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Jeffrey Tucker

Director of Content

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Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also Chief Liberty Officer and founder of, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, and author of five books. He has written 150 introductions to books and many thousands of articles appearing in the...Foundation for Economic Education. He is also Chief Liberty Officer and founder of, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder 

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Jeffrey Tucker's Articles

What's So Great about Assimilation Anyway?

Public schooling and compulsory attendance in the US was developed in the hope of homogenizing the culture, purging attachments to the home country and instilling a new one – by force. They came about in a time of cultural panic inspired by the gigantic demographic shift resulting from free markets. Its primary purpose was to unify the population in singular cultural commitments – not education as such.

- October 21, 2016

Why Refusing to “Accept” Election Results Causes Shock and Alarm

The vote does not magically confer on anyone the right to run other people’s lives. However, rejecting the legitimacy of democratic forms raises an ominous prospect: not freedom but a more intense tyranny. 

- October 20, 2016

Manners, Like Markets, Are Beautiful

Without manners, emerging not from legislation but experience, there would prevail the chaos and anomie of hurt feelings, bruised egos, misunderstandings, resentful recriminations, and a total sense of disorientation.

- October 19, 2016

The Water-Bottle Flipping Craze: A Defense

What might at first appear to be a silly game, even a terrible waste of time, is actually evidence that the human spirit will never finally submit to the mandated, the intended, the given, the routine.

- October 16, 2016

Politics Is Poison to the Human Spirit

Been feeling depressed? Politics might be the reason. The message that politics beats into our heads hourly is that your neighbor might be your enemy, and that the realization of your values requires the crushing of someone else’s. That’s a terrible model of human engagement to accept as the only reality.

- October 14, 2016

Why Does Mike Rowe Love This Economics Book?

He loves the real world – and I can understand his conviction of the sheer fakeness of the world imagined by politicians. Hazlitt shared that same view, and this comes through in the text.


- October 13, 2016

What Every 20-Year Old Should Know about Liberty

Just imagine that you are 20 years old. You have only known the digital age. This election year is your first introduction to real-time politics. The top two presidential contenders are speaking about a world that has very little to do with anything you have ever experienced. You are looking for something different.

- October 12, 2016

“Take this Job and Shove It” Is a Terrible Mistake

People tend to hang on to bad jobs much longer than they should. But when you quit, there are right and wrong ways to go about it.

- October 10, 2016

Yet Another PR Mess Caused by Trump

The public-relations disaster that Trump has caused the GOP won’t soon be repaired. Beyond his despicable comments on women caught on tape, there is another serious problem: the damage that Trump has inflicted on the reputation of capitalism, business, and commerce – the very basis of our standard of living that is forever under attack. Trump has given no one a reason to support capitalism and every reason to regard it as dangerous, hateful, predatory, and aggressive.

- October 08, 2016

Wanted: Experts in Reducing Government

You may not have noticed, but the freedom movement has become incredibly sophisticated over the last 15 or so years. It's making a big difference. 

- October 05, 2016

How You Too Can be a Hero

We are all granted only so much time on earth. Reed’s book shows how we can use it well to benefit ourselves and make the world a better place.

- September 30, 2016

My Delightful Hotel Stay in a Giant Vending Machine

The most notable feature of this hotel: no employees in the lobby. None. Just a line of kiosks. 

- September 30, 2016

Why Was Coffee Drinking Once Scandalous?

The commercial availability of coffee actually contributed to the advance of women’s rights!

- September 29, 2016

If the Word Liberal Is Up for Grabs, Can We Have It Back?

The literary habit that built civilization, the musical tactic that brought us the Nutcracker and Carmen, the technological tendency that built modernity from the Middle Ages to the present, the political rhetoric that ended slavery and emancipated women, the artistic strategy that has brought the world together in mutual understanding and in unprecedented ways, now stands condemned as the micro-aggression of cultural appropriation.

- September 25, 2016

10 Reasons to Doubt the Racial Explanation for Trump’s Success

Even if race were not a factor, there are plenty of reasons why Trump defied every prediction of his failure. 

13 Ways to Become a Fanatic for FEE

The Foundation for Economic Education is on the cutting edge of using all the best means of information delivery – and this edgy innovation has hurled to become a main source for freedom-minded content all over the world.


- September 23, 2016

Politicians, Please Stop “Helping” the Disabled

Government is the least likely institution to help the disabled. Indeed, the reverse is true, and a century of evidence proves it. 

- September 22, 2016

Top Five Obsolete Names for Once-Innovative Products

Here's a tribute to once-great plastic things we now look down on. They made their mark and then (mostly) went away.

- September 22, 2016

Watch this 17-Year Old Kid Explain Why He Won't Go to College

If you want to gain a sense of the thinking of many smart young people, have a look at this entertaining video.

- September 20, 2016

Did Edward Snowden Draw His Main Inspiration from Ayn Rand?

The new movie about his daring decision reveals that Ayn Rand's novel was an influence on his moral courage.

- September 19, 2016

Edward Albee’s Lessons for Life

Edward Albee’s most famous play strikes a Hayekian note: a strange and dark tribute to the impossible complexity of the mind and authentic human relationships. 

- September 17, 2016

Where Does the Term “Libertarian” Come From Anyway?

It emerged in the 1950s as the replacement for the word "liberal." The records shows that it is a synonym for what liberal once meant. 

- September 15, 2016

How and Why “Let It Go” Became a Classic

Behold the story of a revolution in musical form, a hymn to individual and community achievement that spontaneously swept the world nearly three years ago. It remains an essential part of the soundtrack of our times, as child after child becomes obsessed with the film “Frozen” and every single song in it, especially “Let It Go.”


- September 14, 2016

Sometimes a Political “Gaffe” Can Be a Gift

Thanks to the ability we all possess to think for ourselves, this world will finally defy every attempt to control it.

- September 12, 2016

It's Innovation, Not Piety, that Makes Minimalism Possible

The supposed materialism of capitalism has made it possible for us to live with ever less reliance on the physical world. Capitalism is making us more spiritual.

- September 07, 2016

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