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Chinese Women Give Birth in the US to Thwart the One-Child Policy

Anti-immigration groups want to help Chinese population control by prosecuting women who escape it.

- September 24, 2015

Progressivism Is Illiberal

People like Mayor Bill de Blasio don’t hesitate to use violence to achieve their goals. That’s because aggression lies at the foundation of progressive ideology.

- September 16, 2015

"Excuse Me, Professor": Larry Reed on the Tom Woods Show

Lawrence Reed talks with Tom Woods about FEE's new book: Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism.

- August 12, 2015

Kickstarter Saved Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit

Where Neil Armstrong took a giant leap for mankind, the American public takes a small step towards smaller government. 

- August 10, 2015

How Disability Law Went Nuts

The ADA promised a bright new era of equality and freedom. Instead, it spawned endless lawsuits and absurd federal decrees while harming the people it sought to relieve. 

- July 29, 2015

Politics Worsens Racial Divides; Markets Can Mend Them

When government intervenes, it creates conflict, unfairness, and harms people’s capacity to work toward a more peaceful and prosperous world.

- July 28, 2015

Handcuffed and Helpless

I'm not angry at every cop, but I am concerned about the common belief that you must have done something wrong if you were abused by police. 

- July 24, 2015

Lower the Drinking Age!

America's draconian drinking laws must be repealed, starting with one that hurts young adults the most.

- July 21, 2015

The Spy in Your Pocket

Will the market fill the demand for privacy, and will the government let it do so?

Don't Agree with Boston's Mayor? No Permits for You!

Boston's mayor again uses regulation to retaliate against political speech. 

- July 20, 2015

Watch the IRS Rob a Convenience Store

Watch this blood-boiling encounter between government thugs and an innocent shop owner.

- July 17, 2015

What the French Revolution Means for Liberty

“The Bastille was the outward visible sign of lawless power.”

- July 14, 2015

What Should Libertarians Think about the Civil War?

Bad history often accompanies the politicization of the Civil War, and libertarians are not immune from this tendency.

- July 14, 2015

"Let Them Eat Cake, and Then Shut Up about It"

When is disagreeing with a court decision an illegal "threat" of future discrimination?

- July 09, 2015

What Happened (And What Didn't) When Portugal Decriminalized Drugs

The Economist looks at what happened when one country quit the war on drugs. 

- July 06, 2015

Gays Need the Freedom to Discriminate

Anti-discrimination laws will provide more choices at the expense of more informed choices. 

- July 01, 2015

Is Michelle Obama a Brilliant Experimental Economist?

Sure, it looks like she's just meddling in kids' lunches, but maybe it's really a subtle social experiment. 

- July 01, 2015

Generous with Someone Else’s Money

Until people understand that Uncle Sam shouldn’t be a year-round Santa Claus, public officials will continue to act like Delia Curry and Arne Duncan.

- June 29, 2015

Neoliberalism: Making a Boogeyman Out of a Buzzword

Progressives are trying to pin corporatism on free-marketeers, but it's the mixed economy that ends up in the hands of the powerful.

- June 26, 2015

French Taxis Go to War with Uber, "Hold Clients Hostage": French Government Surrenders Immediately

The head of a taxi company said, "We are truly sorry to have to hold clients and drivers hostage."

- June 26, 2015

Blurred Lines: The Humanitarian Threat to Free Speech

Blurring physical safety with ideological comfort is one of the greatest threats to our open society.

- June 25, 2015

Texas Will Stop Putting Kids in Jail for Skipping School

Nearly 100,000 kids end up in criminal court for truancy every year.

- June 24, 2015

Unsustainable: Little Ways Environmentalists Waste the Ultimate Resource

Sustainability advocates need to remember that resources include more than electricity, water, plastic, and paper.

- June 23, 2015

What Can the Government Steal? Anything It Pays For.

The raisin decision was good news, but it didn’t go far enough by actually limiting what government can take from citizens.

- June 23, 2015

Inequality: The Rhetoric and Reality

Disallowing differences in endowments, motivations, and aptitudes destroys the driving force behind wealth creation and poverty reduction.

- June 22, 2015

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