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Fred E. Foldvary

Lecturer in Economics

Member of: FEE Faculty Network

Fred Foldvary teaches economics at San Jose State University, California. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University. Foldvary's scholarly interests include private communities, business cycles, decentralized governance, and natural-law ethics. He is known for accurately predicting the recession of 2008 in 1997. Fred Foldvary writes for “Notes on Liberty” and is an associate editor of the journal Econ Journal Watch. His books include Soul of Liberty, Public Goods and Private Communities, and Dictionary of Free-Market Economics.

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Fred Foldvary teaches economics at San Jose State University.

Fred E. Foldvary's Articles

Do Markets Promote Immoral Behavior?

Critics of free markets confuse the effects of government interventions with the fundamental activity of markets, then claim the latter encourage unethical behavior. 

- June 17, 2013

What Is Profit?

Fred Foldvary says profit isn’t quite as sinple a concept as it might seem at first glance.

- October 22, 2012

Free Banking Beats Central Banking

The case for free banking is similar to the case for healthy living. It's better to prevent economic illness than to have to treat it.

- January 18, 2011

Is the Free Market Ethical?

A market free of coercion is on firm moral ground.

- April 01, 1978

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