B.K. Marcus is managing editor of The Freeman.
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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.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS
No matter what political ideology drives an independence movement, real independence for a small political territory requires smaller government to survive.
JUNE 16, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS
The Robin Hood legend originated as a story about political, not economic, oppression.
Words from Victorian England continue to haunt advocates of freedom and peace
APRIL 21, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS
In letting our opponents redefine the terms of the debate, we have allowed ourselves to descend to the position where we constantly have to explain what we don't mean.
MARCH 11, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS
Those who use the word "privilege" as a bludgeon don't understand the word's history any better than they do the complexity of power dynamics.
They had more to do with each other than you might think
NOVEMBER 25, 2013 by B.K. MARCUS
The plague and the Little Ice Age didn't do Europe any favors. But the excesses of the State amplified the damage.
Programming quality is inversely proportional to regulatory meddling
OCTOBER 09, 2013 by B.K. MARCUS
Television's new golden age puts consumers in control, rather than the government or the networks.
The story of America’s most famous statue is more than a little libertarian
AUGUST 20, 2013 by B.K. MARCUS
We hear that the Statue of Liberty was the gift of "the French people" to "the American people." Grammar-school civics aside, though, individuals from all walks of life wound up funding the statue voluntarily, without State funding or coercion.
Why Did It Take So Long for the World to Go Wireless?
AUGUST 01, 2013 by B.K. MARCUS
The story of the wireless revolution begins before World War II. It took an extra couple of decades to come about because the inventors dedicated themselves to the State.
Democracy and Liberty Don't Necessarily Go Together
JULY 22, 2013 by B.K. MARCUS
The Chinese students crushed in Tiananmen Square had the same division as American revolutionaries: Some wanted freedom from coercive government, while others simply wanted to take their rulers' seats.