Eric Boehm

Eric Boehm is a reporter for Reason. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, but will never consider himself a southerner. He writes 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 and was bureau chief of the (now defunct) Pennsylvania Independent in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, The Freeman MagazineThe Philadelphia InquirerThe American SpectatorThe Washington ExaminerThe Daily Signal,, and elsewhere. He received a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University in 2009.

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 listicle about the 2008 Democratic National Convention.