Anything Peaceful Progress and Poverty, Then and Now
Today's debate over inequality and progress is much the same as in George's dayJeffrey A. Tucker May 8, 2015
Henry George, despite his confused economics and infamous land tax, was an eloquent and passionate advocate of the free society.
Anything Peaceful “We Have to Be Happy”: A True May Day Parade
It’s not a celebration if you're afraid not to attendSarah Skwire May 1, 2015
For an awful lot of people, those May Day parades would more accurately be called a forced march.
Freeman Article Fooled by GDP
Economic activity versus economic growthSteven Horwitz Apr 29, 2015
What GDP does not distinguish is whether the exchanges that are taking place actually improve human lives.
Freeman Article Speaking Truth to Power
Real Heroes: Jimmy LaiLawrence W. Reed Apr 24, 2015
Jimmy Lai is precisely the sort of individual that John James Cowperthwaite had in mind when he decided that entrepreneurs, not central planners, should drive an economy.
Freeman Article Hasta La Victoria Siempre
Reflections on Cuba in a time of changeMichael Munger Jan 15, 2015
Cuba is still waiting for victory. Recent events prompt reflections from a professor who has seen it all firsthand, and maybe even met folks who will see the country to better times.
Freeman Article Mojitos in Havana?
Free movement of people and products will help liberate CubaRobert Ramsey Dec 19, 2014
Many Cuban Americans still carry grudges from the Castro regime. But 55 years on, warming relations can only be a boon for both Americans and our nearest island neighbors.
Freeman Article No More Bricks in the Wall
For decades, the Berlin Wall imprisoned a people — then something amazing happenedDoug Bandow Nov 10, 2014
For years, the people of the East cowered behind the Iron Curtain. The Berlin Wall was its menacing front line. Then, in an instant, it was all swept away.
Freeman Article Ayn Rand, the Movies, and the Idea of America
An Introduction to Ayn Rand's Textbook of AmericanismLaurie Rice Sep 30, 2014
A little-known work by Ayn Rand is seeing new light. Laurie Rice reflects on Rand's “Textbook of Americanism,” its philosophical contrasts, and the history that informed it for the Russian radical.
Resources Economics in One Lesson (full text)
The fastest and best way to discover economic basicsHenry Hazlitt Sep 24, 2014
"No other modern book from which the intelligent layman can learn so much about the basic truths of economics in so short a time." ~ F.A. Hayek
Freeman Article Cheating Commies and Guardian Syndrome
Why were the East Germans more likely to cheat?Max Borders Jul 24, 2014
A recent study concludes that former East German communists are more likely to cheat in simulation games. Why? Jane Jacobs's work may offer some clues.