Eric Boehm

Reporter, Reason Magazine

Location icon United States of America

Eric Boehm is a reporter for Reason Magazine. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, but he will never consider himself a southerner. He wites abot about state government, pensions, licensing, regulations, civil liberties and anything else that strikes him in the moment. Previously, he was a national regulatory reporter for Watchdog.org and was bureau chief of the (now defunct) Pennsylvania Independent in Harrsburg, Pennsylvania.

His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, The Freeman Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The American Spectator, The Washington Examiner, The Daily Signal, FoxNews.com and elsewhere. He received a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University in 2009, but he refuses to hang it on his wall until his student loans are fully paid off sometime in the mid-2020s.

He has also lived in St. Paul, Minnesota; Rochester, New York; and Brussels, Belgium.

When he steps away from the computer, he enjoys drinking craft beer and good gin, cheering for an eclectic mix of favorite sports teams (mostly based in Philadelphia), updating his list of TV shows he intended to watch but never did, reading and traveling to new places. He was once featured in a Buzzfeed list-icle about the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Portfolio
WSJ
08/19/2016
You Don't Need to Be a Dentist to Fill a Cavity

St. Paul, Minn. Some days you can find Christy Jo Fogarty at Children's Dental Services in Minneapolis, checking kids for cavities. Other times she's at an elementary school or driving a mobile clinic to towns beyond the suburbs, where shopping centers abruptly give way to cornfields.

WSJ
01/29/2016
For Hospital Chains, Competition Is a Bitter Pill

Building a new medical center in Virginia can take a decade, because state laws favor entrenched players. When the 124-bed StoneSprings Hospital Center opened in December, it became the first new hospital in Loudoun County, Va., in more than a century.

Reason.com
09/22/2016
Taxing Human Waste Won't Get Chicago's Pension Fund Out of Deep Doo-Doo

Residents of Chicago already pay for water and sewer services-like anyone else does. Starting next year, though, they'll be paying an extra 30 percent for the privilege of having indoor plumbing. Draining those dollars out of resident's wallets isn't a response to a sudden increase in the price of water and won't pay for upgrades to the city's sewers.

Human Events
05/20/2013
Day of the dead: Regulations bury grieving families

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The monks of St. Joseph Abbey in Covington, La., leave this world in the same simple way as they live in it. And when public interest in their basic, handmade wooden caskets grew, the monks proved to have a shrewd business sense, too.

Reason.com
08/04/2016
Chicago Would Be Even More of a Disaster if It Had Been Awarded the 2016 Olympics

Back in October 2009 there were plenty of reasons to think the Olympic torch would be lit in Chicago this summer. Instead, on Friday night, the flame will be lit in Rio de Janerio. Chicago, and the rest of America, should breath a sigh of relief. Chicago's bid for the 2016 seemingly had everything.

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