Paul L. Poirot

Paul L. Poirot
Paul L. Poirot was a long-time member of the staff of the Foundation for Economic Education and editor of its journal, The Freeman, from 1956 to 1987.

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#21 – “Capitalism’s Sweatshops and Child Labor Cry Out for Government Intervention”

SEPTEMBER 05, 2014

Improving the lot of the working poor is not as simple as pushing a button. People are raised out of difficult working conditions over time through savings, investment, and innovation.


#9 – Human Rights Are More Important Than Property Rights

JUNE 13, 2014

Rights to property--property in yourself and in your possessions--cannot be separated from human rights.


The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty

Consistently and Continuously Standing Against the Fallacies and Clichés of Politics
JANUARY 01, 2006

Henry Hazlitt (18941993), on the hundredth anniversary of his birth, most deservedly was designated journalist of the century. He also was the last survivor of the founding trustees of the Foundation for Economic Education.


"If We Had No Social Security, Many People Would Go Hungry"

The Social Security Idea Is Based on a Questionable Premise
SEPTEMBER 01, 2005


The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty

MAY 01, 1996


The Renewal of Liberty

JULY 01, 1981


The Past as Prologue

APRIL 01, 1981


The Writings of F. A. Harper

AUGUST 01, 1979

In testament to the collected works of a brilliant exemplar of freedom in all its aspects.


A Mineral Alert

FEBRUARY 01, 1976

A growing "public sector" diminishes market opportunities to serve consumers.


He Gains Most Who Serves Best

MAY 01, 1975

This rule of the market is its defense of private property.


The Message of Depression

APRIL 01, 1975

Stop the monetary manipulation and the waste of scarce resources.


"Business Must Make a Profit"

MARCH 01, 1975

Profit is costless, if earned.


Mud Pies for Sale

DECEMBER 01, 1974

What if they were legal tender?


For the Sake of the Poor

JULY 01, 1974

Poverty serves a purpose, for those who feel pain and react appropriately.


Made in Washington

MAY 01, 1974

Washington can lead us into crisis, if we so empower the government.


A Matter of Self-Responsibility

FEBRUARY 01, 1974

In the case of economic "shortages" the issue is not so much self-subsistence as it is self-responsibility.


Profit Sharing

DECEMBER 01, 1973

Profits are the rewards to entrepreneurs who best serve customers; in any profit-sharing plan, beware of coercive intervention.


The Market, or the Welfare State

OCTOBER 01, 1973

How the market and its money system serve especially the laboring poor.


Socialized Error

JULY 01, 1973

Unless we learn to tolerate the minor mistakes men make, we'll be plagued by the major mistake of totalitarian government.


Freedom Is an Uninsurable Risk

MAY 01, 1973

The results of freedom cannot be classified or known in advance.

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