B.K. Marcus

bkmarcus@fee.org

B.K. Marcus is managing editor of The Freeman.

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Too Dumb for Democracy?

Global ignorance vs. local knowledge

NOVEMBER 17, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS

Mass ignorance about an increasingly complex world is a fact of life. And yet we're all supposed to make decisions on matters about which we know little to nothing. It's called democracy.

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Learning to Love the Low Road

Economic theory teaches us to see beauty where others see only ugliness

OCTOBER 29, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS

When you become aware of the critical importance of capital equipment to the creation of wealth, the industrial zones can become beautiful.

Feature

Hayek’s “Rejuvenating Event”

How the Austrian economist’s Nobel Prize changed the world

OCTOBER 09, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS

Despite everything wrong with the Nobel Prize in Economics, it brought F.A. Hayek's work back to life.

Blog

Why Libertarians Wanted Scotland to Secede

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS

No matter what political ideology drives an independence movement, real independence for a small political territory requires smaller government to survive.

Feature

Class War in the Time of Robin Hood

JUNE 16, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS

The Robin Hood legend originated as a story about political, not economic, oppression.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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