The Dawn of the Surveillance State
We think of mass surveillance as a product of modern technology. But large-scale spying on Americans got its start in 1917, when the United States entered World War I.
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.
Freedom and Whisky Go Together
Scottish secession is not about liberalization per se, but an independent Scotland might have to rediscover Adam Smith.
President’s Quarterly Update—September 2014
Summer 2014 is now a wonderful memory at FEE, as we believe it is also for the hundreds of high school and college students from around the world who attended our highly-acclaimed seminars.
Overkill: Militarizing America
The facts about officer safety do not justify the unprecedented force and weaponry that cops are displaying today. It's time to demilitarize the police.
#22 – "Voluntary, Market-Based Arrangements ‘Use’ People”
Progressives claim that the free market treats people like commodities. In reality, it is the only economic arrangement that protects the individual.
Thomas Piketty’s Literary Offenses
Literature can provide excellent data about how people felt about economic data; it's not economic data in its own right, though.