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Wendy McElroy

Member of: FEE Faculty Network

Wendy McElroy is an individualist feminist and libertarian who has
authored or edited over a dozen books as well as hundreds of articles
and essays. She has been published by such diverse venues as Penn State
to Penthouse, FEE to Marie Claire. The founder of, her
e-home is She is a member of the FEE Faculty Network.

Wendy McElroy's Articles

Canada's Private Refugee System Fosters Generosity, Acceptance, Kindness

Canada's refugee system shows how getting politics out of the way (even partially) can reduce tensions and promote integration.

- March 07, 2016

The Rise of "Reality Capitalism"

"Reality capitalism" is an emerging television genre that shows the virtues of hard work, entrepreneurship, and risk-taking. 

- November 16, 2015

#45 – “Robots and Computerization Cause Unemployment”

Fear of robot labor is fear of the free market.

- February 20, 2015

Eating Right

If you are what you eat, then food laws are an attempt to control your identity.

- January 06, 2015

The Internet Memory Hole

The so-called 'right to be forgotten' may be coming to America. But does it run counter to free speech?

- November 24, 2014

Ludd vs. Schumpeter

An increased use of robots will cause a dislocation of labor, which will be painful for some in the near term. But if market forces are allowed to function, the dislocation will be temporary and life will improve for everyone.

- September 17, 2014

Crony Phony Drug War

A case against FedEx could mean better business for Big Pharma. It could also mean the end of one of the few slivers of privacy we have left. 


- August 12, 2014

The Economics of Marriage and Divorce

While married people tend to be wealthier than singles, decades of State intervention help divorce ruin people financially.

- July 08, 2014

America’s Electronic Police State

America’s surveillance State has always aimed at social and political control. But the NSA isn’t the only story; it might not even be our biggest threat.

- May 21, 2014

A Teachers’ Union Speaks Power to Truth

When a California teachers' union leader gave a "candid" speech, he made it clear that quality education for children takes a back seat to unrelated political and social goals—as well as to the unions' own interests.

- April 23, 2014

Let a Thousand Home Businesses Bloom

Jobs are still scarce. Why are regulators keeping people from creating their own jobs with home businesses?

- April 14, 2014

The UAW Against the Volunteer State

Labor union dynamics are changing; a recent vote at a Volkswagen plant struck a blow against the UAW’s strategy to adapt.

- March 28, 2014

America's Cage Complex Is Swelling

Police states are the mother of prison complexes. Whatever solutions arise will come from shining the harsh light of reality upon both.

- January 21, 2014

Homeschooling: The Public Schools’ Invasive Species

Homeschooling produces better students at lower prices than government schools, with less time spent on indoctrination. So of course the government sees it as a threat. 

- July 30, 2013

Unionizing Nanny

The push to create "bills of rights" for nannies benefits governments, unions, and large health-care institutions—not disadvantaged workers, children, the elderly, or taxpayers.

- July 08, 2013

A Chance to End Racism in Academia

Affirmative action has provoked passions—and confusing Supreme Court rulings—since it was first instituted. A ruling today could finally bring some clarity to the issue.

- June 24, 2013


Coca-Cola just became the latest company to knuckle under to public health bullying.

- June 03, 2013

Hiding the Unemployed: Disability and the Politics of Stats

The unemployment rate is exactly the kind of statistic whose meaning relies on the political context as much as or more than the reality it's meant to reflect. 

- April 11, 2013

EEOC to Employers: Hire Criminals or Be Sued

Using a criminal background check to screen potential new hires can get you sued. That's because minorities have born the brunt of bad laws, particularly drug laws. Bad laws, and not potential employers, should be the focus of equal-opportunity lawsuits. 

- March 13, 2013

America’s Food-for-Votes Program

Why is the government trying to make more people dependent on it for their food?

- February 18, 2013

Ladies for Liberty: Women Who Made a Difference in American History

A review of John Blundell's Ladies for Liberty.

- December 10, 2012

Vivien Kellems: Giving the Taxman Hell

If principles are expressed through people, then Vivien Kellems’s life shouts out that business is not the handmaiden of government.

- January 03, 2012

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