An excerpt from The Underground History of American Education
JANUARY 26, 2015 by JOHN TAYLOR GATTO
Peering into the history of government education reveals collusion to produce cogs in a state-industrial machine.
Force is a means specific to the state
JANUARY 05, 2015 by MAX WEBER
Beneath all the pomp and circumstance of politics lies the moral paradox of violent aggression.
Methods for getting young people on the track of sound thinking
OCTOBER 24, 2014 by LEONARD E. READ
Leonard Read's essay on "economic instruction for the youngsters" first appeared in "Notes from FEE," September 1965.
OCTOBER 10, 2014 by F. A. HAYEK
Handing to private industry the task of issuing money could remedy our monetary troubles.
What Labor Unions Can and Cannot Do
OCTOBER 03, 2014 by HENRY HAZLITT
A peaceful strike is possible, legitimate, and potentially useful. But the moment workers have to use intimidation or violence to enforce their demands, their case becomes questionable.
APRIL 25, 2014 by PIERRE-JOSEPH PROUDHON
Proudhon, considered the father of anarchism, explains that an economic revolution is possible, perhaps even inevitable.
JANUARY 10, 2014 by WILLIAM H. WHYTE
William Whyte's complaints about hierarchical, individual-effacing organizations remain compelling. What's even more so is how much more richly varied, customizable, and flexible society has become.
Why We Must Disestablish School
JANUARY 03, 2014 by IVAN ILLICH
Ivan Illich analyzes compulsory State schooling in terms of power dynamics. What he finds is an inculcation of dependency and an institutionalized denial of individuals' control over their own educations. What he calls for is even more radical.
DECEMBER 27, 2013 by LEWIS MUMFORD
The city has grown dramatically in power, eventually outpacing royal rivals--but also usually achieving territorial unity at the expense of liberty, and for the benefit of the few, instead of assembling Swiss-style confederations of cities and regions.