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What Does it Take to Be a Hero?

[Editor’s note: Lawrence W. “Larry” Reed is President Emeritus, Humphreys Family Senior Fellow, and Ron Manners Global Ambassador for Liberty at the Foundation for Economic Education. Before his retirement in 2019, he served as President of...

Re: Biden’s Student-Loan Bailout

There’s an apocryphal quote often misattributed to Ben Franklin that goes something like this: “When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” While we’re not quite nearing the collapse of...

Markets and Their Day of Reckoning

A worse-than-expected inflation report released Friday spooked the Federal Reserve into contemplating steeper-than-expected interest rate hikes on Monday. That in turn spooked traders into a stock sell-off, driving the S&P 500 into a bear market...

Yes, the Products You’re Buying are Getting Smaller

The rise in consumer prices has rightly received a great deal of attention, as inflation hovers around 40-year highs. Everyone can see that virtually everything is getting more expensive, but fewer have noticed that many items are also getting...

Napkin Math to Explain Inflation

Legend has it that back in 1974 Arthur Laffer explained supply side economics on a napkin and the Laffer Curve was born. He concluded the napkin with, “the consequences are obvious!” In that particular case, it was that when you tax something more...

I, Pencil

Get FEE’s “I, Pencil” lesson plan! “Eloquent. Extraordinary. Timeless. Paradigm-shifting. Classic. Half a century after it first appeared, Leonard Read’s ‘I, Pencil’ still evokes such adjectives of praise. Rightfully so, for this...