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Enlightened Selfies The Freeman
Enlightened Selfies

The obsession with visual self-presentation is much older — and significantly more beneficial — than the critics understand.

The Essence of the Road to Serfdom (in Cartoons!) The Freeman
The Essence of the Road to Serfdom (in Cartoons!)
In 1944, F.A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom rocked the English-speaking world. The book argued that there can be no political or civil liberty without economic liberty. Every step away from economic liberty takes us closer to authoritarian control over the whole of society. With central control come corruption, servitude, and relative impoverishment.
The Road to Serfdom: Condensed Edition Books
The Road to Serfdom: Condensed Edition

The more the state ‘plans’ the more difficult planning becomes for the individual.

The Man Who Sowed the Seeds of Puerto Rico’s Collapse Anything Peaceful
The Man Who Sowed the Seeds of Puerto Rico’s Collapse
Crisis leads to more government, which leads to more crisis. What was always bankrupt morally finally goes bankrupt economically.
Politics Worsens Racial Divides; Markets Can Mend Them Anything Peaceful
Politics Worsens Racial Divides; Markets Can Mend Them

When government intervenes, it creates conflict, unfairness, and harms people’s capacity to work toward a more peaceful and prosperous world.

Authoritarians Like Twitter, Too The Freeman
Authoritarians Like Twitter, Too
The net effects of social media on the possibility of democratic revolution are at best ambiguous.
What Is Fascism? Articles
What Is Fascism?
We will now see the elements of the fascist society emerge—point by point — as guided by John T. Flynn.
Marriage, Director's Law, and the Middle Class Welfare State Anything Peaceful
Marriage, Director's Law, and the Middle Class Welfare State

Who could be against helping the middle class? Nobody. And that’s how we end up with a marriage policy that punishes the working poor.

Capitalist Theory Is Better Than Socialist Reality The Freeman
Capitalist Theory Is Better Than Socialist Reality
Are advocates of the free market playing a hypocritical game in the debate with anti-capitalists, or do we have economic theory on our side?
What Greek "Austerity"? Anything Peaceful
What Greek "Austerity"?

Athens's welfare state is broke, but it's still bloated beyond belief. 

Don’t Put Eleanor Roosevelt on the $10 Bill Anything Peaceful
Don’t Put Eleanor Roosevelt on the $10 Bill
If we put Eleanor's mugshot on any bill, it should be an invoice — for the costs of her complicity in prolonging the Great Depression and her attempts to use the FBI to silence critics. 
The Libertarians Are Gaining Mindshare: Attack! Anything Peaceful
The Libertarians Are Gaining Mindshare: Attack!
Young libertarians are weaving the latticework of human interaction for the next generation. 
America Isn't Getting More Liberal — It's Getting More Libertarian. Anything Peaceful
America Isn't Getting More Liberal — It's Getting More Libertarian.

America isn’t getting more liberal or more conservative — it’s getting more libertarian.

Gays Need the Freedom to Discriminate Anything Peaceful
Gays Need the Freedom to Discriminate
Anti-discrimination laws will provide more choices at the expense of more informed choices. 
SCOTUS Says You Can Be Held Liable for Unintentional Discrimination Anything Peaceful
SCOTUS Says You Can Be Held Liable for Unintentional Discrimination
Cities and landlords can now be sued no matter what they do (or even try to do).
Neoliberalism: Making a Boogeyman Out of a Buzzword Anything Peaceful
Neoliberalism: Making a Boogeyman Out of a Buzzword
Progressives are trying to pin corporatism on free-marketeers, but it's the mixed economy that ends up in the hands of the powerful.
Blurred Lines: The Humanitarian Threat to Free Speech Anything Peaceful
Blurred Lines: The Humanitarian Threat to Free Speech

Blurring physical safety with ideological comfort is one of the greatest threats to our open society.

Honest When No One Is Looking The Freeman
Honest When No One Is Looking

I trusted a man who was poor in material wealth, but rich in something more important.

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? 
Socialism Is War and War Is Socialism The Freeman
Socialism Is War and War Is Socialism

In the conventional politics of left and right, the combined love of peace and free trade seems puzzling, but both are about spontaneous order. 

What Bastiat Had to Say about Police Abuse The Freeman
What Bastiat Had to Say about Police Abuse

The state is using its monopoly on power to exploit the population, doing to society what members of society cannot do to one another. 

FEE and the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism Kick Off Seminar Season Anything Peaceful
FEE and the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism Kick Off Seminar Season
Dozens of students from around the world learned why capitalism is the optimal system for individual and social flourishing.
Health Insurance Is Illegal The Freeman
Health Insurance Is Illegal

If you tried to offer a real health insurance policy, they might throw you in jail.

Britain Back from the Brink of Socialism Anything Peaceful
Britain Back from the Brink of Socialism
All told, the British election was moderately good news for liberty, not the calamity it might have been.
The Sweet, Sweet Privilege of the Canadian Syrup Federation Anything Peaceful
The Sweet, Sweet Privilege of the Canadian Syrup Federation
Canada's Syrup Federation stations guards in private sugar shacks to ensure that people don’t sell their own syrup.

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