Sunday, April 19, 2009

Another great Internet resource

The indispensable Al Fin draws our attention to another free online education resource: the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). They describe their mission as follows:

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), one of the oldest free-market organizations in the United States, was founded in 1946 by Leonard E. Read to study and advance the freedom philosophy. FEE’s mission is to offer the most consistent case for the “first principles” of freedom: the sanctity of private property, individual liberty, the rule of law, the free market, and the moral superiority of individual choice and responsibility over coercion.

For decades these ideals have been ignored to an alarming degree. Despite the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Empire, too many Americans do not seem to appreciate the very concept upon which the Founding Fathers established the American Republic.

Our vital task is to counter this trend. To help people rediscover how essential freedom is to human existence and to demonstrate how dangerous it is to move toward any form of collectivism, FEE offers a comprehensive educational program to all students of liberty.

FEE offers a number of downloadable books and lessons, some of them of great value. Even better, it's established a video channel on Vimeo, offering lectures on economics. And, best of all, these resources are free!

If you've ever wanted to learn more about economics, in a simple, easy-to-understand form, I can't recommend FEE too highly. Kudos to Al Fin for leading us to yet another online treasure-trove of knowledge.


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