Freeman Article Archive

Amazon Liberates Readers
The Digital Era Creates Gardens without Gardeners

Science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin blames Amazon and capitalism for dumbing down the publishing world, but readers are doing better than ever.

What Do We Celebrate on the Fourth of July?
Independence Day Isn’t Just a Political Celebration

There's value in having a parade just to appreciate the right to have a parade.

Home Education Inspires a Love of Learning
Real Heroes: Homeschool Parents

The verdict is in: the one ingredient that makes the most difference in how well and how much children learn is parental involvement.

How to Outsource Your Compassion to the Government
Economic Intervention Punishes Those Who Help Most

Millions of people have trouble earning a living. Isn't it perverse to burden those who are doing the most to alleviate the problem?

Money Will Be Digital — But Will It Be Free?
Every Penny You Spend Could Be Monitored and Controlled

The future will not be a choice between paper money and cryptocurrency. It will be a choice between two competing visions of digital money: one free, one authoritarian.

Frédéric Bastiat Deserves a Posthumous Nobel
Introducing New Readers to Economic Sophisms, Essays on Political Economy, and Economic Harmonies

Bastiat made the core truths of economics lively and unforgettable.

Generous with Someone Else’s Money
Misguided Compassion at Public Expense

Until people understand that Uncle Sam shouldn't be a year-round Santa Claus, public officials will continue to act like Delia Curry and Arne Duncan.

A Fighter on Many Fronts
Real Heroes: Joe Louis

Joe Louis dealt with poverty and racism, took on the best boxers of his day, battled the Nazis, and crossed swords with the Internal Revenue Service.

Those Who Shape Us, the Lives We Touch
Reflections on My Sister in the Wake of Her Passing

Earlier this month, my 67-year-old sister, Ginger, died peacefully after a long illness. Her human action changed my life.

A Motorcycle Salesman Looks Back

Gone are the post-war dinosaurs whose death roars leakedfrom their slash-cut pipes like twenty-weight crude. Gone, too,

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