Hi there. I’m a writer based in Houston, TX. I blog about American politics for The Economist and study creative writing at the University of Houston.

My work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Economist, The Daily, The Boston Review, Reason, Forbes, The Daily Beast, Bloomberg, Slate, Prospect, and a variety of other publication online and off. I’ve been a columnist for The Week, a regular writer for The Economist‘s Free Exchange economics blog, a regular on Bloggingheads TV, and a regular commentator for American Public Media’s radio program Marketplace. I also dabble in illustration. So far, my illustration work has appeared in Defunct and The Atlantic online.

A recovering Washingtonian, I was a research fellow at the Cato Institute for five years, and before that did stints at the Mercatus Center and the Institute for Humane Studies.

I live in Houston, Texas with my fiancée, Kerry Howley and our Vizsla, Winston.