The Freeman

The Freeman is the flagship publication of the Foundation for Economic Education and one of the oldest and most respected journals of liberty in America. For more than 50 years it has uncompromisingly defended the ideals of the free society.

Through its articles, commentaries and book reviews, several generations of Americans have also learned the consequences and contradictions that flow from collectivism, interventionism, and the welfare state.

No other magazine, outlet, or scholarly journal introduces readers to so many implications of what the free society is all about: its moral legitimacy, its tremendous efficiency, and its liberating effects in every area of life.

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Freedom's Globetrotter: An Interview with Lawrence Reed

A leading libertarian shares lessons learned abroad
APRIL 01, 2015

Pennywise journalist, black-marketer, prisoner of communists, and dining companion to orangutans, FEE's skydiving president, Larry Reed, shares some stories from his travels.


Curing Our Leadership Crisis: An Interview with John Allison

The Freeman talks to the president and CEO of the Cato Institute
MARCH 09, 2015

"You are responsible for doing the best you can with what happens to you."


Freedom's Presidents

Thinkers and scholars weigh in on Presidents’ Day
FEBRUARY 16, 2015

For Presidents' Day, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, Ivan Eland, Lawrence W. Reed, Burton Folsom, Amity Shlaes, and Paul Kengor share their thoughts on the better presidents.


Biting the Invisible Hand: An Interview with Peter Foster

Foster explains the psychology of anti-capitalism
FEBRUARY 02, 2015

"Anti-capitalist sentiment is a combination of economic misunderstanding, moral condemnation, and political exploitation," Foster explains.


36 Resolutions for 2015

Ways to improve yourself and your world in the New Year
DECEMBER 31, 2014

We at FEE share our thoughts for improving our lives and those of the people around us.


Last-Minute Gift Ideas from the Folks at FEE

Your guide to the best holiday presents for freedom-loving friends and family
DECEMBER 23, 2014

Did you put off any of your holiday shopping to the last minute? The folks at FEE have got you covered.


Adventures in Economic Fairyland

Sometimes it’s easier to believe economic myths than realities
DECEMBER 01, 2014

Educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas.


Citizens of the Cloud

An Interview with Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof
NOVEMBER 19, 2014

The Freeman sat down with the future's most dangerous woman -- dangerous, that is, if you're a legacy government.


By Word of Mouse (1954)

A short cartoon celebrates mass production
NOVEMBER 05, 2014

The blessings of capitalism are the backdrop for a game of cat and mouse.


Hayek’s Rules of Order

His ideas, like the phenomena they describe, are still emerging
NOVEMBER 04, 2014

Forty years after Hayek won the Nobel Prize in economics, he is coming to be understood as much more than an economist. Who will stand on his shoulders next?


Balanced Budget Compact: An Interview with Nick Dranias

Only the states can rein in a debt-addicted Congress
OCTOBER 20, 2014

FEE's director of programs, Richard Lorenc, got to sit down with Nick Dranias and talk about his work on national debt reform.


Parking, Prices, and the End of Circling: An Interview with Max Marty

OCTOBER 13, 2014

CEO Max Marty and his team are attempting to solve parking problems with peer-to-peer networking and dynamic pricing. But it's not without controversy. The Freeman sat down with the start-up chief to discuss his Volo app.


Change Is Coming to The Freeman

Our flagship publication has a renewed focus
OCTOBER 01, 2014

Freedom remains our prime value. And we still take our mission seriously after all these years.


FEE Then and Now

Reflections on a 70-year-old organization
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

Distinguished fellow Jeffrey Tucker has written a stirring tribute to FEE. In it, he offers key insights into our place in a burgeoning movement.


The Question of Moral Diversity: Libertarian vs. Objectivist

In support of life, liberty and property, how are we to justify our commitments?
AUGUST 22, 2014

How are we to ground our commitments to liberty? With one set of premises, or many sets? Craig Biddle (Editor, The Objective Standard) and Max Borders (Editor, The Freeman) debate the moral foundations of freedom.


Full Disclosure: Reed Interview

FEE President Lawrence Reed Interviewed by The Daily Bell
AUGUST 11, 2014

The Daily Bell interviews FEE President Lawrence Reed. If you're curious about how FEE is doing -- and what we're doing -- this is the interview for you.


Tax Flight

JULY 01, 2014

When America's entrepreneurs flee, they shouldn't be demonized or hunted down. They're preserving the capital needed to keep making the world a better place.


Red Scare: An Interview with Naomi Brockwell

JUNE 25, 2014

We sit down with Naomi Brockwell to discuss the power of art, cultivating a persona, the promise of cryptocurrencies, and more.


The All-Seeing Eye

JUNE 02, 2014

The surveillance State is far more powerful than its creators could have dreamed. More and more individuals are out-innovating it. But will they reach critical mass?

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