Entries by Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

100 Reasons to Homeschool Your Kids

From fostering creativity and freedom to providing impressive educational outcomes, homeschooling is an increasingly appealing option. This is my 100th article at FEE.org, so here are 100 reasons to homeschool your kids! Homeschoolers perform well academically. Your kids may be happier. Issues like ADHD might disappear or become less problematic. It doesn’t matter if they fidget. YOU may be happier! All […]

VIDEO: ‘Jack Ryan’ Gets 4 Pinocchios on Venezuela

Despite Venezuela’s track record of seizing the means of production of a multitude of industries⁠, there are still those who have trouble calling Venezuela a socialist state. The denials are getting more creative. The most recent comes in Jack Ryan, Amazon Prime’s hit show starring John Krasinski as the protagonist from Tom Clancy’s best-selling books. A Glaring […]

The Growth of Government in America

American government has far outgrown the limits set by our founders in the Constitution. This article is adapted from a study prepared by the Institute for Policy Innovation. Let us begin with a simple but vitally important proposition: Government in America was never supposed to engage in the multitude of activities that it does today. […]

Three Mile Island and the Exaggerated Risk of Nuclear Power

The Three Mile Island accident caused no physical harm, but the event changed public perception of the risks of nuclear energy. You’ve likely heard of the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear accident. It’s often cited as an example of the dangers of nuclear power. It’s usually mentioned in the same breath as Chernobyl and Fukushima. […]

“We” Should Not Regulate Homeschooling

Modern homeschooling encompasses an array of different educational philosophies and practices, from school-at-home methods to unschooling to hybrid homeschooling. The desire to control other people’s ideas and behaviors, particularly when they challenge widely-held beliefs and customs, is one of human nature’s most nefarious tendencies. Socrates was sentenced to death for stepping out of line; Galileo almost was. But […]

My Family Fled Communism When I Was 6. Now We Fear Our Nightmare Has Followed Us Here

Following the State of the Union address, I found the state of the nation surreal. I kept skimming past articles about the Democratic Party’s proposed economic stimulus packages, collectively known as the Green New Deal. They propose to fund unsustainable sectors like solar panels—which are already heavily government-backed—by targeting more self-sufficient industries, like meat production. In order […]

Are AR-15 Rifles a Public Safety Threat? Here’s What the Data Say.

Is it true that the AR-15, a popular firearm owned by millions of Americans, is a unique threat to public safety? From Parkland, Florida, to San Bernardino, California, the semi-automatic AR-15 rifle and its variants have seemingly become the weapons of choice for mass shooters in the United States. Many people simply cannot believe that regular […]

The 20 Biggest Advances in Tech Over the Last 20 Years

Despite what you may read in the newspapers or see on TV, humans continue to reach new heights of prosperity. Another decade is over. With the 2020s upon us, now is the perfect time to reflect on the immense technological advancements that humanity has made since the dawn of the new millennium. This article explores, […]

How a Lowly Monk Ended Rome’s Bloody Gladiator Duels

Telemachus, a previously unknown monk, moved the heart of a Roman Emperor. Fought in stadiums before tens of thousands of boisterous onlookers, ancient Roman gladiator duels are well known today—more than 1,600 years since the last one was fought. Too few people, however, know of the one man who deserves the most credit for bringing […]

6 Reasons for Optimism in 2020

We have much to be grateful for and many reasons to be ecstatic about continued human progress. The 2010s have been the best decade ever. The evidence is overwhelming.” Those are the words of Cato Institute senior fellow Johan Norberg, penned in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal. Norberg’s words seem hyperbolic at first glance, but he […]

The World’s Recycling System Is Falling Apart. What’s Going On?

All recycling in history, in all its innovative variants—and at levels from individual scrap collectors to energy-conserving industries—had been economic. What happened? Recycling was one of those great ideas of the 1970s, right? One of the first great movements to save the earth from resource depletion and the land and sea from human refuse? Who […]

3 Reasons Millennials Should Ditch Karl Marx for Ayn Rand

The fact of the matter is that Karl Marx doesn’t align with what’s important to us Millennials. It’s time to look to a new philosopher, like Ayn Rand. Dear avocado-toast-eating brethren, We need to drop Karl Marx like we dropped cable TV. We’re a generation that’s sick of wars (and threats of wars), mass shootings, […]

California’s War on Gig Work Falls Hardest on Women

California’s Assembly Bill 5 has already had an adverse impact on the state’s freelance writers, approximately two-thirds of whom are women. This year, California’s progressives decided to wage war on the nightmare of being your own boss. A new state law aimed at limiting the gig economy has already cost hundreds of people their jobs—and […]