Lawrence W. Reed



Lawrence W. Reed is the president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and the author or editor of several books, including Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism. Before joining FEE, he served as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan, and chaired Northwood University’s department of economics. Reed has written some 1,500 articles for newspapers and magazines worldwide. He is a frequent guest on radio and television.

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The Volstead Act: A Centennial to Note, Not Toast

If Prohibition had been in force in Roman Palestine, one can only imagine the chaos at Cana when Jesus turned water into wine for the enjoyment of those attending a wedding. Envision centurions busting Jesus for moonshining and clubbing the revelers for having a good time. Three years later at the trial that led to his crucifixion, the charges against Jesus included tax evasion, blasphemy, sed...

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Great Myths of the Great De...

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Rendering Unto Caesar: Was ...

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Are We Good Enough for Libe...

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Real Heroes

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Are We Rome?

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Striking The Root

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When Money Goes Bad

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The XYZ’s of Socialism

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“My take on socialism is this: Socialism only seems to work when you don't fully implement it, when you keep enough capitalism around to pay socialism's bills, at least for a time. It's the difference between milking the cow and killing it. Socialism has no theory of wealth creation; it's just a destructive, envy-driven fantasy about redistributing it after something else (and somebody else) creates it first.”
Lawrence W. Reed

“It constantly amazes me that defenders of the free market are expected to offer certainty and perfection while government has only to make promises and express good intentions. Many times, for instance, I’ve heard people say, "A free market in education is a bad idea because some child somewhere might fall through the cracks," even though in today’s government school, millions of children are falling through the cracks every day.”
Lawrence W. Reed

“Collectivists see the world the way Mr. Magoo did—as one big blur. They homogenize people in a communal blender, sacrificing the discrete features that make us who we are.”
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