Freeman

Clichés of Progressivism

#46 – “Statistical Disparities between Races Prove Discrimination”

FEBRUARY 27, 2015 by WALTER E. WILLIAMS

Let us acknowledge a few gross disparities and decide whether they represent what lawyers and judges call a "pattern and practice of discrimination," while at the same time thinking about what corrective action might be taken.

Book Value

The Garage That Couldn’t Be Boarded Up

Uber and the jitney … everything old is new again

FEBRUARY 26, 2015 by SARAH SKWIRE

Regulators ran jitney operators out of every town in America. But something important has changed the game in passengers' favor.

ANYTHING PEACEFUL ANYTHING PEACEFUL

The Climate Complex Strikes Back

Was the New York Times piece against Willie Soon a hit job?

Climate-change skeptic Willie Soon may be an unethical, corporate-bought climate-change denier or the latest casualty of the Climate-Industrial Complex's immune response.

ISIS Vindicates the Humanities

The biggest threat to the Islamic State: knowledge of a world without them

Do art, history, and the humanities matter? The enemies of civilization think so.

THE ARENA

.

Given v. Diedrich on Voting

Do you believe voting advances liberty?

EMAIL UPDATES

* indicates required

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.
Download Free PDF

PAST ISSUES

SUBSCRIBE

RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION

Essential Works from FEE

Economics in One Lesson (full text)

By HENRY HAZLITT

The full text of Hazlitt's famed primer on economic principles: read this first!


By FREDERIC BASTIAT

Frederic Bastiat's timeless defense of liberty for all. Once read and understood, nothing ever looks the same.


By F. A. HAYEK

There can be little doubt that man owes some of his greatest suc­cesses in the past to the fact that he has not been able to control so­cial life.


By JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Leonard Read took the lessons of entrepreneurship with him when he started his ideological venture.


By LEONARD E. READ

No one knows how to make a pencil: Leonard Read's classic (Audio, HTML, and PDF)