Freeman Magazine

The Freeman magazine was the flagship publication of the Foundation for Economic Education and one of the oldest, most respected journals of liberty in America. It was founded in 1950 through the efforts of John Chamberlain, Henry Hazlitt, Isaac Don Levine, and Suzanne La Follette. FEE acquired it in 1956, and within two years it had reached 42,000 subscribers.

Through its articles, commentaries and book reviews, several generations of Americans have learned about the consequences and contradictions that flow from the illiberal policies of collectivism, interventionism, and the welfare state. For 66 years, The Freeman uncompromisingly defended the ideals of a free society.

FEE announced in September 2016 that the Fall 2016 would be the final edition of The Freeman magazine. Selected back issues are available at the FEE Store, and all issue content is available on

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Print Issues Archive

The Freeman: Winter 2015

“Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage,” said H.L. Mencken. Download now to learn more.

Volume 65, 2015

The Freeman: Fall 2015

“Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man,” wrote Henry Hazlitt in Economics in One Lesson. Download now to learn more.

Volume 65, 2015

The Freeman: Summer 2015

This issue of the Freeman is dedicated to Mother Earth. We operate with the knowledge that, when it comes to the goals of conservation and protection, wealthier is healthier.

Volume 65, 2015

The Freeman: Spring 2015

We begin our inaugural quarterly edition of the Freeman in celebration of a great flowering.

Volume 65, 2015