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

Get ready to demonstrate your love for liberty in a way that’s never been done before: with stickers of all your favorite economists and liberty …

Economics

Harry Potter and the Economic Segregation of Muggles

<i>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone</i> (or Philosopher's Stone, if you're British) became the most popular thing of all time in 1997, just in time for …

Harry Potter

I Don't Want Anyone Forced to Bake Me a Cake | Pierre-Guy Veer

Being a gay libertarian is like being a black conservative: you are a pariah among your peers. It couldn’t be clearer in the Charlie Craig and David …

Libertarian Party

Do Schools Teach Kids to Hate Reading?

In a recent exchange of small talk, I asked a friend how the last school year had gone for his child. He replied that it had gone relatively well …

Education

Why I'm Betting on the Future of Bitcoin

Five years of living in China spoiled me in terms of financial transactions. Most people don’t use debit or credit: they either use cash or more …

Banking

Silicon Valley Exists Thanks to Tax Cuts

We often hear that government created the internet. It's funny what a myth that is, that government had anything to do with creating the …

Silicon Valley

Growing Tomatoes Might Get Your Home Raided by the Police

Justice is especially elusive where the war on drugs is concerned. While the news is usually filled with horror stories of families being torn apart …

Economics

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

Imagine if, at your workplace, you were constantly harassed, humiliated, and even physically attacked. You would probably dread going to work and …

Parenting

Walter Williams on Bastiat

I must have been forty years old before reading Frederic Bastiat's classic <i>The Law</i>. An anonymous person, to whom I shall eternally be in debt, mailed …

Economics

The Brooding Baron of 20th-Century Fascism

The history of fascist ideology extends from the early 19th century through our own times: from Fichte to Hegel to Carlyle to List to Ruskin to …

Economics

5-Year-Old Fined $200 for Selling Lemonade

On summer evenings when I drive home from work, I often see small children selling lemonade in my neighborhood. Most of the time I honk my horn and …

Economics

Is UBI Better Than Welfare?

A viewer recently asked us what we thought of Universal Basic Income. Antony likes the idea of it, provided it's done well, but doesn't think it …

Economics

The Epic Boom and Bust of the Ostrich Feather Market

Kelly Jensen Digital Collections Specialist, California Academy of Sciences, gives one of five Shift Ignite talks earlier this year at the Shift …

Economics

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

On September 24, the Germans will head to the polls to elect a new <i>Bundestag</i> (the German parliament). Here are the five things you need to know about …

Martin Schulz

7 Keystone Habits to Maximize Your Mornings

Would you like to adopt better habits? The most efficient way of doing so is to first focus on what author Charles Duhigg calls “keystone habits,” …

Productivity

The Bitcoin Book to Get Mom on Board

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

Bitcoin

Public Servants Are Neither Angels Nor Devils

Today’s quotation is from pages 9-10 of the Introduction by Fred S. McChesney and William F. Shughart to their invaluable 1995 collection, <i>The Causes</i> …

Economics

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

Amancio Ortega, founder of Inditex and top 5 on <i>Forbes</i> list of The World’s Billionaires, was recently involved in a controversy on account of a …

Philanthropy

Why the SEC Is Terrified of Cryptocurrency

The federal government is no match for innovation. This is something lawmakers have always known, and it is the reason state and federal regulations …

Bitcoin

What Skateboarders Can Teach Us about Education

In the mid-1980s, there was an explosion of talent and tricks in skateboarding. Almost overnight, mediocre skateboarders became really good and good …

Economics

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

It’s happened again. Police officers in Southaven, Miss., were trying to serve an arrest warrant for aggravated assault on a man named Samuel …

Policing

Nancy MacLean's Postmodern Rhetorical Strategy

Nancy MacLean has written a <i>postmodernist</i> book, while her libertarian critics are writing <i>modernist</i> responses.<p>The critics point out the free-wheeling, …

Economics

Atomic Blonde Is a Serious Anti-Communist Historical Drama

You really have to hand it to the marketing team of <i>Atomic Blonde</i>, the smash hit thriller starring the mighty and immensely talented Charlize Theron.<p>I …

Atomic Blonde

Conservative Policies Don't Match Conservative Values

Conservatism at its core is a noble ideology. There’s something meaningful about holding onto traditional values and institutions. At the core of …

Economics

Ron Swanson's Lesson in Property Rights

When a local school takes a field trip to city hall on an episode of the show <i>Parks & Recreation</i>, Ron Swanson, a freedom-loving curmudgeon who works …

Economics

We Only Resent Inequality When It's Rigged

In addition to his exemplary work as a Senior Fellow for the Cato Institute, Johan Norberg narrates some great videos for Free to Choose Media. Here …

Equality

Milton Friedman Was Right to Call Them “Government Schools”

Today is Milton Friedman’s birthday. He was the 1976 Nobel-prize winning economist who promoted free-market ideals and limited government. <i>The</i> …

Education

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

Ontario announced earlier this month that it will become the fourth Canadian government to fund a behavioral modification application that rewards …

Economics

Jeff Sessions Wants to Double Down on the Drug War

Amidst growing outcry against civil asset forfeiture, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Justice Department’s new directive focused on …

Economics