Debate

Letters

Essays

 

Should America’s Future Be More Capitalist or Socialist? Debate with Ben Burgis, July 2019

Letters with Helen Pluckrose on Postmodernism and Foucault, Letter, April 2019

Letters with Matthew McManus on Inequality and the Left, August/September 2019

Letters with Benjamin Burgis on Worker Co-Ops, August/September 2019

Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility Theory Falls Prey to Logical Fallacies, Merion West, October 16, 2019

White Fragility Theory Is a Bullying Rhetorical Tactic, The Agonist, Fall 2019

The Terms “Capitalism” and “Socialism” Don’t Matter. What Matters Is Human Flourishing. Arc Digital, October 7, 2019

Critical Theory from the Frankfurt School to Foucault, Areo Magazine, September 27, 2019

Was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Right About the “Scarcity Mindset”?, Arc Digital, September 19, 2019

It’s So Very Hard to Know What Will Happen If the Minimum Wage Increases to $15, Arc Digital, August 23, 2019

Whiteness Studies: An Insidious Ideology, The Agonist, Summer 2019

Economic Inequality Is a Problem. That Does Not Mean We’re in a New Gilded Age, Arc Digital, June 14, 2019

Why We Should Read Machiavelli, Quillette, June 1, 2019

Personal Narrative at the Expense of Fact: Ariel Saramandi’s Essay on the Alt Right, Areo Magazine, May 26, 2019

White Fragility Theory Mistakes Correlation for Causation, Areo Magazine, May 10, 2019

Whiteness Studies and the Theory of White Fragility Are Based on a Logical Fallacy, Areo Magazine, April 25, 2019 (discussed further in an interview and podcast with Benjamin Boyce)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Misconstrues One of the Most Basic Principles of Economics , Arc Digital, April 18, 2019

Jussie Smollett and the Scourge of Schadenfreude, Areo Magazine, March 25, 2019

The Economic Illiteracy of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Quillette, March 22, 2019

Modern Monetary Theory: A Progressive Recipe for Central Planning, Arc Digital, March 4, 2019

Stoic, Toxic, or More Confusion?, The Good Men Project, February 16, 2019 (discussed further in a radio interview with Marriage and Family Therapist Lesli Doares)

Social Justice and the Critique of Reason, Areo Magazine, February 4, 2019

The Theory of White Fragility: Scholarship or Proselytization? , Areo Magazine, January 25, 2019

How My Toxic Stoicism Helped Me Cope with Brain Cancer, Quillette, January 23, 2019 (Explored further in Stoicism and Coping with Brain Cancer: Interview with Daily Stoic )

What Can A Jeopardy! Episode Tell Us about White Racial Illiteracy?, Arc Digital, December 29, 2018

The Epistemological Problem with White Fragility Theory, Areo Magazine, December 21, 2018

Thirty Years after the Closing of the American Mind, Quillette, November 28, 2018

The Problem with ‘White Fragility’ Theory, Quillette, August 24, 2018 (discussed further in a podcast with Quillette associate editor Toby Young, and in an interview with Benjamin Boyce)

The Best Response to This Weekend’s ’Unite the Right’ Rally in Washington, D.C., The Good Men Project, August 11, 2018

Is Confirmation Bias the Dark Side of Social Justice Activism?, The Good Men Project, August 9, 2018

Does the Specter of Antonio Gramsci’s Neo-Marxism Haunt the Democratic Party and Its Allies?, The Good Men Project, March 1, 2018

Men Should Be Asking Themselves Not What They Have Done Right But What They Have Done Wrong, The Good Men Project, December 10, 2017

Can Men Say ‘Me Too’ As Well?, The Good Men Project, October 22, 2017

And Then Charlottesville Happened, The Good Men Project, August 27, 2017

Corporate America Needs to Step up and Support Paid Family Leave, The Good Men Project, August 13, 2017

Count Me Among the Skeptics of Hype on Social Media, The Good Men Project, July 30, 2017

Time Is the Nemesis of Happiness , The Good Men Project,July 16, 2017

The Specter of Marxism Haunts the Social Justice Movement, The Good Men Project, July 9, 2017

The Problem with Having Changing Tables in Men’s Restrooms, The Good Men Project, June 18, 2017

Save the Pickup Lines for the Bar, Not the Workplace, The Good Men Project, June 11, 2017

In Defense of Robert E. Lee, Sort of, The Good Men Project, June 4, 2017

The Role of Uncle Sam in the Decline of Prime-Age Male Labor Force Participation, The Good Men Project, May 28, 2017

Is Cultural Appropriation Turning Macbeth into a Coke-Snorting Stooge of Imperialist Spies?, The Good Men Project, May 21, 2017

A Father Dwells on a Dangerous Temptation His Daughter May Face in Life, The Good Men Project, May 14, 2017

The Puzzling Irony of Censoring The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Good Men Project, May 7, 2017

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Promotes the Cause of Black Lives Matter, The Good Men Project, April 30, 2017

The Persistence of Discriminatory Job Advertisements, The Good Men Project, April 23, 2017

Are Micro-Aggressions Really A Thing ?, The Good Men Project, April 16, 2017

The Idea That You’ve Met ‘The One’ is a Myth, The Good Men Project, April 2, 2017

I Am Straight, Male, and a Victim of Sexual Harassment, The Good Men Project, March 26, 2017

The Problem I Have with the Concept of White Privilege, The Good Men Project, March 19, 2017

I Am a Father Who Supports Paid Family Leave, The Good Men Project, March 5, 2017

A Father’s Five-Point Plan for Raising His Daughter in a World Where One in Five Women Have Been Raped, The Good Men Project, February 26, 2017

These Writers do Not Like Trump, The Good Men Project, February 19, 2017

Discrimination Against Men: Refusing to Consider Men When Choosing a Nanny, The Good Men Project, February 12, 2017

Why Dads Should Support Their Partners Who Breastfeed in Public, The Good Men Project, February 5, 2017

Why I Choose Not to Participate in Protests, The Good Men Project, January 29, 2017

Why We Gave Our Daughter a Boy’s Name, The Good Men Project, January 22, 2017

Why I Am a Man Who Chooses Not to Cry, The Good Men Project, January 15, 2017

How I Learned About Addiction Without Ever Having Consumed a Recreational Drug in My Life, The Good Men Project, January 1, 2017

What Does It Mean to Alienate Allies in the Quest for Social Justice?, The Good Men Project, December 25, 2016

Fidel Castro and Augusto Pinochet Were Ruthless Autocrats…, The Good Men Project, December 18, 2016

Is Walter White Simply A Poor White Guy Trying to Take Care of His Family?, The Good Men Project, December 4, 2016

Planet Fitness: A Safe Space for Not Working Out, The Good Men Project, November 20, 2016

Rape Culture in Trump Nation, The Good Men Project, November 13, 2016

Is the American Dream Not Working for Millions of American Men?, The Good Men Project, November 7, 2016

The Universe Is Indifferent, The Good Men Project, November 1, 2016

Life, Death, and a Father Who Survived Both, The Good Men Project, October 23, 2016

What I Learned from Studying the Men Detained at Guantanamo, The Good Men Project, October 16, 2016

That Giant Sucking Sound You Hear Is Men Being Drained from the Labor Force, The Good Men Project, October 9, 2016

The Real Reason Trump Could Win, The Good Men Project, October 2, 2016

The Post-Partum Anxieties of Fatherhood: Confessions of an Introvert, The Good Men Project, September 25, 2016 (discussed article with J. Thorn on his Intronaut podcast for introverts; listen here

The Enlightenment of ’Dead White Males’: Why I Do Not Believe Education Is Always Political, The Good Men Project, September 18, 2016

A Prospective Stay-at-Home Dad Is Ready to Sign a Pre-Nuptial Agreement, The Good Men Project, September 4, 2016

The Risk of Being a Trump Supporter: He Will Betray You, The Good Men Project, August 28, 2016

What Every Man Can Say about the Love of His Life, The Good Men Project, August 21, 2016

White Privilege, the Law of Large Numbers, And a Little Bit of Bayes, The Good Men Project, August 14, 2016

Ask before You Touch the Belly of a Pregnant Woman, The Good Men Project, August 7, 2016

You Have to Like Her as Much as You Love Her, The Good Men Project, July 31, 2016

Why the Great Recession of 2008 Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, The Good Men Project, July 24, 2016

What a White Man Has to Say About Race in America, The Good Men Project, July 17, 2016

Why I Proposed to My Fiancée without Getting Down on One Knee, The Good Men Project, July 10, 2016

I Am Going to Be a Father: Why I Don’t Care if It’s a Boy or a Girl, The Good Men Project, July 3, 2016

President Obama Errs by Refusing to Utter the Phrase ’Radical Islam’, The Good Men Project, June 20, 2016

‘Restorative Discipline’ Would Have Failed Me: Why I Believe in ’Old-School’ Discipline, The Good Men Project, June 12, 2016

The Small but not Insignificant Advantage of Being Poor, The Good Men Project, June 5, 2016

In Defense of Andrew Jackson, Sort of, The Good Men Project, May 22, 2016

Would I Have Been a Better Son if I’d Been Able to Show I Loved My Father?, The Good Men Project, May 8, 2016

How One Man Discovered He Might Be More Sexist than He Thought, The Good Men Project, May 1, 2016

Sorry but I Just Have to Say It: I’m Not Always Cool with ’Bro Code’, The Good Men Project, April 24, 2016

I Knew I Met the Girl I'm Going to Marry When I Found Pictures of Her with Her Ex (made a list of 50 top hits from the first 50,000 articles published by The Good Men Project), The Good Men Project, April 10, 2016

The Critical Importance of Gun Safety, The Good Men Project, April 3, 2016

A Personal Awakening on Racism in America, The Good Men Project, March 12, 2016

On Being the Son of a Poet, The Good Men Project, March 6, 2016

How Finding True Love Showed Me What a Self-Absorbed Narcissist I’d Become, The Good Men Project, November 7, 2015

'Tribute', an essay in TAXICAB POET CONFESSIONS: A Small Press Tribute to Dave Church, March 2009

 

Poetry

I Am Happy, Big Hammer 20, January 2019

Schisms, Lummox 7, August 2018

Intermissions, Lummox 6, September 2017

Tsunami, Big Hammer # 19, February 2017

Nature, Calliope Magazine, November 2014

The Passing of History, Big Hammer #17, Fall 2014 (copies available through Dave Roskos, Iniquity Press)

Vengeance and Shame, Street Value #2, Summer 2014 (copies available through Dave Roskos, Iniquity Press)

War and Innocence, Street Value #2, Summer 2014 (copies available through Dave Roskos, Iniquity Press)

Gnat in Wine, Big Hammer #16, The Eviction Issue, Spring 2013 (copies available through Dave Roskos, Iniquity Press)

Remember the Time, a poem in TAXICAB POET CONFESSIONS: A Small Press Tribute to Dave Church, March 2009

 

Short Stories

 

Novel

Marriage Is a Walk in the Park , published at The Agonist , Spring 2019

Sight-Seeing, New York City, Fall 2001, published at Vending Machine Press, September 4, 2017

 

Excerpt from a novel-in-progress entitled 'The Life and Times of Dave Church', published in Lummox #4, 2015

 

Op-Eds

 

 

Economics

 

With her obscene tirade against Kavanaugh, a Georgetown professor reminds us why people hate feminism, The Washington Examiner, October 3, 2018

The New York Times hands Trump a win by protecting Sarah Jeong’s bigotry, The Washington Examiner, August 8, 2018

'Safer, under the Mob? ', The Providence Journal,  August 1, 2014

Our Ideas about the Underprivileged, The Daily Pennsylvanian, February 28, 1997

 

Quoted/cited in New York Times (see here and here), NPR, and Forisk Consulting

Market-Based Inflation Expectations and Inflation Realities: A Comparison of the Treasury Breakeven Inflation (TBI) Rate Curve and the Consumer Price Index before, during, and after the Great Recession, BLS Working Paper, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Prices and Living Conditions, February 2019

Examining price transmission across labor compensation costs, consumer prices, and finished-goods prices, Monthly Labor Review (Washington DC: US Bureau of Labor Statistics), April 2017

Spending habits of urban consumers and ’blue-collar’ consumers living in urban areas, 1984 and 2015, Beyond the Numbers (Washington DC: US Bureau of Labor Statistics), January 2017

Comparing the Consumer Price Index with the Gross Domestic Product Price Index and Gross Domestic Product Implicit Price Deflator, Monthly Labor Review (Washington DC: US Bureau of Labor Statistics), March 2016

The Cost of ’Basic Necessities’ Has Risen Slightly More than Inflation over the Last 30 Years, Beyond the Numbers: Prices and Spending, Vol. 4 No. 10 (Washington, DC: US Bureau of Labor Statistics), June 2015

Explaining the 30-Year Shift in Consumer Expenditures from Commodities to Services, 1982 to 2012, Monthly Labor Review (Washington DC: US Bureau of Labor Statistics), April 2014

The Consumer Price Index and the ‘Median CPI’, Beyond the Numbers: Prices and Spending, Vol. 2 No. 25 (Washington DC: US Bureau of Labor Statistics), December 2013 (co-authored with Kenneth J. Stewart)

Average Food Prices: A Snapshot of How Much Has Changed over a Century, Beyond the Numbers: Prices and Spending, Vol. 2 No. 6 (Washington, DC: US Bureau of Labor Statistics), February 2013 (co-authored with Kenneth J. Stewart)

Energy Prices Jump while Food Prices Show Modest Increases, Beyond the Numbers: Prices and Spending, Vol. 2 No. 3 (Washington, DC: US Bureau of Labor Statistics), May 2012

A Comparison of the CPI-U and the C-CPI-U, Focus on Prices and Spending: Consumer Price Index, Vol. 2 No. 11 (Washington, DC: US Bureau of Labor Statistics), November 2011 (co-authored with Kenneth J. Stewart)

Strategic Networking in Standard Setting Organizations: The Case of JEDEC (Master's Thesis, Cornell University, August 2007)

Performance and Contractual Arrangement in the Philadelphia Taxicab Industry, Economica Journal of Economic Thought, Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 2002

Observations on Taxicabs, Regional Review (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston), October 1998