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B.K. Marcus

B.K. Marcus
B.K. Marcus Managing Editor, the Freeman

B.K. Marcus is managing editor of the Freeman. His website is bkmarcus.com.

 

B.K. Marcus's Articles and Posts

Capitalists from Outer Space The Freeman
Capitalists from Outer Space

When we make contact, we will learn that the aliens embrace what Adam Smith called “the system of natural liberty.”

Shame on You! How Self-Righteous Voters Create Silent Majorities The Freeman
Shame on You! How Self-Righteous Voters Create Silent Majorities

In the flux and flow of electoral politics, Britons and Americans alike are familiar with the outspoken left and the shy right, as libertarians remain in limbo.

#49 – “People Love the Robin Hood Story Because He Took from the Rich  to Give to the Poor” The Freeman
#49 – “People Love the Robin Hood Story Because He Took from the Rich to Give to the Poor”

Generations have grown up with a heroic ideal of robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. Only those who are particularly wary of an apparently “progressive” message in the legend take exception.

Why Libertarians Wanted Scotland to Secede The Freeman
Why Libertarians Wanted Scotland to Secede

No matter what political ideology drives an independence movement, real independence for a small political territory requires smaller government to survive.

Class War in the Time of Robin Hood The Freeman
Class War in the Time of Robin Hood

The Robin Hood legend originated as a story about political, not economic, oppression.

Proud Little Englander The Freeman
Proud Little Englander
In letting our opponents redefine the terms of the debate, we have allowed ourselves to descend to the position where we constantly have to explain what we don't mean.
TV’s Third Golden Age The Freeman
TV’s Third Golden Age
Television's new golden age puts consumers in control, rather than the government or the networks.
Did Capitalism Give Us the Laugh Track? The Freeman
Did Capitalism Give Us the Laugh Track?
Television shows full of bad jokes written for laugh tracks instead of people seem like proof that the market caters to the lowest common denominator. A closer look at the history of the laugh track tells a different story. 
Why Rhett Butler’s Weed Is So Strong The Freeman
Why Rhett Butler’s Weed Is So Strong
Prohibition has driven the development of ever-stronger drugs, whereas a free market would see a proliferation of lighter options.
Shut Up, Kid! (It's What You Really Want Anyway) Anything Peaceful
Shut Up, Kid! (It's What You Really Want Anyway)
Salon.com argues that if you're old enough to drink, you're young enough to be censored and coddled.
Who Will Protect Us from Tainted Food Trucks? Anything Peaceful
Who Will Protect Us from Tainted Food Trucks?
The sharing economy is driven by information- sharing, solving knowledge problems regulators cannot.
Is Michelle Obama a Brilliant Experimental Economist? Anything Peaceful
Is Michelle Obama a Brilliant Experimental Economist?
Sure, it looks like she's just meddling in kids' lunches, but maybe it's really a subtle social experiment. 
What Rupert Murdoch Sees in Dying Newspapers Anything Peaceful
What Rupert Murdoch Sees in Dying Newspapers

Why doesn't the media mogul ditch money-losing papers? Love, money, power — or something bigger?

Should We Respect the Law? Anything Peaceful
Should We Respect the Law?

Which is the greater threat to freedom, too little respect for the law — or too much?

On Writing (Liberty) Well: William Zinsser on F.A. Hayek Anything Peaceful
On Writing (Liberty) Well: William Zinsser on F.A. Hayek
We think of Hayek as a great economist, philosopher of liberty, and scholar of classical liberalism, but his greatest impact was as a writer. 
Abolition, Brazil, and the Last Confederates Anything Peaceful
Abolition, Brazil, and the Last Confederates
Today is the 127th anniversary of Abolition Day in Brazil, and the end of slavery in the Western Hemisphere.

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