On Keeping the Peace

Editor’s note: This essay originally appeared in Leonard Read’s book, Anything That’s Peaceful. My thesis, in simplest terms, is: Let anyone do anything he pleases, so long as it is… Read more

Interview: Rand Paul Slams Big Tech’s Crackdown on COVID ‘Misinformation’—And Offers His Solution

Big Tech censorship has ratcheted up over the last week: big time. In the name of combating COVID-19 “misinformation,” Twitter banned the accounts of Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and Dr.… Read more

‘Authoritarianism’ May Be Necessary to Fight Climate Change, Cambridge Study Argues

A recent study published in American Political Science Review, a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Cambridge University, begins with a teasing question: “Is authoritarian power ever legitimate?” For many,… Read more

Top Clinton Economist Labels Biden Administration’s Proposal to Curb Inflation ‘Science Denial’

We at FEE have been discussing recent inflationary trends since May of this year. Unfortunately, it took experts several months to even acknowledge it as a problem, but there’s no… Read more

It’s 2022, But Many Schools Are Reverting to 2020’s COVID Playbook

It’s 2022 but you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s still 2020—especially if you have children enrolled in K-12 district schooling. Some parents are grappling this week with a return to,… Read more

The (Hidden) Costs of the Afghanistan War

The somber photos and videos that came out of Afghanistan this year led many to wonder whether the 20-year conflict was worth the cost. This horrific image may become the… Read more

Ethelmae Humphreys: A Friend and Mom We’ll Never Forget

We at FEE are mourning the December 27, 2021, passing of a gracious and extraordinary lady. She embodied the best of the American spirit—a creator of wealth and a manager… Read more

Frank Knight’s “Risk, Uncertainty and Profit” 100 Years Later

In Risk, Uncertainty and Profit, published in 1921, economist Frank Knight (1885-1972) sought to solve a riddle: according to economic theory, under conditions of perfect competition profits in excess of… Read more

I Had COVID and Can’t Get an At-Home Test Before Christmas—and the Biden Administration Is (Partly) to Blame

Last Friday, I tested positive for COVID-19. I’m fully vaccinated, young, and healthy, so thankfully, the case was very mild, and I’m now feeling much better. Yet, like millions during… Read more

The Atlantic Claims ‘More People Carrying Guns Tends to Result in More Shootings.’ Decades of Data Show They’re Wrong

A couple of months ago, The Atlantic published an article written by staff writer David A. Graham that explores the surge of violence the United States experienced in 2020. Overall… Read more