Freeman Article Archive

The Man Who Almost Stopped Julius Caesar
Real Heroes: Cato the Younger

To accept forgiveness would be conceding Caesar's right to forgive, and Cato would not concede that.

War Is No Excuse for Socialist Planning
Do We Need Government to Design a “War Economy”?

After the fall of the Soviet Union, just about everybody agreed that full-blown central planning was a bad way to produce food, cars, and television sets. However, people still seem to have a soft spot for planning when it comes to a "war economy."

Is Politics Obsolete?
How People Outpace Politicians

Progress occurs despite politics and politicians, not because of them.

Liberty Still Has a Fighting Chance
Can Alexis de Tocqueville’s American Exceptionalism Be Restored?

The American Dream still lives in the hearts of those who love liberty and refuse to surrender it.

Who Is Building the Private, Peer-to-Peer Marketplace?
An Interview with Sam Patterson

"The ability to engage in trade directly with someone in person is a great thing, and it's a shame that hasn't been possible online — until now."

You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down
Real Heroes: James U. Blanchard

Jim Blanchard overcame personal tragedy to become a powerful figure for liberty and sound money.

We Hide Our Faces from the Wind

If the Pères Blancs send money, / I will ransom more slaves. Jean, now free,

Don't Worship the Free Market
Faith in Freedom Need Not Be Blind

To say that liberty will take care of a problem is not a shut-up argument, and it shouldn't be used that way.

The Politics of Nostalgia
Why Does the Left Want to Take Us Backwards?

Progressives join many conservatives in their misty view of the 1950s.

Authoritarians Like Twitter, Too
Repressive Regimes Can and Do Use Social Media to Solidify Their Grip on Power

The net effects of social media on the possibility of democratic revolution are at best ambiguous.

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