Jeffrey Copeland

jcopeland@fee.org

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AUGUST 14, 2014 by JEFFREY COPELAND

Five dozen college students engaged five economists from across the country on how free markets and entrepreneurship alleviate suffering better than aid programs.

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FEE Kicks Off Summer with “People Aren’t Pawns” Seminar in Austin

JUNE 16, 2014 by JEFFREY COPELAND

To kick off FEE's Summer Seminar series, more than 60 students traveled to Austin, Texas, for "People Aren't Pawns: Understanding the Economics of Human Behavior."

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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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