Freeman

Vintage

Schooling an Industrial Proletariat

An excerpt from The Underground History of American Education

JANUARY 26, 2015 by JOHN TAYLOR GATTO

Peering into the history of government education reveals collusion to produce cogs in a state-industrial machine.

Clichés of Progressivism

#41 – “Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Proved That We Needed Anti-Trust Laws”

JANUARY 23, 2015 by LAWRENCE W. REED

If Standard Oil was any kind of monopoly, it was not a coercive one, because it did not derive its high market share from special government favors.

Feature

The Pursuit of Profit Is Pro-Social

A value-creating business is “social” whether it pursues an explicit social agenda or not

JANUARY 21, 2015 by MATTHEW MCCAFFREY

The market is an elaborate network of voluntary exchanges in which buyers and sellers constantly make each other better off. In that sense, all value-generating businesses are "social" enterprises.

ANYTHING PEACEFUL ANYTHING PEACEFUL

3 Reasons to Support School Choice

How could anyone oppose a marketplace in education?

School choice enables students, including the poorest kids, to achieve more than they could have in conventional public schools.

The Pretense of the State of the Union

There are no masters at the top who know what’s best for everyone

Are we really being asked to believe that the American people as a whole have a spirit, and that the president is somehow magically ordained to know its height?

THE ARENA

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Given v. Diedrich on Voting

Do you believe voting advances liberty?

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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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