Sheldon Richman

Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and TheFreemanOnline.org, and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families.

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The Goal is Freedom

Financial Regulation and the “Money Power”

Insiders will benefit most

SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

We hear fierce denunciations of what is called the "money power." It is spoken of as mighty, demoniacal, dangerous, and schemes are proposed for mastering it which are futile and ridiculous, if it is what it is said to be. Every one of these schemes only opens chances for money-jobbers and financial wreckers to operate upon brokerages and differences while making legitimate finance hazardous and expensive, thereby adding to the cost of commercial operations.

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Financial Regulation and the "Money Power"

Insiders will benefit most.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

"Every one of these schemes only opens chances for money-jobbers and financial wreckers."

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The Constitution or Liberty

Context is crucial.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Alas, in the eyes of at least some framers, Article I, Section 8, did not exhaust the national government's powers.

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Austrian Exploitation Theory

Marx had no monopoly.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

The Austrian economist who refuted Marx's exploitation theory had one of his own.

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Sheldon Richman talks about Human Action

NOVEMBER 14, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Sheldon Richman is interviewed about the importance of Ludwig von Mises' Human Action.

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The Most Dangerous Derivative: Power & Privilege in the Corporate State

NOVEMBER 14, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Sheldon Richman, the Editor of The Freeman Magazine, lectures on the Most Dangerous Derivative: Power & Privilege in the Corporate State.

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130th Anniversary of Ludwig von Mises's Birth

SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 by SHELDON RICHMAN

September 29 is the 130th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig von Mises, the great Austrian economist, champion of individual liberty, and long-time friend of FEE. Click headline for links.

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Rand Paul and the Civil Rights Act: Was He Right?

MAY 26, 2010 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Sheldon Richman, writing in the Christian Science Monitor, discusses the recent controversy over Rand Paul's statements about the civil rights. Richman is editor of The Freeman

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Episode 19: State of the Union Address

JANUARY 29, 2010 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Mike Van Winkle and Sheldon Richman discuss the State of the Union Address. Was it all just political theatre? What were the most important messages? Find out.

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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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