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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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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The Power to Tax is the Power

NOVEMBER 27, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN

It would be nice if we could count on the court, at the very least, to forbid Congress from achieving a goal by means that violate freedom if means are available that do not. But let's hold our breath.

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Let's Ignore Congress

NOVEMBER 06, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN

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Getting in Deeper

OCTOBER 23, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN

In what the Wall Street Journal calls "a watershed moment for government intervention in the private sector," the Federal Reserve announced yesterday it will regulate executive compensation at all banks so that they will not have incentives to take on too much risk. The term "pretence of knowledge" comes to mind.

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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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