Are you better off than you were four years ago?

November 2nd, 2012 by Brian T. Schwartz Categories: Opinion Editorials, Publications No Responses

Published in the Boulder Daily Camera. Summary: Income is down. Unemployment is up. Net worth is down.

Boulder City Council says bars are responsible for drunk patrons

September 29th, 2012 by Brian T. Schwartz Categories: Opinion Editorials, Publications No Responses

Published in the Boulder Daily Camera: Contrary to the Council, business owners are not responsible for keeping customers sober and well-behaved. Nor is government responsible. That’s each person’s responsibility.

Boulder/Denver Grocery Bag Restrictions Would Trash our Liberties

August 26th, 2012 by Brian T. Schwartz Categories: Opinion Editorials, Publications No Responses

Published in the Boulder Daily Camera on July 11, 2012. The city’s reasons for bag restrictions collapse like a soggy paper bag.

Aurora theater shooting: Gun control (victim disarmament) an unwise response

August 2nd, 2012 by Brian T. Schwartz Categories: Opinion Editorials, Publications, guns No Responses

In the Boulder Daily Camera: Want safer theaters? Blogger Ari Armstrong suggests that theaters offer free tickets and popcorn to armed off-duty police officers, and publicize the policy.

Why medical care costs so much

July 15th, 2012 by Brian T. Schwartz Categories: Opinion Editorials, Publications, health No Responses

Published in the Boulder Daily Camera.

Privatizing library operations can save taxpayer dollars

July 15th, 2012 by Brian T. Schwartz Categories: Opinion Editorials, Publications No Responses

Published in the Boulder Daily Camera.

Boulder’s proposed grocery bag fee is garbage. It trashes our liberties

May 25th, 2012 by Brian T. Schwartz Categories: Opinion Editorials, Publications No Responses

In The Daily Camera: By Boulder’s standard of “zero waste,” the City Council’s plan to restrict plastic bag use is garbage. Regardless, such restrictions are foul rubbish. They empower bag bullies to self-righteously trash our liberties.

“Free” parking isn’t free, and the benefits of charging for it

May 19th, 2012 by Brian T. Schwartz Categories: Opinion Editorials, Publications No Responses

We pay a lot for “free” parking – in time, frustration, and as the video here shows, a missed opportunity to revitalize a shopping district.

Why college costs so much: government financial “aid” is more harm than “aid”

April 13th, 2012 by Brian T. Schwartz Categories: Opinion Editorials, education, spending No Responses

Tax-funded financial aid “results in increased tuition, leading to political pressure to further increase aid. This in turn leads to higher tuitions

Your health care: Don’t trust the Colorado Trust

April 3rd, 2012 by Brian T. Schwartz Categories: Opinion Editorials, Publications, health No Responses

In the Boulder Daily Camera: Mandatory insurance isn’t about personal responsibility or reducing cost-shifting. It’s about using politically-controlled health plans to advance political control of your medical care.