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Bad Hair Days

APRIL 16, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

In the new mini-documentary Locked Out, Sean Malone shares the stories of microentrepreneurs fighting against artificial barriers to entry.

Profiting Off of the Children

Don’t be horrified that someone might make money improving education

APRIL 03, 2014 by CATHY REISENWITZ

Misspent public education funding is a serious problem. But worrying that the profit motive will somehow make this worse ignores the solution--and all of the data.

The Economics of the Corn Dog: Correcting a Misattribution to Adam Smith

MARCH 26, 2014 by JAMES C. W. AHIAKPOR

Adam Smith used labor as a measure of value rather than value's determinant. Karl Marx also did not use the quantity of labor employed in production as the determinant of market prices.

Warnings of the Apocalypse

MARCH 12, 2014 by L.J. LANE

Political cartoonist L.J. Lane uses illustration and humor to explain why apocalypse predictions should be ignored.

Good Businesses Respond to Facts, Not Ads

MARCH 10, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Expensive television ads are the politicians' cowardly way of saying they don't want to make the tough decisions to actually fix New York's problems.

Refusing to Associate Isn’t Wrong, It’s a Right

Brian LaSorsa responds to Casey Given on the Arizona bill and freedom of association

MARCH 10, 2014 by BRIAN LASORSA

Individual liberty doesn't aim to form a consensus on the "right" or "wrong" way to exercise a freedom; it merely acknowledges the virtue of that freedom's existence.

Third World Objectivism

A young Indian reflects on the meaning of Rand on the anniversary of her death

MARCH 06, 2014 by SHANU ATHIPARAMBATH

Ayn Rand appeals to young people in collectivist societies because she told them the truth about their world.

The Freeman Is Not a Monolith

You might not always agree with what we publish

MARCH 05, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

The Freeman is not a monolith. Nor is the Anything Peaceful blog that runs under the Freeman banner.

Freedom of Association Is No Excuse to Target Gays

MARCH 04, 2014 by CASEY GIVEN

Libertarians should think twice before supporting laws that target specific groups, especially when good principles are used to mask questionable motives.

The Legal Trenches of Economic Freedom

Onerous Occupational Licensure in Texas

MARCH 01, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

The Institute for Justice fights eyebrow threader licensure in Texas.

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April 2014

Around the world, people are struggling to throw off authoritarianism, with deeply mixed results. From Egypt to Venezuela, determined people build networks to overthrow their regimes, but as yet we have not learned to live without Leviathan. In this issue, Michael Malice and Gary Dudney discuss their glimpses inside totalitarian regimes, while Sarah Skwire and Michael Nolan look at how totalitarian regimes grind down the individual--and how individuals fight back. Plus, Jeffrey Tucker identifies a strain in libertarianism that, left unchecked, could reduce even our vibrant movement to something that is analogous to the grim aesthetic of architectural brutalism. The struggle for our lives and freedom is a struggle for beauty; it begins inside each of us.
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