B.K. Marcus


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

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Clichés of Progressivism

#49 – “People Love the Robin Hood Story Because He Took from the Rich to Give to the Poor”

MARCH 20, 2015 by B.K. MARCUS

Generations have grown up with a heroic ideal of robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. Only those who are particularly wary of an apparently "progressive" message in the legend take exception.


Armed and Black

The history of African-American self-defense

FEBRUARY 03, 2015 by B.K. MARCUS

A lot of people believe that blacks march in lockstep behind calls for gun control. But while the civil rights movement largely was about nonviolent resistance, many blacks exercised a legitimate right of self-defense. Many still do today.


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.


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.


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.


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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