Jeffrey Tucker

Director of Content

Member of: FEE Staff

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

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

Five Anti-Capitalist Movies that Backfired

The very act of presenting the drama of enterprise – complete with huge rewards – can inadvertently serve as a recruitment tool.

- September 07, 2016

Don’t Lose Friendships Over Politics

If we long for a better world of mutual understanding and peace, one way to help achieve it is to live as if it already exists. Never let politics take that away from you.

- September 05, 2016

We Cannot, Must Not, Give Up Our Ideals

Ayn Rand's Anthem is a realistic picture of total control but also shows the way out.

- September 04, 2016

Mises's Treatise on Socialism that Keeps on Giving

No book like it had ever appeared. Mises was swimming against the tide. 

- September 02, 2016

Ayn Rand's Heroic Life

Through determination, hard work, and astonishing creativity, she overcame fate

- September 01, 2016

Good Thing We Don’t Have Polls and Votes for Technology

What if we treated technology the way we treat governance? There would be polls, and elected leaders, and legislatures, and everything would be either mandated or forbidden. Mostly forbidden.

- August 29, 2016

Why Are We Fascinated with Terrible Public Performances?

We laugh but also admire because we see ourselves in these pictures of failure.

- August 27, 2016

Five Differences Between the Alt-Right and Libertarianism

To the cheers of alt-righters everywhere, those angry lords of the green frog meme who hurl edgy un-PC insults at everyone to their left, the Democratic nominee has put them on the map at long last.

- August 26, 2016

Mattresses Keep Getting Better, Thanks to the Market

We once slept on the hard ground. Now we face unlimited mattress choices, and they keep improving.

- August 25, 2016

Let Airbnb Providers Discriminate as They Please

Would you like stay in a person’s home who didn’t like you on the grounds of your race, sex, religion, or language? 

- August 23, 2016

The Drug War's Arms Race: From Opium Dens to Flakka Freakout in 100 Years

You might think that the advent of a drug that turns a nice college kid into a face-eating double murderer would cause a serious rethinking. How much better if this kid had an opium den to inhabit when he felt stressed?

- August 21, 2016

Obamacare Is the Welfare State’s Requiem

The greatest achievement of this administration is an economic disaster and a political humiliation.

- August 19, 2016

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