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George C. Leef

George C. Leef
George C. Leef

George Leef is the former book review editor of The Freeman. He is director of research at the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

George C. Leef's Articles and Posts

Where Is Speech Most Restricted in America? Anything Peaceful
Where Is Speech Most Restricted in America?

Private universities are no longer "safe spaces" for free speech, and students have little recourse.

Should We Forgive "Public Servants'" Student Loans? Anything Peaceful
Why Should We Forgive "Public Servants'" Student Loans?

The program doesn't make any sense, but every group wants to be included in it.

Arizona Takes Asset Forfeiture to a Despicable New Low Anything Peaceful
Arizona Takes Asset Forfeiture to a Despicable New Low

Arizona seizes innocent people's property and then threatens them with crippling fees if they try to challenge it. 

The Biggest Myth about Student Loans Anything Peaceful
The Biggest Myth about Student Loans

Yes, debtors can discharge their loans in bankruptcy, and the taxpayers pay for it. 

Eminent Domain for Private Gain Is Terrible and Cruel — Even if It “Works” Anything Peaceful
Eminent Domain for Private Gain Is Terrible and Cruel — Even When It “Works”

Does a successful robbery make it okay?

Government Loans Make College More Expensive, Worsen Income Inequality Anything Peaceful
Government Loans Make College More Expensive, Worsen Income Inequality

Federal student aid makes education more costly and makes the distribution of income more unequal. 

He Beat the IRS in Court, But They Won't Make Him Whole Anything Peaceful
He Beat the IRS in Court, But They Won't Make Him Whole
The government wastes more money each second than it would cost to compensate this asset forfeiture victim, but they're fighting it tooth and nail. 
College Students Expect (and Demand) to Have Their Beliefs Confirmed Anything Peaceful
College Students Expect (and Demand) to Have Their Beliefs Confirmed
You're so right! And if anyone tells you different, file a Title IX complaint against them.
Does “I, Pencil” Need to be Revisited? Anything Peaceful
Does “I, Pencil” Need to be Revisited?

I, Pencil showed the brilliance of market cooperation; does it need an update to show government's role?

College Is Not a Theater Anything Peaceful
College Is Not a Theater
Does Harvard think too many Asians will ruin the atmosphere of higher education? 
How Much Value Does Your College Really Add? Anything Peaceful
How Much Value Does Your College Really Add?
For decades, Americans have been infatuated with US News's arbitrary college rankings; a new system might show us the truth.
What Do the Model-T and the Tesla Have in Common? Anything Peaceful
What Do the Model-T and the Tesla Have in Common?
Henry Ford and Elon Musk both had to fight cartels to be allowed to sell their vehicles. 
What LeBron Can Teach You About Economics Anything Peaceful
What LeBron Can Teach You About Economics
In Popular Economics, readers learn the economic way of thinking through sports, culture, and Downton Abbey. 
Oops-care The Freeman
Oops-care

The President has offered pseudo-apologies for inflicting a disaster on Americans. Don’t hold your breath waiting for much more.

Neighborhood Effects or Culture Rot? The Freeman
Neighborhood Effects or Culture Rot?

At one time, Friedman thought higher education should be subsidized for its neighborhood effects. He later changed his mind.

The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without the State The Freeman
The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without the State

A review of The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without the State, by Bruce Benson

No War for Oil: U.S. Dependency and the Middle East The Freeman
No War for Oil: U.S. Dependency and the Middle East
Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government The Freeman
Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government
Stealing You Blind: How Government Fat Cats Are Getting Rich Off of You The Freeman
Stealing You Blind: How Government Fat Cats Are Getting Rich Off of You
Freedom and School Choice in American Education The Freeman
Freedom and School Choice in American Education
Deep Freeze: Iceland's Economic Collapse The Freeman
Deep Freeze: Iceland's Economic Collapse
The Morality of Capitalism: What Your Professors Won’t Tell You The Freeman
The Morality of Capitalism: What Your Professors Won’t Tell You
Rehabilitating Lochner The Freeman
Rehabilitating Lochner
The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America The Freeman
The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America
Handbook on Contemporary Austrian Economics The Freeman
Handbook on Contemporary Austrian Economics

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