Christopher E. Baecker, Author at The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Christopher E. Baecker
Christopher E. Baecker manages fixed assets for Pioneer Energy Services in San Antonio, Texas, and is an adjunct lecturer of economics at Northwest Vista College. He can frequently be found in the San Antonio Express-News, RealClearMarkets, and the Foundation for Economic Education. He can be reached at, Facebook, and Twitter.
by | Feb 24, 2021

Folks like me try to coexist peacefully with others. We all presumably want to raise our kids right, earn a slice of the American dream, and enjoy a bit of leisure. Too often though, we find ourselves in defensive postures…

by | Jan 8, 2021

My wife thinks I have a problem, an addiction I should take care not to broadcast too much. “When is enough enough??” I’m hooked on the “Great British Baking Show” (GBBS). Not since “Breaking Bad” have I spent so much…

by | Oct 27, 2020

The Wall Street Journal recently ran two pieces, one atop the other, covering how neighbors and loved ones span the gulf of divergent political beliefs. Needless to say, it’s a topic of particular relevance during this, or any, election season….

by | Jul 21, 2020

This spring my 15-year-old got Invisalign to straighten her teeth. We didn’t feel they “needed” as much work as those of her older sister, and were therefore disappointed to learn it would cost the same regardless. “Why weren’t there lesser-work/lesser-cost…

by | Mar 7, 2020

The other night I ended class by introducing my students to the concept of “concentrated benefits versus dispersed costs.” Given the season, it was an opportune moment to use tax code simplification as an example. When such reform is on…

by | Oct 5, 2019

Our domestic oil industry seems to have found itself in uncertain times. It’s not a price shock like mid-2014 to early 2016 or even a slide like that of last winter. Operational challenges are being encountered. Investors are done with financing growth and want…

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