October 2013Volume 63, 2013
Work probably dominates your time in one way or another: Either you spend most of your waking hours on it, or you’re dealing with the hardship of not being able to find any. Work is also at the very heart of everything we value about the economy, so how we talk about it matters, says Sarah Skwire, even beyond just how we feel about our days. Bruce Yandle looks into where all those people who aren’t even trying to find work have gone. D.W. MacKenzie explains why raising the minimum wage is only going to mean more people fall back out of the workforce. Plus, Lawrence Reed discusses what we’re really all about at FEE, Jeffrey Tucker says there’s an encouraging trend in pop culture, Tom Bell lays out a way to keep cities vibrant, and much, much more.
What Have You Done for Liberty Today?
JULY 01, 2013 by Lawrence W. Reed
FEE is devoted to bringing in newcomers to the liberty movement, not sitting on our haunches preaching to the converted. You should join us.
Work is the engine of the economy and the path to fulfillment
OCTOBER 01, 2013 by The Freeman
Work isn't always pleasant, but it's the true engine of the economy, and it's gotten less dangerous and back-breaking even as it's become better paid. Free from the interference of the sanctimonious political types, it can be a path to fulfillment, whether on the job site or during increasing off hours, when we can, yes, work on what we truly love.
Be Mindful of How You Label the People with Whom You Disagree
AUGUST 30, 2013 by Sandy Ikeda
Ideological bubbles restrict our intellectual development and make constructive dialogue that much harder. Pay attention to how you describe your intellectual opponents; using terms they would never use themselves is a good sign you've slipped into your own bubble.
Shares in Incorporated Co-op Cities Might Be the Next Big Thing
AUGUST 14, 2013 by Tom W. Bell
Cities fail because governments take residents for granted and residents stop caring. An ownership model--based on co-ops or employee-owned firms--could fix that.