Freeman Article Archive

Blind but Not Disabled
Real Heroes: Fanny Crosby

The most revered woman in late 19th-century America was popular as much for her perseverance in the face of a horrific obstacle as for all the many good deeds she performed.

Daredevil: In Praise of the Not-So-Super Hero
Is the next Matt Murdock in the mirror?

If we could get past this urge to wish that politicians were superheroes, ready to sweep in and save us, maybe we could begin to think of ourselves as the accidental not-so-super heroes we have been waiting for.

For Bethlehem Steel

Outside, February beats her wide wingsover the birches. Her breath smokes the glass

Paul Krugman: Three Wrongs Don’t Make a Right
The empirical failures of Krugman’s macroeconomic model

Paul Krugman claims he has been "right about everything." And yet, he has been utterly wrong on so many things. We catalog his mistakes here for your reading pleasure.

Shame on You! How Self-Righteous Voters Create Silent Majorities
Shy Tories, closet conservatives, and latent libertarians

In the flux and flow of electoral politics, Britons and Americans alike are familiar with the outspoken left and the shy right, as libertarians remain in limbo.

Oliver Stone: Meet Friedrich Hayek
In defense of insider trading

Preventing insiders from using their unique knowledge distorts signals that stock prices send to market participants. That can lead to market instability and corporate scandals.

From the Sixth Grade to a Harvard Degree
Real Heroes: Norval Morey

In his 77 years of life, "Nub" Morey journeyed further than most of us ever will. He was a pioneering inventor, an entrepreneurial genius, a job creator, and a benefactor of education.

Eating Light

Collocations, rifts, briefcleavings and aversions

Blurring the Lines between Products and Services
What matters is producing value

Hand-wringing over the loss of manufacturing may have to do with a false distinction between manufacturing and services.

Is There Really a Pink Tax?
Applying economics to the question of prices for men and women

Before we conclude injustice in market prices, we have to make sure we've exhausted all the explanations economics can offer.

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