Freeman

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Citizens of the Cloud

An Interview with Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof

NOVEMBER 19, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

The Freeman sat down with the future's most dangerous woman -- dangerous, that is, if you're a legacy government.

Balanced Budget Compact: An Interview with Nick Dranias

Only the states can rein in a debt-addicted Congress

OCTOBER 20, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

FEE's director of programs, Richard Lorenc, got to sit down with Nick Dranias and talk about his work on national debt reform.

Parking, Prices, and the End of Circling: An Interview with Max Marty

OCTOBER 13, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

CEO Max Marty and his team are attempting to solve parking problems with peer-to-peer networking and dynamic pricing. But it's not without controversy. The Freeman sat down with the start-up chief to discuss his Volo app.

An Interview with Jeff Frazee

JULY 23, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED

President Lawrence Reed interviews Jeff Frazee, executive director of Young Americans for Liberty.

Red Scare: An Interview with Naomi Brockwell

JUNE 25, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

We sit down with Naomi Brockwell to discuss the power of art, cultivating a persona, the promise of cryptocurrencies, and more.

The Individualist - Part 2: An Interview with Anne Wortham

APRIL 09, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

The first part of our interview with Anne Wortham made waves. In this second part, we go deeper into her experiences in higher education.

Juche: An Unauthorized Interview with Michael Malice

FEBRUARY 19, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

Michael Malice joins us to discuss his latest project, Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il.

Sweatshop Blues: An Interview with Benjamin Powell

JANUARY 22, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

Ben Powell says we shouldn't believe the hype about sweatshops.

The Individualist: An Interview with Anne Wortham

JANUARY 20, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

Anne Wortham is an associate professor of sociology at Illinois State University. She is a rare voice in the liberty movement--a scholar and rogue academic. She wrote her first piece for The Freeman in 1966. And we are happy she has agreed to offer her voice to these pages once again.

A Bitcoin for Your Thoughts

An interview with a full-time Bitcoin trader

NOVEMBER 11, 2013 by THE FREEMAN

What's it really like to live with BTC? We decided to ask a BTC trader, who wishes to remain anonymous, for some commentary from the inside of the BTC community.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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