Paul L. Poirot

ppoirot@fee.org

Paul L. Poirot was a long-time member of the staff of the Foundation for Economic Education and editor of its journal, The Freeman, from 1956 to 1987.

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Clichés of Progressivism

#21 – “Capitalism’s Sweatshops and Child Labor Cry Out for Government Intervention”

SEPTEMBER 05, 2014 by PAUL L. POIROT

Improving the lot of the working poor is not as simple as pushing a button. People are raised out of difficult working conditions over time through savings, investment, and innovation.

Clichés of Progressivism

#9 – Human Rights Are More Important Than Property Rights

JUNE 13, 2014 by PAUL L. POIROT

Rights to property--property in yourself and in your possessions--cannot be separated from human rights.

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The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty

Consistently and Continuously Standing Against the Fallacies and Clichés of Politics

JANUARY 01, 2006 by PAUL L. POIROT

Henry Hazlitt (18941993), on the hundredth anniversary of his birth, most deservedly was designated journalist of the century. He also was the last survivor of the founding trustees of the Foundation for Economic Education.

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"If We Had No Social Security, Many People Would Go Hungry"

The Social Security Idea Is Based on a Questionable Premise

SEPTEMBER 01, 2005 by PAUL L. POIROT

CURRENT ISSUE

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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