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Op-Eds, Columns and Articles

Do Markets Corrupt Our Morals? 
By Jeremy Jackson | Published by Profectus on February 12, 2024
Shipping Logistics Impacts with Sandro Steinbach
Featuring Sandro Steinbach | Published by Global Ag Network on February 9, 2024
Red Sea Tensions and Drought in Panama Illustrate Urgent Need for Supply Chain Solutions
Featuring Sandro Steinbach | Published by Ag Tech Navigator on January 31, 2024
Study: If You Let People Buy Beer at Grocery Stores, the Liquor Stores Still Survive
Featuring Sandro Steinbach | Published by Reason on January 26, 2024
The Unseen Role of Standardized Testing in Equalizing Opportunities
By Richard Feir | Published by The Messenger on January 26, 2024
Letter: Abolish the Income Tax, Not the Property Tax
By Jeremy Jackson | Published by InForum on January 25, 2024
Did Healthcare Spending Really Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels? 
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Institute on January 24, 2024
NDSU Launches Agribusiness and Data Analytics Graduate Program
Featuring Sandro Steinbach & Kerianne Lawson | Published by Morning Ag Clips on January 22, 2024
Another Infant Formula Shortage? Blame the FDA
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Institute on January 22, 2024
The Red Sea Conflict Threatens to Spread
By Ahmad Al Asady | Published by The Hill on January 9, 2024
Seizing the Future: Investment Funds Pave the Way for North Dakota
By Oudom Hean and Corey Wilmer | Published by The Bismarck Tribune on January 5, 2024
Political Promises Won't End Drug Shortages
By Raymond March | Published by The Hill on December 20, 2023
Embracing AI for Empowerment with Dr. James L. Caton
Featuring James Caton | Published by Institute for Humane Studies on December 19, 2023
These Are Some Christmas Traditions Around the World, From Fistfights to KFC
Featuring work of Raymond March | Published by NPR on December 14, 2023
Fueling Economic Growth in the MENA Region
By Ahmad Al Asady | Published by DC Journal on December 13, 2023
Gene Therapy: A Promising Medical Frontier Hindered by Regulatory Roadblocks
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Instititute on December 8, 2023
The Entrepreneurial Value of Higher Education
By Ahmad Al Asady | Published by U.S. News & World Report on December 7, 2023
Who Should Decide if Weight-Loss Injections Should be Prescribed for Kids? 
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Institute on December 4, 2023
Bank Consolidation is Choking Off Entrepreneurship in the Midwest
By Oudom Hean and Corey Wilmer | Published by American Banker on November 29, 2023
More Oversight Won't Help the US Baby Formula Market
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Institute on November 20, 2023
The FDA Should Stay Away from Laboratory Developed Tests
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Institute on November 16, 2023
Psychedelics Will Help America's Mental Health Crisis - If the FDA Lets Them
By Raymond March | Published by AIER on November 11, 2023
In Trust, We Trust: Ensure Transparency in University Endowments
By Ahmad Al Asady | Published by Times Higher Education on November 3, 2023
Telling Small Businesses to Buy Cyber Insurance Isn't Enough
By Zia Muhammad and Jeremy Straub | Published by Dark Reading on October 23, 2023
Decongestant Doesn't Work? Neither Does the FDA
By Raymond March | Published by DC Journal on October 23, 2023
War in Ukraine Creating Toxic Mix for Farmers There and in North Dakota
Featuring work of Sandro Steinbach | Published by AgWeek on October 16, 2023
'Socialism Sucks' Authors to Speak at NDSU Series
Published by Inforum on October 15, 2023
Redefining Refineries: Bridging the Gap to a Greener Tomorrow in the US
By Oudom Hean | Published by The Bismarck Tribune on October 11, 2023
Another Voice: New York City's War on AI Job Screening Could Produce National Harm
By Jeremy Straub | Published by The Buffalo News on October 9, 2023
Looking Beyond AI Hype to Maximize AI's Public Benefit
By Jeremy Straub | Published by Dakota Digital Review on October 5, 2023
Expert Advice on Best Health Insurance Option When Unemployed
By Raymond March | Published by MoneyGeek on October 2, 2023
Podcaster Wrong to Discourage Kids from Studying Coding
By Jeremy Straub | Published by DC Journal on October 2, 2023
Actors and Writers Strikes Create Perfect Storm for AI Use in Hollywood
By Jeremy Straub | Published by The Messenger on September 23, 2023
Food Security Threatened by Grain Disruptions
Featuring work of Sandro Steinbach | Published by FarmProgress on September 21, 2023
Russian Weaponization of Food Rattles Global Markets
By Sandro Steinbach | Published by Agricultural and Resource Economics ARE Update on September 13, 2023
How Google Play Store Security May Fail to Protect Users from Stealthy Malware
By Zia Muhammad and Zahid Anwar | Published by Cyber Defense Magazine on September 20, 2023
The Pandemic is Over, But Pandemic Policies Are Not
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Institute on September 19, 2023
ACC's Invitation to SMU is the Last Step in a Long Road to Recovery
By Kerianne Lawson | Published by The Dallas Morning News on September 16, 2023
The Mental Health Crisis and FDA Hurdles
By Raymond March | Published by Catalyst on September 15, 2023
Tear Down the Invisible Walls Around Housing Reform
By Oudom Hean and Parker Jabas | Published by The Messenger on September 15, 2023
Why Joe Biden's Plan to 'Watermark' AI-Generated Content May Be Next to Impossible
By Jeremy Straub | Published by Fox News on September 12, 2023
Letter: Laws Should Foster Fair and Innovative AI Development
By Dominic Rosch-Grace | Published by InForum on September 8, 2023
Student Loans and the Sin of Usury
By James Caton | Published by Acton Institute on September 6, 2023
Speaking Series at NDSU to Focus on Range of Topics, From Democracy to Technology
Published by InForum on September 6, 2023
FDA Efforts to Curb Youth Vaping Continue to Come Up Short
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Institute on September 5, 2023
Lost in Echo Chambers: The Urgent Need for an Intellectual Renaissance in Universities
By John Bitzan | Published by The Hill on August 31, 2023
NDSU Computer Science Levels Up
Highlighting Jeremy Straub | Published by NDSU Foundation Magazine on August 28, 2023
Guarding Cyberspace One Byte at a Time
Highlighting Zia Muhammad | Published by Cybernews on August 28, 2023
Agricultural Commodity Markets Navigate Uncharted Waters Amidst Russia-Ukraine Conflict
By Sandro Steinbach | Published by Southern Ag Today on August 24, 2023
How Positive Reinforcement on ChatGPT Can Be Used for Cyber Exploitation and Malware Development
By Zia Muhammad and Zahid Anwar | Published by DC Journal on August 15, 2023
FTC Threatens Innovation and Free Speech With OpenAI Investigation
By Jeremy Straub | Published by Washington Examiner on August 3, 2023
Letter: Fostering Diversity, Optimism in Higher Education
By John Bitzan | Published by The Bismarck Tribune on August 3, 2023
One for All and All for One: How the North American Charging Standard Unites the EV Industry
By Ahmad Al Asady | Published by The Messenger on July 31, 2023
This is Why New Jersey's Minimalist AI Regulations Are Problematic
By Jeremy Straub | Published by Asbury Park Press on July 27, 2023
A Worrying New Poll Reveals What Students Really Believe About Censorship
By John Bitzan | Published by Fox News on July 26, 2023
The Critical Role of VC In the AI Economy of the Future
By Ahmad Al Asady and Stanislav Vavilov | Published by Real Clear Markets on July 26, 2023 
Yellen Should Urge China to Push Back on Micron Ban
By Jeremy Straub | Published By DC Journal on July 23, 2023
'Teaching on Eggshells': Students Report Professors' Offensive Comments
By Jessica Blake | Published by Inside Higher Ed on July 21, 2023
Letter: How Can We Retain or Attract Skilled Workers? 
By Oudom Hean and Parker Jabas | Published by InForum on July 20, 2023
Majority of College Students Favor Reporting Professors for ‘Offensive’ Opinions: Poll
By Lexi Lonas | Published by The Hill on July 19, 2023
Race Against the Machine: Entrepreneurship and AI Regulation
By Ahmad Al Asady and Branson Boggia | Published by Real Clear Policy on July 19, 2023
AI Regulations Done Right
By Jeremy Straub | Published by Governing on July 17, 2023
We Stand at a Crossroads with AI in Elections
By Jeremy Straub | Published by Fox News on July 14, 2023
How Business Schools Could Lead the Charge to Revive Faith in Higher Education
By Ahmad Al Asady and Siri Terjesen | Published by Times Higher Ed on July 14, 2023
Don't Crush the Potential of AI Technology to Make Our Lives Better
By Jeremy Straub | Published by Los Angeles Daily News on July 9, 2023
The FDA Loosens Blood Donation Restrictions, Finally
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Institute on July 7, 2023
Letter: Tech Luminaries' Fears Are Not Good Enough Reason to 'Pause' Artificial Intelligence Development
By Jeremy Straub | Published by The Bismarck Tribune on July 3, 2023
Backdoor Regulation of AI by Treaty or Executive Agreement Could Harm US Industry
By Jeremy Straub | Published by The Messenger on July 3, 2023
Partisan AI Is a Significant Problem Without An Easy Solution
By Jeremy Straub | Published by Washington Examiner on June 30, 2023
Driving Innovation in Safety for Deep-Sea Exploration
By Ahmad Al Asady | Published by DC Journal on June 27, 2023
Requiring Parental Permission for Children’s AI Use is Shortsighted and Harms Education 
By Jeremy Straub | Published by The Hill on June 27, 2023
Southern Economic Impacts of Premium-to-Liability Ratio Limits in U.S. Crop Insurance
By Sandro Steinbach, David Bullock & Sunghun Lim | Published by Southern Ag Today on June 22, 2023
Recent Attacks on Recreational Marijuana Legalization Are All Smoke
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Institute on June 22, 2023
Letter: AI Regulation Could Stifle Life-Saving Medical Advancements
By Jeremy Straub and Dominic Rosch-Grace | Published by InForum on June 14, 2023
Artificial Intelligence May Change Labor Market But Doesn't Need to Cause Long-Term Harm
By Jeremy Straub and Dominic Rosch-Grace | Published by Fox News on June 15, 2023
NDSU Research Examines the Global Grain and Oilseed Market Implications of the Russia-Ukraine War
By Sandro Steinbach | Published by NDSU Extension on June 9, 2023
Algorithmic Disgorgement is Bad for Science and Society
By Jeremy Straub | Published by Lawfare on June 9, 2023 
The Growing Cyber Threats of Generative AI: Who's Accountable?
By Zahid Anwar and Zia Muhammad | Published by Dark Reading on June 8, 2023
How Brands in the Spotlight Can Navigate Boycotts
By Ahmad Al Asady and Chris Groening | Published by The Hill on June 8, 2023
We Need a Better Solution to Problems Like TikTok
By Jeremy Straub | Published by DC Journal on June 7, 2023
The Education Fallout of COVID-19 in North Dakota and Beyond 
By Oudom Hean and Parker Jabas | Published by The Bismarck Tribune on June 6, 2023 
To Improve Railroad Safety, Set Standards Not Methods
By John Bitzan | Published by Washington Examiner on May 18, 2023
Invest in the Future with Student-Managed Funds
By Ahmad Al Asady | Published by Times Higher Education on May 12, 2023
Can AI Write 'Ted Lasso'? Writers Strike May Open Door to ChatGPT-written Scripts. 
By Jeremy Straub | Published by USA Today on May 10, 2023
Schumer's AI Regulations Would Stifle Innovation and Dampen Free Expression
By Jeremy Straub | Published by The Hill on May 5, 2023
AI Regulation is an Issue of State's Rights, National Criticality
By Jeremy Straub | Published by Inforum on May 1, 2023
Are Insulin Prices About to Drop? The Devil is in the Details
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Institute on April 28, 2023
FDA's Rare Positive Move
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Institute on April 4, 2023 
Insulin Price Caps: A Solution or a Recipe for Rationing? 
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Institute on March 31, 2023
Brazil May Export 5 Million Tonnes of Corn to China in 2023
By Sandro Steinbach | Published by Czapp on March 22, 2023
Why is it Taking the U.S. So Long to Switch to Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards? 
By Zahid Anwar | Published by WalletHub, March 2023
When is a Drug Safe and Effective Enough? 
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Institute on March 3, 2023
The FDA is Too Little Too Late in Tinkering with COVID-19 Booster Schedules
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Institute on February 23, 2023
Deregulation Remains Our Best Hope to Combat Alzheimer's Disease
By Raymond March | Published by Independent Institute on February 17, 2023
The Unintended Consequences of New Regulation on Advanced Impaired Driving Technology
By Zahid Anwar and Zia Muhammad | Published by Scholars Strategy Network on February 4, 2023
Capitalism and Socialism: Toward a Common Understanding
By John Bitzan | Published by Profectus on October 27, 2022
An Economics Lesson on Tax Reform
By Jeremy Jackson | Published by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on October 10, 2022
Pandemics and Liberty: An Introduction
By Raymond March and Ryan Yonk | Published by the American Institute for Economic Research on October 5, 2022
Overlooked Security Challenges in Electric-Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
By Asad Waqar Malik and Zahid Anwar | Published by Dakota Digital Review on September 20, 2022
Trouble in the Metaverse—Whatever That Is
By Jeremy Straub | Published by Dakota Digital Review on September 20, 2022
We Need a Common Understanding of What 'Capitalism' Means
By Dr. John Bitzan and Clay Routledge | Published by Real Clear Policy on September 12, 2022
The Psychology of Progress
By Dr. Clay Routledge (interview) | Published by Discourse Magazine on July 8, 2022
Patriotism is a Crucial Ingredient for Progress. Here's Why. 
By Dr. Clay Routledge | Published by Fortune on July 4, 2022
Is College Making Young People Less Patriotic? Our Research Says Yes.
By Drs. Clay Routledge and John Bitzan | Published by Newsweek on June 30, 2022
Investigating Human Flourishing at Harvard
By Dr. Clay Routledge (interview) | Published by Profectus Magazine in Spring 2022
Meeting the Challenge of Mental Decline in the Age of Material Abundance
By Dr. Clay Routledge | Published by Profectus Magazine in Spring 2022
Patriotism and Progress
By Dr. Clay Routledge | Published by Discourse Magazine on June 8, 2022
The FDA Could Easily Solve the Baby Formula Shortage by Allowing More Imports from Europe
By Drs. Raymond March and Glenn Furton | Published by Fortune on May 18, 2022
Kids and the Coronavirus: Unintended Consequences Two Years Later
By Dr. Stefanie Meyer | Published by Merion West on March 12, 2022
In North Dakota, School Choice is Limited to Parents Who Can Pay
By Dr. Jeremy Jackson | Published by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on February 2, 2022
Existential Economics
By Dr. Clay Routledge | Published by Profectus in Winter 2022
Education Freedom in North Dakota Among the Worst in U.S.
By Dr. Jeremy Jackson | Published by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on January 23, 2022
Privacy and Safety Issues with Facebook's New 'Metaventure'
By Dr. Zahid Anwar | Published by Dark Reading on December 15, 2021
Trust in the Workplace
By Dr. Joshua Marineau | Published by Fargo INC! on December 1, 2021
SMU's Prolonged NCAA Execution
By Dr. Kerianne Lawson | Published by Sportico on December 8, 2021
This Thanksgiving, Let's Be Grateful for Human Progress
By Drs. Clay Routledge and John Bitzan | Published by The Hill on November 25, 2021
Most Americans Believe They Can Live Meaningful Lives
By Dr. Clay Routledge | Published by The Washington Examiner on November 20, 2021
Benefiting From a Lockdown: How Local Entrepreneurs Found a Silver Lining in the Midst of Quarantine
By Dr. Joshua Marineau | Published by Fargo INC! on November 1, 2021
Warren's Ransomware Bill Victimizes Targets to Collect Data
By Drs. Zahid Anwar and Jeremy Straub | Published by The Hill on October 13, 2021
Can Modern Technology Help Build Trust Between Azerbaijan and Armenia?
By Dr. Fariz Huseynov | Published by The Caspian Post on October 1, 2021
Would Regulation Prevent AI From Becoming an Evil Overlord?
By Dr. Jeremy Straub | Published by Dakota Digital Review in October 2021
Gamestop or Stopping the Game?
By Dr. Fariz Huseynov | Published by Dakota Digital Review in October 2021
We Need Extreme Measures to Recover Afghans' Personal Data
By Drs. Zahid Anwar and Jeremy Straub | Published by The Hill on September 17, 2021
Bring the Outdoors into Your Hybrid Work Routine
By Dr. Clay Routledge | Published by Harvard Business Review on September 16, 2021
Biden Vaccination Mandate May Pit Employers Against State Laws
By Dr. Jeremy Straub | Published by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on September 10, 2021
Rediscovering the Bonds We Share
By Dr. Clay Routledge | Published by Profectus in Fall 2021
The COVID Pandemic and Entrepreneurs' Social Networks
By Dr. Joshua Marineau | Published by Fargo INC! in August 2021
It Is Easy To Complain About Higher Ed. At NDSU We Are Working On Solutions. 
By Drs. John Bitzan and Clay Routledge | Published by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on August 16, 2021
Views From a Public Choice Economist
By Dr. Jeremy Jackson | Published by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on August 12, 2021
Why Aren’t More Americans Getting Vaccinated?—Blame the FDA
By Dr. Raymond March | Published by Free the People on August 10, 2021
Failing Students for the Future
By Drs. Clay Routledge and John Bitzan | Published by Inside Higher Ed on August 3, 2021
Panic Won't Stop the Delta Variant. The Market Will.
By Dr. Raymond March | Published by The National Interest on July 20, 2021
US Railroads Offer Lessons On the Perils of Regulation as a Substitute for 'Competition'
By Dr. John Bitzan | Published by The Hill on July 14, 2021
College Kids Don't Understand Socialism—or Capitalism. Our Research Proves It
By Drs. John Bitzan and Clay Routledge | Published by Newsweek on July 12, 2021
The FDA Was Right to Approve Aducanumab for Alzheimer's
By Dr. Raymond March | Published by Inside Sources on July 11, 2021
Giving Kids More Freedom Encourages Skills
By Lenore Skenazy and Dr. Clay Routledge | Published by USA Today on July 8, 2021
You Can't Cure Your Employee's Existential Crisis. But You Can Help.
By Dr. Clay Routledge | Published by Harvard Business Review on June 7, 2021
Encourage Immigrant Entrepreneurs with Economic Freedom
By Drs. Ahmad Al Asady and John Bitzan | Published by The Washington Examiner on May 5, 2021
The Surprising Power of Nostalgia at Work
By Dr. Clay Routledge | Published by Harvard Business Review on April 26, 2021
The Deadly Consequences of Delaying the AstraZeneca Vaccine
By Dr. Raymond March | Published by The Washington Times on April 7, 2021
Pandemic Causes $1 Billion Revenue Shortfall for North Dakota
By Dr. Jeremy Jackson | Published by The Bismarck Tribune on April 3, 2021
UBI is Not a Recipe for Long-Term Human Flourishing
By Drs. Clay Routledge and Goonzalo Schwarz | Published by Newsweek on March 22, 2021
Local Decision-Makers and Keeping Kids Active During the Pandemic
By Drs. Stefanie Meyer and Collin Webser | Published by Merion West on March 17, 2021
Remember the Good Old Days? No Need to Feel Ashamed If You Do
By Dr. Clay Routledge | Published by The Wall Street Journal on February 27, 2021
How to Harness Tribalism to Unify Americans
By Dr. Clay Routledge and Ben Wilterdink | Published by Merion West on February 12, 2021
Competition, Not More Regulation, is Needed to Lower Insulin Costs
By Dr. Raymond March | Published by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on January 14, 2021
Artificial Intelligence, Cyberattacks and the Next Cold War
By Dr. Jeremy Straub | Published by Dakota Digital Review on December 3, 2020
Gig Workers Provide Lifeline During Pandemic
By Dr. Ranjit Godavarthy | Published by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on November 4, 2020
Give Families the Power of School Choice
By Dr. Jeremy Jackson | Published by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on November 3, 2020
Boredom: A Double-Edged Sword, For Individuals and Society
By Dr. Clay Routledge | Published by Merion West on October 14, 2020
Searching for Common Meaning in the Age of Polarization
By Drs. Gonzalo Schwarz and Clay Routledge | Published by Merion West on September 16, 2020
More Executive Orders Will Not Make Medicines Cheaper
By Dr. Raymond March | Published by The Hill on September 10, 2020
Meaning and Markets
By Drs. John Bitzan and Clay Routledge | Published by The Bridge on August 31, 2020
The U.S. Has Lots to Lose and Little to Gain by Banning TikTok and WeChat
By Dr. Jeremy Straub | Published by The Conversation, The Street, MarketWatch on August 28, 2020
Has the Time Come for North Dakota Charter Schools?
By Dr. Jeremy Jackson | Published by The Bismarck Tribune on August 23, 2020
COVID-19 and the FDA: Lessons Learned
By Dr. Raymond March | Published by The Independent Institute in Summer 2021
Free Markets and Meaning in Life
By Drs. Clay Routledge and John Bitzan | Published by The Wall Street Journal on July 30, 2020
How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Faster
By Dr. Raymond March | Published by The Hill on July 20, 2020
Existential Health and Human Flourishing
By Drs. Clay Routledge and John Bitzan | Published by The Washington Examiner on July 9, 2020
COVID-19 Brings Renewed Debate about Legislating Externalities
By Dr. Cheryl Wachenheim | Published for Spotlight on Economics on June 4, 2020
Research Improves Understanding of Public Policies
By Dr. Ryan Yonk | Published for Spotlight on Economics on May 27, 2020
How Will COVID-19 Affect International Trade?
By Dr. Anupa Sharma | Published for Spotlight on Economics on May 13, 2020
Pandemic Protection and Economic Growth are Complements, Not Substitutes
By Dr. Raymond March | Published for Spotlight on Economics on May 6, 2020
Economics Lessons From Bald and Bankrupt
By Dr. Veeshan Rayamajhee | Published for Spotlight on Economics on April 22, 2020
Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Focus On What Gives Your Life Meaning
By Drs. Clay Routledge and John Bitzan | Published by Entrepreneur Magazine on April 20, 2020
Ability to Find Meaning in Life Key to Economic COVID Recovery
By Drs. Clay Routledge and John Bitzan | Published by The Western Journal on April 9, 2020
Look to Local Efforts to Flatten the Curve
By Dr. Raymond March | Published by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on April 2, 2020
Opportunities in Overcoming Physical Distancing
By Dr. Ganapathy Mahalingam | Published by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on April 1, 2020
COVID-19 Might Cause Us to Reasses Our Work-Family Priorities
By Dr. Clay Routledge | Published by the Institute for Family Studies on March 30, 2020
Make Licensure Reciprocity Permanent
By Dr. Jeremy Jackson | Published by The Bismarck Tribune on March 30, 2020
We Need Civil Discourse, Even in an Emergency
By Dr. Ryan Yonk | Published by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on March 27, 2020
The Power of Meaning
By Drs. John Bitzan and Clay Routledge | Published by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on March 27, 2020
Trust Private Enterprise to Flatten the Curve
By Dr. Raymond March | Published by The Hill on March 26, 2020
We Can Fight COVID-19 and Social Isolation by Promoting Meaning
By Dr. Clay Routledge | Published by the Institute for Family Studies on March 17, 2020
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