secretary-of-unions/

"The Political Economy of Government-Sector Unionism," paper written for Hillsdale College's Free Market Forum, October 27-29, 2011. Go to Panel 3 here:
http://www.hillsdale.edu/seminars/offcampus/freemarketforum/speeches/2011.asp

"Employer Speech and Workers' Freedom of Association," The Freeman, Jan/Feb 2012: 47-48
https://fee.org/articles/employer-speech-and-freedom-of-association/

"The Employee Rights Act," The Freeman, May 2012: 47-48.
https://fee.org/articles/the-employee-rights-act/

"Government-Sector Unionism and Human Rights," Human Rights Review, 30 July 2012. Correction: $300 under "Union Security" should be $-300.
http://www.springerlink.com/content/a363932374x6wv73/

"Collective Bargaining and Human Rights," The Freeman, September 2012: 47-48
https://fee.org/articles/collective-bargaining-and-human-rights/

"School Buses, Teamsters, and Rent-Seeking," The Freeman, December 2012: 21-22
http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/school-buses-teamsters-and-rent-seeking

"On Paying Our 'Fair Share,'" FEE In-Brief, January 24,2013,
www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/on-paying-our-fair-share#axzz2IvTvSRTZ

"Milton Friedman, Right to Work, and Free Riders," FEE In-Brief, April 9, 2013.
http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/milton-friedman-right-to-work-and-free-riders#axzz2Pyyl49Mf 

The Teamster Freedom of Association Hustle, National Institute for Labor Relations Research, May 7, 2013
http://nilrr.org/2013/05/07/teamster-freedom-of-association-hustle/

"American Unionism and Freedom of Association," Journal of Private Enterprise, Spring 2013: 1-21
http://journal.apee.org/index.php?title=Spring2013_1

"Rex  Obama and SCOTUS' Labor Pains," FEE In-Brief, August 26, 2013.
http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/rex-obama-and-scotus-labor-pains#axzz2d5364AZf

"Employer Neutrality Agreements in Court," FEE In-Brief, November 12, 2013
http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/employer-neutrality-agreements-in-court#axzz2kLtf4hmx

"Outrage in Illinois," FEE In-Brief, February 21, 2014
http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/outrage-in-illinois#axzz2th7kuGCX

"Hayek on Labor Unions," Chapter 14 in Garrison, Roger W. and Barry, Norman, Elgar Companion to Hayekian Economics, Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing 2014: 314-342.
https://www.e-elgar.co.uk/bookentry_main.lasso?currency=US&id=14331.

In Controversy: Are Labor Unions Essential for Social Flourishing? Journal of Markets & Morality, Volume 17, Number 2
http://www.marketsandmorality.com/index.php/mandm/issue/view/34 :
"Individualism and Voluntarism," (pp. 525-532) (pdf available at above URL).
"Our Remaining Differences," (pp. 539-543) (pdf available at above URL).

"NLRB's Pro-union Ruling Attacks Private Higher Education," Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, March 18, 2015.
http://www.popecenter.org/commentaries/article.html?id=3161

"Predatory Boards and Workers Without Rights," FEE-In-Brief, April 15, 2015
http://fee.org/freeman/detail/predatory-boards-and-workers-without-rights?

"The First Amendment Could Break the Grip of Government Unions," FEE Daily, December 15, 2015
https://fee.org/articles/the-first-amendment-could-break-the-grip-of-government-unions/

"California Labor Cartel, Saved by a Death," FEE Daily, April 6, 2016
https://fee.org/articles/californias-union-cartel-saved-by-a-death/

"No Representation Without Consent," FEE Daily, May 19, 2017
https://fee.org/articles/no-representation-without-consent-not-even-from-unions/

"Does Economic Growth Have a Numeric Limit?" FEE Daily, June 23, 2017
https://fee.org/articles/does-economic-growth-have-a-numeric-limit/

"Good Reasons Not to Unionize," FEE Daily, August 14, 2017
https://fee.org/articles/good-reasons-not-to-unionize/

"Unions Aren't as Popular as the Polls Would Have You Believe," FEE Daily, September 4, 2017
https://fee.org/articles/unions-arent-as-popular-as-the-polls-would-have-you-believe/

"Equality and Taxes,"  Freedom Rising, The Heartland Institute, November 6, 2017
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/equality-and-taxes


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