An Inside Look At FEE

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is proud of its sixty-three-year history of presenting the moral and economic foundations of a free society to audiences around the world. Our friends think of us first and foremost for our principles but for those who have visited our headquarters or attended a seminar there, the building from which we’ve done our work also carries special significance.

The FEE “mansion” was built in the 1880s as a family home and is located not far from the Hudson River in Irvington, New York. Purchased by our founder, Leonard Read , in the year of our founding, 1946, it has played host to thousands of devotees of liberty. Great names like Ludwig von Mises and F. A. Hayek have walked its halls. From these offices, we have faithfully published our magazine, “The Freeman,” and sponsored seminars for high school and college students for more than half a century.

In this short video tour filmed in the summer of 2009 by Peter Eyre, Jason Talley and their associates at, FEE’s board chairman Wayne Olson explains the significance of some of the memorabilia on our walls. We’re proud of the physical facility and the many treasures it contains but more importantly, we’re proud of the fact that our principles are utterly the same as they were 63 years ago. We intend to keep it that way for a long time to come, whether our physical headquarters is in New York or elsewhere.

I hope you will enjoy this brief glimpse at FEE and visit our Web site at Thank you for your support of liberty and of our good friend Doug Thorson, whose “For Freedom’s Sake” Web site is one of my favorites!

Lawrence W. (Larry) Reed
Foundation for Economic Education

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