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Clichés of Progressivism

#41 – “Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Proved That We Needed Anti-Trust Laws”

JANUARY 23, 2015 by LAWRENCE W. REED

If Standard Oil was any kind of monopoly, it was not a coercive one, because it did not derive its high market share from special government favors.

Book Review

Sanctifying the Individual

Does the West owe its individualism to Christianity?

JANUARY 22, 2015 by ALLEN MENDENHALL

Larry Siedentop's Inventing the Individual outlines the origins of Western liberalism.

Wabi-Sabi

Visions of Progress: Henry George vs. Jane Jacobs

Or, Would You Rather Live in Georgetown or Jacobsville?

JANUARY 22, 2015 by SANDY IKEDA

George disparaged great cities, while Jacobs celebrated them.

Feature

The Pursuit of Profit Is Pro-Social

A value-creating business is “social” whether it pursues an explicit social agenda or not

JANUARY 21, 2015 by MATTHEW MCCAFFREY

The market is an elaborate network of voluntary exchanges in which buyers and sellers constantly make each other better off. In that sense, all value-generating businesses are "social" enterprises.

Blog

The Pretense of the State of the Union

There are no masters at the top who know what’s best for everyone

JANUARY 21, 2015 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Are we really being asked to believe that the American people as a whole have a spirit, and that the president is somehow magically ordained to know its height?

NEWS & EVENTS

FEE Announces 2015 Leonard E. Read Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

FEE is pleased to announce that Mr. Giancarlo Ibárgüen is the winner of the second annual Leonard E. Read Distinguished Alumni Award. 

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.

Annual Retreat 2015

Join 100+ other donors and alumni in sunny southwest Florida for a weekend retreat focused on developing the next generation of principled leaders and entrepreneurs.

MORE NEWS & EVENTS

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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