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Unemployment Benefits: The Government Gets What It Pays For

Have the perverse incentives been proved?

FEBRUARY 25, 2015 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

The surprisingly robust growth in the US economy in 2014 may have been due to the late 2013 decision by Congress to cease extensions of unemployment benefits. When the federal government stopped sending checks to people who remained unemployed, more of them found work.

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Buffaloed by Hidden Taxes

Obamacare’s costs are starting to show

FEBRUARY 24, 2015 by D.W. MACKENZIE

All too many Americans are buffaloed by the hidden tax and regulatory costs that everyone pays.

NEWS & EVENTS

FEE Seminars 2015

FEE’s seminars give students the tools they need to apply economic thinking in their daily lives. For 2015, FEE presents 12 three-day seminars throughout the country, each of which explores different topics and dimensions of the freedom philosophy.

President’s Quarterly Update—January 2015

We begin 2015 with the wind at our backs and an exciting course set for the months ahead.

Strategic Notes from FEE, February 2015

Teachers of free market economics, particularly those like FEE who are influenced by the Austrian school, have a major advantage over those who cling to the Keynesian mainstream. 

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Essential Works from FEE

JANUARY 19, 2010 by F. A. HAYEK

It wasn't the workers and peasants who gave the world the total state. 

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 by HENRY HAZLITT

The full text of Hazlitt's famed primer on economic principles: read this first! 

NOVEMBER 16, 2012 by FREDERIC BASTIAT

Frederic Bastiat's timeless defense of liberty for all. Once read and understood, nothing ever looks the same. 

OCTOBER 01, 1960 by F. A. HAYEK

There can be little doubt that man owes some of his greatest suc­cesses in the past to the fact that he has not been able to control so­cial life. 

DECEMBER 01, 2008 by LEONARD E. READ

No one knows how to make a pencil: Leonard Read's classic (Audio, HTML, and PDF) 

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