Freeman Article Archive

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.

The Spy in Your Pocket
How a Federal Court Skirted the Fourth Amendment and Dealt a Blow to Privacy

Will the market fill the demand for privacy, and will the government let it do so?

America’s First Feminist Was a Radical Libertarian
Real Heroes: Anne Hutchinson

Anne Hutchinson was a martyr for the freedoms of speech, religion, and association.

Lessons from the Richest Duck in the World
Economics in Three Duck Tales

Carl Barks, the creator of Disney's Scrooge McDuck, consciously created a capitalist morality tale.

5 Unintended Consequences of Regulation and Government Meddling
Or, When the Cure Is Worse Than the Disease

Well-intentioned laws can cause serious mischief and hurt the very groups supposedly being helped.

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