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10 Quotes by the Great David Hume on Liberty and Property
“Property is…derived from the rules of justice.”
Finland Ends Its Experiment with Universal Basic Income
The Finnish government has decided to stop handing out requirement-free money.
Turgot: The Man Who First Put Laissez-Faire Into Action
Anne Robert Jacques Turgot was a man of truth, courage, and compassion.
Factfulness: Why Things Are a Lot Better Than You Think
Don't be a starry-eyed optimist, be a "serious possibilist."
In Les Misérables, the Revolutionaries Are (Also) the Villains
In most wars, the revolutionaries are just as guilty as the state they’re revolting against.
Can Comedy Change the World?
In the wide variety of tools capable of changing hearts and minds, humor is one of the most powerful.
Locking up Addicts Won't Fix the Opiate Crisis
If there is no victim, there is no crime—and that’s why the War on Drugs is a war on addicts.
Responsibility Is the Antidote to the Poverty Mindset
The worst poverty is not material poverty, but poverty of soul.
My 5 Favorite Evil Corporations
Give thanks to the corporations that have made our modern lives amazing.
France Shows What You Actually Get with Democratic Socialism
Strikes, walk-outs, and the rejection of meritorious advancement.
The Tale of the Slave
An excerpt from 'Anarchy, State, and Utopia' by Robert Nozick
Learn How to Launch Your Creative Arts Career at FEEcon 2018
Give your creativity career an innovative boost at FEEcon 2018!
Building More Highways Will Reduce Traffic Congestion
Forget about dystopian visions of LA's San Fernando Valley turning into Manhattan.
Millennial Entrepreneurs Understand the Power of Profit
Young business-owners grasp the importance of both small companies and large multi-national corporations in improving society.
Her "Little Pink House" Was Her Castle—Until the Government Said It Wasn't
A new movie about the infamous Kelo case tells the story of one of the most disgraceful Supreme Court decisions of modern times.
South Africa Didn't Learn from Apartheid. It's Still Waging War against Free Markets
The country is still embracing heavy government involvement in the economy, and it's having the same disastrous effects.
18 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Made Around the Time of the First Earth Day In 1970. Expect More This Year.
The prophets of doom were not simply wrong, but spectacularly wrong.
Judge in Uber Ruling: Antitrust Laws Designed "to Protect Competition, not Competitors."
If cab companies want to survive, they have to compete.
How AI and Looser Labor Laws Will Create Jobs
AI doesn't eliminate jobs, it just shifts them around.
When iPads Replace Waiters
Why do we fear things that improve our lives?
John Boehner on Cannabis: an "Evolved" Position or Just Blowing Smoke?
New conservative opinions on marijuana shine a light on questionable congressional lobbying tactics.
Who's to Blame for Oppressive Taxes, the IRS or the Politicians?
It's a tough one to call.
Genuine Free Markets Easily Out-Perform “State-Led Capitalism”
It doesn't matter where or what kind—all state intervention in the economy slows it down.
Is the U.S. Now Freer than Europe in Terms of Marijuana Decriminalization?
In many regards, Europe is lagging far behind the U.S. when it comes to legal marijuana.
Character, Not Control, Is the Antidote to Evil
Every hero is a potential villain who chose differently.
What Happens When an MBA Student Raised in Communist China Reads Hayek
My Chinese students grasped—perhaps more than many Americans—the gift that America’s founders bequeathed to humanity.
Lawrence W. Reed on the Erosion of Character and the Loss of Liberty
Larry Reed talks common sense on liberty and economic freedom.
This Italian Catholic Priest Was a Great Scholar of Liberty
Antonio Rosmini was perhaps the staunchest defender of private property in 19th-century Italy.
Some Thoughts, Facts, and Charts about Taxes: Bring Us Back To 1913; Or Better Yet, Bring Us Back To 1912!
Fun facts and figures about one of Americans' least favorite days.
European Nations (Surprisingly) Enjoy Considerable Economic Liberty, Data Show
The Euro Zone actually has some good things going for it, economically speaking.
Why Socialism Means Slavery
What is essential to the idea of a slave?
How the Scottish Enlightenment Glorified Commerce and the Individual
Without abolishing the individual, the Scottish Enlightenment nonetheless made solidarity basic to human existence.
Technophobia in One Lesson
Innovation should never be feared because with technological progress comes more opportunities for the human race.
Is Hayek or Keynes the Spirit of this Age of Economic Policy?
Did the ideas of F.A. Hayek make Australian cricket players cheat?
Humanity’s Remarkable Economic Progress Revealed in One Chart
Today, abundance is no longer restricted to the West.
What Is the Liberal Response to Illiberal Speech? John Stuart Mill's "On Liberty" Has the Answer
Sometimes it's important to get back to basics.
Progressive Taxation Makes Everyone Worse Off
While not as aggressive as some countries, America's progressive taxation system still has negative impacts across the board.
How to Make Better Decisions by Understanding Opportunity Cost
Use opportunity cost to get your foot in the door with new opportunities and valuable people.
Why Envy Is the Bitter Enemy of Success
Don't begrudge your friends' successes, celebrate and enable them.
Let Toys-R-Us Die with Dignity
The demise of iconic American toy retailer Toys-R-Us has sent many into a nostalgic frenzy.
Retail Giants Finally Getting “Smart” Thanks to Amazon
Competition that drives the market and technological innovations that make our world more wondrous with each passing year.
Hard-Won Homeschooling Freedoms Are Under Threat and Must Be Defended
Our modern homeschooling freedoms come with the responsibility to protect those freedoms.
You Can't Argue against Socialism's 100 Percent Record of Failure
After more than two dozen failed attempts, Socialism has proven itself to be a disastrous philosophy.
Are Australians Ready to Embrace the Freedom Philosophy?
How much influence does libertarianism have on Australian politics?
Social Justice: When Good Becomes Evil?
We must ask ourselves howwecan live and promote the good without causing even greater damage.
The Zuckerberg Hearings Prove Government Shouldn't Regulate Facebook
The answer to the outrage mob isn’t for the government to help Facebook entrench its position with some cronyistic regulation.
How Learning Blossoms in a School without Schooling
Children don’t like school because, like all human beings, they crave freedom.
The NSA Wants a Skeleton Key to Everyone's Encrypted Data
Encryption can protect personal data from government intrusion, which means the government wants the key to break it.
Asset Forfeiture Isn't about Crime. It's about the Money. This Is How We Can Tell.
Heavy police opposition to asset forfeiture restrictions in Minnesota is revealing, and shows the kind of push-back that happens in every state considering reform.
Let's Think Clearly about "Rights"
When you demand "Fill-In-Pet-Cause Rights," are you actually asking for rights, or are you asking for special, privileged treatment?