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Morality

Hobo, Screwball, and Hero The Freeman
Hobo, Screwball, and Hero

Sometimes the uncommon man is offensive, intrusive, or even violent. But on most occasions, he’s simply a little rebellious or peculiar and a positive good for society.

Beware Your Inner Authoritarian Anything Peaceful
Beware Your Inner Authoritarian

We shouldn't be surprised when a would-be strongman taps into the authoritarian instinct.

Stupidity and Moral Judgment in Politics Anything Peaceful
Are All Your Opponents Stupid or Evil?

We treat political beliefs as a sign of people's character or intelligence, but often that's a mistake.

The Revenant and the Value of Human Life Anything Peaceful
The Revenant and the Value of Human Life

How morality fails tells us a lot about why it flourishes.

Leonard Read on Voting and the Lesser of Two Evils Anything Peaceful
Leonard Read on Voting and the Lesser of Two Evils

"Does responsible citizenship require casting a ballot for either of these political plunderers?"

What Money Isn't Allowed to Give: A New Life, in a Free Country Anything Peaceful
What We May Not Give: A New Life, in a Free Country

Americans give $360 billion a year to all kinds of causes — but we aren't allowed to help bring refugees to freedom.

3 Pioneering Women in American Business The Freeman
3 Pioneering Women in American Business

These three women each possessed a spirit to break barriers. They achieved success and respect in private enterprise.

The Intellectual Journey of Henry Hazlitt The Freeman
The Intellectual Journey of Henry Hazlitt

There was no idea that Hazlitt was unwilling to explore in defense of human freedom.

Why Is Liberty So Important? The Freeman
Why Is Liberty So Important?

Though our work is vitally important, we never want to be so absorbed in it that we neglect the people who make it possible: you.

Who Do Economic Profits Belong To? The Freeman
Who Do Economic Profits Belong To?

Discovering what we don’t know we don’t know creates opportunities for entrepreneurs to earn profits.

Freedom's Champion The Freeman
Freedom's Champion

FEE’s founder was not always a principled advocate of liberty, but once he saw the power of the freedom philosophy, he devoted the rest of his life to championing "anything that’s peaceful."

Conquering the Bad through the Good The Freeman
Conquering the Bad through the Good

His stand against communist tyrants ultimately cost him his life, but Father Jerzy Popieluszko inspired millions of Poles in the fight for freedom.

competition makes us kinder Anything Peaceful
Uber Made New York's Yellow Cabs Nicer

Market pressure from Uber has made regular taxis nicer, cleaner, and more efficient.

6 Reasons to Welcome Refugees after Paris Anything Peaceful
6 Reasons to Welcome Refugees after Paris

Refugees weaken the Islamic State, and they are less likely to commit terrorism than other immigrants or even Americans. 

When the Power of Love Replaced the Love of Power The Freeman
When the Power of Love Replaced the Love of Power

Today, when a candidate promises smaller government but ends up moderating his positions while in power, conventional wisdom credits him with having “grown in office.” Gladstone’s philosophy evolved in precisely the opposite direction.

Saving the Syrian Refugees Won't Hurt the Economy Anything Peaceful
Saving the Syrian Refugees Won't Hurt the Economy

Syrian immigrants earn more than native-born Americans, and refugees contribute to their host economies as workers, consumers, and entrepreneurs.

Honoring the Heroic Foes of Prohibitions Past and Present The Freeman
Honoring the Heroic Foes of Prohibitions Past and Present

The heroes of the repeal effort were the men and women who wrote and spoke against Prohibition, who formed organizations to educate for personal choice, and who refused to enforce the law even when judges never advised them they had that right.

The “Nirvana Fallacy,” Social Science, and the Nuclear Family Anything Peaceful
Social Science and the Nuclear Family

Planning family structure is best left to parents and spouses, not technocrats with statistical averages. 

What the Holocaust Teaches Us about Syria's Refugee Crisis Anything Peaceful
The Holocaust and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

No refugee has ever carried out a terrorist attack in the United States, but our fear is leaving thousands to be starved, drowned, and murdered overseas.

Meet the Human Smugglers Anything Peaceful
Meet the Human Smugglers

The surprising and fascinating story of the entrepreneurs who run black market for migration. 

He Volunteered to Go to Auschwitz The Freeman
He Volunteered to Go to Auschwitz

Even in the midst of so much cruelty and degradation, there were those who held to the basic virtues of honesty, compassion, and courage.

“The Winner Always Has a Program” The Freeman
“The Winner Always Has a Program”

“I don’t want to go where I’m not wanted,” said tennis champion Althea Gibson. But her persistence and her excellence opened doors and opened minds.

How Many Children Are You Required to Save? Anything Peaceful
How Many Children Are You Required to Save?

Peter Singer's famous argument is based on a flawed analogy. 

Does "Fair Trade" Help Poor Workers? Anything Peaceful
Does "Fair Trade" Help Poor Workers?
Is Fair Trade about doing good or just feeling good? 
Our Immigration System Is Killing Our Allies Anything Peaceful
Our Immigration System Is Killing Our Allies
Fifty thousand Afghan and Iraqi translators risked their lives to help Americans, but the US immigration system betrayed them.

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