B.K. Marcus is managing editor of The Freeman.
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APRIL 15, 2015
History isn't a Manichean struggle, but the belief that it is has altered its course in many strange and tragic ways.
MARCH 20, 2015
Generations have grown up with a heroic ideal of robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. Only those who are particularly wary of an apparently "progressive" message in the legend take exception.
FEBRUARY 03, 2015
A lot of people believe that blacks march in lockstep behind calls for gun control. But while the civil rights movement largely was about nonviolent resistance, many blacks exercised a legitimate right of self-defense. Many still do today.
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
Mass ignorance about an increasingly complex world is a fact of life. And yet we're all supposed to make decisions on matters about which we know little to nothing. It's called democracy.
OCTOBER 29, 2014
When you become aware of the critical importance of capital equipment to the creation of wealth, the industrial zones can become beautiful.
OCTOBER 09, 2014
Despite everything wrong with the Nobel Prize in Economics, it brought F.A. Hayek's work back to life.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
No matter what political ideology drives an independence movement, real independence for a small political territory requires smaller government to survive.
JUNE 16, 2014
The Robin Hood legend originated as a story about political, not economic, oppression.
APRIL 21, 2014
In letting our opponents redefine the terms of the debate, we have allowed ourselves to descend to the position where we constantly have to explain what we don't mean.
MARCH 11, 2014
Those who use the word "privilege" as a bludgeon don't understand the word's history any better than they do the complexity of power dynamics.
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
The plague and the Little Ice Age didn't do Europe any favors. But the excesses of the State amplified the damage.
OCTOBER 09, 2013
Television's new golden age puts consumers in control, rather than the government or the networks.
AUGUST 20, 2013
We hear that the Statue of Liberty was the gift of "the French people" to "the American people." Grammar-school civics aside, though, individuals from all walks of life wound up funding the statue voluntarily, without State funding or coercion.
AUGUST 01, 2013
The story of the wireless revolution begins before World War II. It took an extra couple of decades to come about because the inventors dedicated themselves to the State.
JULY 22, 2013
The Chinese students crushed in Tiananmen Square had the same division as American revolutionaries: Some wanted freedom from coercive government, while others simply wanted to take their rulers' seats.
MAY 30, 2013
Television shows full of bad jokes written for laugh tracks instead of people seem like proof that the market caters to the lowest common denominator. A closer look at the history of the laugh track tells a different story.
APRIL 23, 2013
Prohibition has driven the development of ever-stronger drugs, whereas a free market would see a proliferation of lighter options.