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9 Ways to Acquire Social Capital Using FEE's New Sticker App

Use these stickers of your favorite liberty heroes in your next SMS exchange.<p>Get ready to demonstrate your love for liberty in a way that’s never …

App Store

Harry Potter and the Economic Segregation of Muggles

What if the Ministry of Magic just let people be free to do what they want, and wizards and Muggles lived together openly?<p><i>Harry Potter and the</i> …

Books

I Don't Want Anyone Forced to Bake Me a Cake

I want it to let them discriminate in the open. This way, we know exactly where not to do business.<p>Being a gay libertarian is like being a black …

Rights & Freedoms

Do Schools Teach Kids to Hate Reading?

Maybe if we let them read for pleasure once in a while they wouldn't hate doing it.<p>In a recent exchange of small talk, I asked a friend how the last …

Education

Why I'm Betting on the Future of Bitcoin

If we used Bitcoin, the entire transaction would be safely done in one minute. Imagine if the entire financial sector did that.<p>Five years of living …

Bitcoin

Silicon Valley Exists Thanks to Tax Cuts

Silicon Valley started out making guidance systems for missiles for the Defense Department.<p>We often hear that government created the internet. It's …

Silicon Valley

Growing Tomatoes Might Get Your Home Raided by the Police

As the family sat quarantined in their own living room while the police searched through their most private and intimate belongings, Bob’s wife Addie …

Crime

Bully-Proofing Won't Work Until We Give Kids More Freedom

Bullying occurs because kids have no power to change their school environments.<p>Imagine if, at your workplace, you were constantly harassed, …

Boston College

Walter Williams on Bastiat

Bastiat recognized the greatest single threat to liberty is government.<p>I must have been forty years old before reading Frederic Bastiat's classic <i>The</i> …

United States

The Brooding Baron of 20th-Century Fascism

Baron Giulio Cesare Andrea Evola's strange brew of dialectical apocalypticism, violent misogyny, Jew hating, and longing for global war.<p>The history …

20th Century

5-Year-Old Fined $200 for Selling Lemonade

These kinds of regulations impede entrepreneurship and teach the wrong lessons to our kids.<p>On summer evenings when I drive home from work, I often …

Selling

Is UBI Better Than Welfare?

What are the best and worst case scenarios for UBI?<p>James R. Harrigan teaches in the Department of Political Economy and Moral Science at the …

Economics

The Epic Boom and Bust of the Ostrich Feather Market

If they were going to compete, they needed an edge. They needed the legendary Barbary ostrich.<p>Kelly Jensen Digital Collections Specialist, California …

South Africa

5 Things You Need to Know about the Upcoming Election in Germany

1. Angela Merkel is set to dominate once again.<p>On September 24, the Germans will head to the polls to elect a new <i>Bundestag</i> (the German parliament). …

Angela Merkel

7 Keystone Habits to Maximize Your Mornings

Start your day with good habits that will beget more good habits.<p>Would you like to adopt better habits? The most efficient way of doing so is to …

Exercise

The Bitcoin Book to Get Mom on Board

A review of How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance<p>In an age of quick reads, veteran journalist Brian Patrick Eha’s book,</i> …

Bitcoin

Public Servants Are Neither Angels Nor Devils

The difference is the institutional setting.<p>Today’s quotation is from pages 9-10 of the Introduction by Fred S. McChesney and William F. Shughart to …

Austrian Economics

Zara Billionaire's "Cheap" Philanthropy: $360 Million for Cancer Treatment

As soon as the donation was announced, numerous organizations and politicians publicly censured Amancio Ortega.<p>Amancio Ortega, founder of Inditex and …

Cancer Treatment

Why the SEC Is Terrified of Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies allow people to keep all of their money; this is a big problem for the lawmakers.<p>The federal government is no match for innovation. …

Cryptocurrency

What Skateboarders Can Teach Us about Education

New technology influenced even those skateboarders who had not accessed it.<p>In the mid-1980s, there was an explosion of talent and tricks in …

Skateboarding

The Second Amendment Belongs to Us All, Not Just the Police

Doesn’t the right to be free from “unreasonable” search and seizure include a right to be free of armed, mistaken, warrantless home intrusions?<p>It’s …

Home Ownership

Nancy MacLean's Postmodern Rhetorical Strategy

Generations of postmodernism have laid the sub-cultural groundwork on which books like MacLean's can get published.<p>Nancy MacLean has written a</i> …

Duke University

Atomic Blonde Is a Serious Anti-Communist Historical Drama

The film captures the breakneck pacing of the period, a time when events unfolded faster than the news media could cover them.<p>You really have to hand …

Cold War

Conservative Policies Don't Match Conservative Values

What's conservative about using the central government to bully states?<p>Conservatism at its core is a noble ideology. There’s something meaningful …

Political Science

Ron Swanson's Lesson in Property Rights

Secure property ownership creates even more opportunities down the road.<p>When a local school takes a field trip to city hall on an episode of the show</i> …

Home Ownership

We Only Resent Inequality When It's Rigged

It’s better to be poor in a place like Hong Kong where there is strong growth and high levels of upward mobility.<p>In addition to his exemplary work as …

Economics

Milton Friedman Was Right to Call Them “Government Schools”

Happy Birthday, Mr. Friedman, may your legacy endure!<p>Today is Milton Friedman’s birthday. He was the 1976 Nobel-prize winning economist who promoted …

Education

Creepy Canadian App Gives Citizens Points for Making Government-Approved Choices

You can now claim rewards for being a 'good citizen', but at what cost?<p>Ontario announced earlier this month that it will become the fourth Canadian …

Canada

Jeff Sessions Wants to Double Down on the Drug War

He doesn't want pesky things like due process to get in police's way.<p>Amidst growing outcry against civil asset forfeiture, Attorney General Jeff …

Cook County