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Friday, April 1, 2016

Introducing Freedom as a Hero’s Journey

FEE’s target audience either hasn’t heard much about the principles of liberty or tends to view them with suspicion or indifference. Sadly, in today’s educational system, this is a fair description of the vast majority of youth.

The Freeman is the world’s only print magazine designed to introduce freedom as an ethical life philosophy to young people who are new to these ideas.

Like all of our content at, from which its articles are selected, the Freeman is designed to be highly sharable with a broad range of acquaintances—particularly those who are not already pre-disposed to a free-market worldview.

If you are already an advocate of liberty, I invite you to take a look at the Spring 2016 issue in this light and consider whether you know any young people who might enjoy receiving a copy.

Each quarterly issue of the Freeman is intended to be a visual and physical representation of the freedom philosophy broadly understood, meaning the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. Distributed to campuses throughout the country through FEE’s network of on-campus organizations, it is a powerful device to attract new readers to these ideas.

The spring issue exemplifies the breadth of issues that characterize a truly free society, covering areas of interest to almost any young person who is discovering how to become the hero of his or her own life. 

It carries a range of viewpoints in the regular departments, which cover not only economics and policy, but also politics, education, and arts and culture. Previous themes have included innovative living, environmentalism, economic fallacies and democratic politics.

The Freeman is not intended to be collectible, but to be spread from hand-to-hand. If you have a subscription to the Freeman, I encourage you to give away each issue to a young person to whom you think it might appeal. 

I also encourage you to consider providing gift subscriptions, which will deliver the Freeman in both physical and digital formats four times a year. Single issues are also available here.

  • Wayne Olson is the Chairman of FEE's Board of Trustees and a former executive director of the Foundation for Economic Education.