THE FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION

THE FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION

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FEE's mission is to inspire, educate, and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical, and legal principles of a free society. These principles include individual liberty, free-market economics, entrepreneurship, private property, high moral character, and limited government.

IN THE NEWS

DEFINING THE FUTURE OF THE LIBERTY MOVEMENT IN THE U.S.

In August, 20 of the top think tank CEOs in the U.S. gathered in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia (with strict social distancing practices in place) to redefine the liberty agenda for 2021 and beyond. With COVID-19 and social unrest on their minds, the group, a subset of Atlas Network’s Global Council of CEOs, worked intensively to iden...

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RON MANNERS TO RECEIVE THE 2020 SIR ANTONY FISHER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Australian businessman and free-market advocate Ron Manners, who was recently honored by Queen Elizabeth II as an Officer of the Order of Australia for his services to the mining industry and to young people via his extensive philanthropic contributions to education, will be the second recipient of Atlas Network’s annual Sir Ant...

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TTMBA ALUMNUS ŽILVINAS ŠILĖNAS IS NAMED FEE’S NEW PRESIDENT

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) recently announced that Žilvinas Šilėnas will serve as the organization’s 11th president. With years of think tank experience under his belt, as well as a commitment to the promotion of the free market, the decision highlights an exciting transition for FEE. Previously, Šilėnas has ser...

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PETAR ČEKEREVAC WINS 2018 THINK TANK SHARK TANK COMPETITION

Atlas Network congratulates Petar Čekerevac of the Libertarian Club Libek for winning the 2018 Think Tank Shark Tank competition during Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner, where three think tank leaders pitch exciting new projects to a panel of judges in an effort to win $25,000 in seed-funding. The 2018 Think Tank Shark Tank comp...

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IN MEMORIAM: ANDREA MILLEN RICH, 1939–2018

The cause of liberty has lost a dear friend and a wise counsel, but her spirit remains active through every person she convinced of the value of liberty and through every person she inspired to stand against violence and tyranny; they are far, far more than they know. Andrea Rich (1939-2018) was a businesswoman, publisher, TV pr...

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FEE’S “HOW WE THRIVE” ILLUSTRATES ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SENEGAL

The Foundation for Economic Education’s (FEE) recently released the third video in its “How We Thrive” documentary series about a small business owner’s struggles against government bureaucracy and ineffectual NGOs in Senegal, and it is already furthering the conversation about individual liberty and free markets in Africa. “Mad...

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NEARLY 700 ATTEND THE SECOND-EVER FEECON

The inspiration, organization, and discussion necessary for a global freedom movement require a vibrant, active community. The inspiration, organization, and discussion necessary for a global freedom movement require a vibrant, active community. Atlas Network partner Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) hosted yet another suc...

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PROMOTING FREE TRADE IN GERMANY AND THE EU

Opposition to trade liberalization has become more popular around the world in recent years, particularly in Europe and the United States. Atlas Network partner Prometheus—Das Freiheitsinsitut (The Liberty Institute), working in Germany, has launched an initiative to combat anti-trade ideas and to promote the widespread benefits...

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FEE’S ‘COMMON SENSE SOAPBOX’ VIDEO SERIES MIXES POP CULTURE AND POLICY

Traditional scholarly pursuits such as publishing white papers and hosting academic seminars in the “thinking” industry of non-profits often neglect crucial audiences in the battle for ideas. The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) – an Atlas Network partner organization based in Atlanta, Ga. – has been hard at work developi...

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A BILLION MINDS CAN SAVE THE WORLD

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) held its inaugural FEEcon on June 13-15 in Atlanta, Ga. The conference was a major gathering of more than 750 freedom lovers with opportunities to network, participate in panel discussions, and work together to create solutions for breaking down the barriers to prosperity.

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FEECON BRINGS CHAMPIONS OF FREEDOM TOGETHER FOR FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Nobody brings the ideas of freedom and sound economics to life quite like the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), through its decades of publications and in-person seminars, and today through its engaging website content. Now FEE is holding its first annual conference, FEEcon, featuring more than 70 sessions and 10 distinct...

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TOP TEN MOMENTS OF #LIBERTYFORUM2016

Every year Liberty Forum inspires and rejuvenates the individuals in the worldwide freedom movement, and this past weekend was more inspirational than ever. More than anything, there was a palpable connectedness among our partners, our supporters, and various friends and family members. With 58 countries represented, Liberty For...

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FRIEDMAN VS. SANDERS, OBSOLETE INDUSTRIES, AND BONE MARROW REGULATIONS

It’s almost eerie how Milton Friedman had the perfect responses years ago to the outrageous economic claims that Bernie Sanders would make during his U.S. presidential campaign this year. It’s also peculiar that the Australian government is bailing out nearly obsolete industries — why not also bring back the chimney sweep, the t...

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HOW FEE.ORG HAS CHANGED

With 1 million readers per month, and a dramatically increased publication schedule, many people have noticed that this is clearly a new FEE.org. We think of it as an expanded implementation of the original purpose of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), which was not founded as a policy shop or a house for pure academic...

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‘FREE MARKETS’ SERIES BRINGS IDEAS OF LIBERTY TO PUBLIC TELEVISION

In the 1980s, Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman helped to popularize the ideas of liberty and free-market economics through his unprecedented Free to Choose series on public television. That tradition of scholarship and public media exposure is being carried on today by The World Show in collaboration with Atlas Network p...

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NEW BOOK EXPOSES LEFT-WING BIAS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Today’s college students know all too well the rampant progressive bias that blanket college and university campuses around the country. This bias, presented as fact in many classrooms, often manifests as politically correct speech codes, “trigger warnings” and “safe zones,” together aiming to stifle dissent and alternative view...

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ESSENTIAL BOOKS ABOUT LIBERTY AVAILABLE FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION, TRANSLATION

The fundamental ideas of a free society are easy to understand in accessible summary quotes and aphorisms, but those ideas are built on a foundation of more complex arguments that need to be digested in longer book-length formats. Since its inception nearly 70 years ago, Atlas Network partner the Foundation for Economic Educatio...

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IWF RESPONDS TO OSCARS SPEECH ABOUT GENDER WAGE GAP

Every year at the Oscars telecast, a few Academy Award winners inevitably use their acceptance speeches as a platform for their own pet political causes. During Sunday’s broadcast, Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette spent a few moments calling for “wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the U...

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SOUND MONEY BREAKFAST FEATURING JUDY SHELTON AND SETH LIPSKY

Atlas Network and the Foundation for Economic Education will host a breakfast discussion on sound money with Dr. Judy Shelton and Seth Lipsky. Atlas Network launched The Sound Money Project in 2009, which advocates for refining and promoting sound money principles with relevance to the world’s current challenges through experts,...

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FRIENDS OF LEONARD REMINISCE ON THE LIGGIO LEGACY

Leonard P. Liggio, Atlas Network’s long-time executive vice president, passed away on October 14, 2014. It’s been very touching to see the outpouring of affection following his death. We knew how beloved Leonard was within the freedom movement, but it remains nothing short of awe-inspiring to see so many tributes to his influenc...

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