Freeman

Anything Peaceful

Learning to Love the Low Road

Economic theory teaches us to see beauty where others see only ugliness

OCTOBER 29, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS

When you become aware of the critical importance of capital equipment to the creation of wealth, the industrial zones can become beautiful.

We Can't Bomb Our Way to Sanity

Canada’s recent terrorists were mentally ill

OCTOBER 28, 2014 by MIKE REID

Martin Couture-Rouleau and Michael Zehaf-Bibeau were not good Muslims on the accepted path of proper conduct in their faith communities. They were unstable men living with intense mental and emotional turmoil.

Live Like You're Free

Fear not — things are only getting better

OCTOBER 23, 2014 by MATT GILLILAND

You are one of the freest people in human history. Maybe it's time to start living like it.

Panarchy Redux

A reader offers an interesting and challenging question

OCTOBER 17, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

Is "panarchy" just a form of market anarchy? A sharp Freeman reader wants to know.

Still Great, Still Ignored

Hayek’s “Pretense of Knowledge” 40 Years Later

OCTOBER 15, 2014 by DEVON DOWNES

In his Nobel lecture, F.A. Hayek explained why the social sciences must be conducted with humility. Intellectuals and political elites are still ignoring him.

Leonard Liggio, R.I.P.

A Great Teacher Passes

OCTOBER 15, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Thank you, Leonard Liggio, for the indelible mark you left on the lives of so many. When the roll call for liberty is sounded, your name will resonate near the top. Well done, great teacher.

Anything Peaceful

What is libertarianism all about?

OCTOBER 08, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

There may be no better way to sum up a worldview than Leonard Read did with the title of his 1964 book. The idea is simple: "Let anyone do anything he pleases," Read said, "so long as it is peaceful."

The Sharing Economy: Choice, Responsibility, and Hustle

Why I love services like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb, and you should, too

OCTOBER 06, 2014 by CHUCK GRIMMETT

Uber driver Rafael is an object lesson in the beauty of the sharing economy. Increased choice and responsibility bring out the best in us.

In Praise of Peace: Happy Birthday, Dr. Mises

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

Ludwig von Mises saw that war was the enemy of prosperity and that the market was the ally of peace.

Happy Birthday, Leonard Read

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 by GARY M. GALLES

Read left a lucrative career to create FEE at a time when freedom's prospects in the world were bleak.

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October 2014

Heavily-armed police and their supporters will tell you they need all those armored trucks and heavy guns. It's a dangerous job, not least because Americans have so many guns. But the numbers just don't support these claims: Policing is safer than ever--and it's safer than a lot of common jobs by comparison. Daniel Bier has the analysis. Plus, Iain Murray and Wendy McElroy look at how the Feds are recruiting more and more Americans to do their policework for them.
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