Freeman

Timely Classics

The First Leftist

FEBRUARY 04, 2011 by DEAN RUSSELL

Government in Business

OCTOBER 01, 2006 by MURRAY N. ROTHBARD

In the midst of nationwide prosperity, some economic and social problems keep nagging at the public. All over the country, they take the same form. What are they? Traffic congestion, inadequate roads, overcrowded schools, juvenile delinquency, water shortages.

Most Important

AUGUST 01, 2006 by VICTOR JACOBSON

The Jewel of Consistency

JUNE 01, 2006 by FRED DEARMOND

The acid test is that a man live by the principles he professes to believe.

The Early History of FEE

Recollections about the Foundation for Economic Education

MAY 01, 2006 by HENRY HAZLITT

Freedom and Majority Rule

JUNE 01, 2005 by EDMUND OPITZ

Politics reflects the character of the people.

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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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Essential Works from FEE

Economics in One Lesson (full text)

By HENRY HAZLITT

The full text of Hazlitt's famed primer on economic principles: read this first!


By FREDERIC BASTIAT

Frederic Bastiat's timeless defense of liberty for all. Once read and understood, nothing ever looks the same.


By F. A. HAYEK

There can be little doubt that man owes some of his greatest suc­cesses in the past to the fact that he has not been able to control so­cial life.


By JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Leonard Read took the lessons of entrepreneurship with him when he started his ideological venture.


By LEONARD E. READ

No one knows how to make a pencil: Leonard Read's classic (Audio, HTML, and PDF)