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A Warning to Americans From Across the Pond: Don’t Take Your Free Speech Rights for Granted

A Warning to Americans From Across the Pond: Don’t Take Your Free Speech Rights for Granted

For the past decade, freedom of speech has been at the forefront of America’s culture war, and it should not…
3 Rules of Rational Parenting Derived from Good Economics

3 Rules of Rational Parenting Derived from Good Economics

As an economist, one of the most common questions I get is inquiries on which stocks to buy. As I’ve…
The Film That Turned Dietrich Bonhoeffer Away From Nationalism—and Toward Pacifism

The Film That Turned Dietrich Bonhoeffer Away From Nationalism—and Toward Pacifism

In 1936, the University of Berlin revoked the teaching certificate of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the young Christian theologian who would eventually…
Meet the First American Journalist to Interview Hitler—and the First Expelled From Nazi Germany

Meet the First American Journalist to Interview Hitler—and the First Expelled From Nazi Germany

In a 1990 interview, legendary English singer and songwriter David Bowie opined that being famous was not itself “a rewarding…
Why Do Wages Rise? Not Because of Minimum Wage Laws, New Data Show

Why Do Wages Rise? Not Because of Minimum Wage Laws, New Data Show

In 2023, more than half of states will be raising their minimum wage. While this may sound like a recipe…
The (Further) Case for the Free Market in Education

The (Further) Case for the Free Market in Education

In 1964, Leonard Read wrote a powerful essay celebrating the free market in education. Read, who founded FEE nearly two…
Leonard Read’s Three Levels of Libertarian Leadership

Leonard Read’s Three Levels of Libertarian Leadership

Leonard Read identified three levels of libertarian leadership. To achieve the first level, one must understand the freedom philosophy enough…
The World’s Largest Economics Association Just Passed a Policy Stating All Data in Journals Must Be ‘Legally Acquired’

The World’s Largest Economics Association Just Passed a Policy Stating All Data in Journals Must Be ‘Legally Acquired’

The largest association of professional economists, the American Economics Association, recently announced a new standard for publications: all data must…
Joseph Goebbels’ Own Words Show He Loved Socialism and Saw It as ‘the Future’

Joseph Goebbels’ Own Words Show He Loved Socialism and Saw It as ‘the Future’

One of the comforts of growing older is knowing that some things will never change. Sports fans will always argue…
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