Doug French

Recent Work

When compassion goes bad

Problems with the ADA abound.

July 17, 2008

The Americans with Disabilities Act is just another government encroachment on property rights that makes us all worse off – including the disabled.

In the red ... from going green

Environmental extremism threatens Nevada's economic health.

July 10, 2008

Federal laws prohibiting the drilling for fossil fuels punish no state in the union more than Nevada. Not that there is any oil or gas to drill for in the Silver State. It's just that nobody is walking or riding his bike into Las Vegas or Reno to tempt Lady Luck.

Minimum wage and unemployment

An increase in the former causes an increase in the latter.

June 26, 2008

As Nevada's unemployment rate goes up, one wonders if the voters who said "yes" to a higher minimum wage in the November 2006 election are having second thoughts.

New approach needed on public pensions

Do Nevada's political leaders have the courage to act?

June 19, 2008

To reform NVPERS, our politicians would have to look beyond their next elections and selflessly put the greater good above their own retirement planning.

Are delusional political beliefs really free?

Higher tourism taxes will burden all Nevadans.

May 22, 2008

While most people practice intellectual self-discipline in their day-to-day lives, they often max out emotionally once they're in the voting booth.