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Sheldon Richman

Biography

Sheldon Richman is serves as senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation. He is the author of FFF's award-winning book Separating School & State: How to Liberate America's Families; Your Money or Your Life: Why We Must Abolish the Income Tax; and FFF's newest book Tethered Citizens: Time to Repeal the Welfare State.

Calling for the abolition, not the reform, of public schooling. Separating School & State has become a landmark book in both libertarian and educational circles. In his column in the Financial Times, Michael Prowse wrote: "I recommend a subversive tract, Separating School & State by Sheldon Richman of the Cato Institute, a Washington think tank... . I also think that Mr. Richman is right to fear that state education undermines personal responsibility..."

Mr. Richman's articles on population, federal disaster assistance, international trade, education, the environment, American history, foreign policy, privacy, computers, and the Middle East have appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, American Scholar, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Washington Times, Insight, Cato Policy Report, Journal of Economic Development, The Freeman, The World & I, Reason, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Middle East Policy, Liberty magazine, and other publications. He is a contributor to the Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics.

A former newspaper reporter and former senior editor at the Cato Institute, Mr. Richman is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.

He keeps the blog "Free Association."

Analysis

DateTitle
06/27/2014 13:32:35Smedley Butler and the Racket that Is War
06/25/2014 12:50:44US-Egyptian 'Historic Partnership' Reeks with Hypocrisy
06/04/2014 13:20:02Sgt. Bergdahl and the Fog of War
05/22/2014 11:39:35More U.S. Intervention in Libya?
05/14/2014 12:20:03The Neoconservative Obsession with Iran
03/26/2014 11:31:18The Iranian Threat That Never Was
03/20/2014 12:29:09Did Team Obama Blunder or Conspire in Ukraine?
03/05/2014 14:49:07American Hawks Risk Escalating the Ukrainian Crisis
02/12/2014 13:08:57The Lethal Legacy of U.S. Foreign Intervention
01/15/2014 13:06:14They Don't Mean Well
01/01/2014 13:35:03It’s Not Edward Snowden Who Betrayed Us
12/26/2013 14:01:46Congress Must Not Cede Its War Power to Israel
12/18/2013 13:36:06Does Obama Want an Agreement with Iran or Not?
12/11/2013 14:10:41Mandela Wasn’t Radical Enough
11/26/2013 12:34:30Iran: It's Not about Nuclear Weapons
11/20/2013 11:48:17The US isn’t Leaving Afghanistan
11/13/2013 12:19:08Preventing War with Iran is Top Priority
10/02/2013 09:48:35Can Iran Trust the United States?
09/24/2013 08:39:37The Kenyan Massacre's Roots in America's Somalia Policy
09/04/2013 09:05:26We Must Not Be the World's Policeman
08/28/2013 10:06:05US Has No Moral Standing to Condemn Assad
08/07/2013 11:11:34The U.S. Empire Provokes Terrorism
07/25/2013 08:24:38The Economics Lesson Obama Needs to Learn
07/09/2013 09:24:32What the Immigration Bill Overlooks
06/27/2013 10:36:50Big Brother, Not Snowden and Greenwald, Is the Story
06/14/2013 08:51:24It’s Not Edward Snowden Who Betrayed Us
06/11/2013 07:45:27Obama Speaks with Forked Tongue on Surveillance
06/04/2013 08:28:34The U.S. Base on Diego Garcia: An Overlooked Atrocity
05/27/2013 09:14:55Revisionist History Day
05/09/2013 09:25:23A Modest Gun-Safety Proposal
04/30/2013 09:14:14Did President Obama 'Radicalize' the Tsarnaevs?
04/23/2013 09:12:25What If the Tsarnaev's Motive Was Revenge for U.S. Foreign Policy?
04/17/2013 11:20:54Gun-Control Demagogy
04/02/2013 10:00:03Progressives Believe in Money Magic
03/21/2013 07:28:19The Disasters that U.S. Intervention Created
03/13/2013 11:45:24The Dow Jones Is Lying
03/07/2013 12:57:48Cutting Government Would Boost Economy
01/31/2013 08:34:58The Ominous U.S. Presence in Northwest Africa
01/25/2013 10:51:42Mali: Here We Go Again
01/18/2013 09:00:32Did the Government Drive Aaron Swartz to Suicide?
12/20/2012 10:49:55The Fight over Right-to-Work
11/15/2012 09:17:51Republican Reconsideration of Immigration
10/19/2012 08:08:42America’s Drone Terrorism
10/10/2012 22:18:45The Glaring Contradiction in Anti-Iran Policy
09/20/2012 08:30:27Romney, Taxes, and Dependence on Government
08/31/2012 12:14:44Obama’s Logic of War
08/10/2012 11:01:55Labor Outsourcing Is Not the Problem
07/11/2012 09:15:10Government Shows Itself Impotent on Economy
06/26/2012 10:54:36Are Americans Not Submissive Enough?
06/01/2012 09:14:00U.S. Should Steer Clear of Syria
05/25/2012 08:53:52Romney and Bain Capital
05/16/2012 10:10:55When Will Obama Evolve on the Drug War?
05/07/2012 10:32:57Obama, bin Laden, and Mitt
04/26/2012 11:18:13An Echo, Not a Choice
04/17/2012 08:40:38Barack Obama: Corporatist
03/23/2012 08:42:49Defusing the Middle East Would Lower Gas Prices
03/16/2012 09:19:07Obama’s Iran Policy Commits Him to War
03/05/2012 11:33:20No to AIPAC, No to Israel, and No to War
02/21/2012 10:46:16Obama Administration 'Brainwashes' Public on Afghanistan
02/06/2012 12:16:55Obama Can Stop Israel from Attacking Iran
02/03/2012 10:43:14Are Obama and Netanyahu Trying to Push Iran toward a Nuke?
02/01/2012 11:23:36Central Planning at the Federal Reserve
01/23/2012 13:03:05Stopping the Rush to War against Iran
01/20/2012 10:44:49A Fitting Symbol of the American Empire
01/12/2012 12:58:16Opposing Imperialism Is Not Isolationism
01/04/2012 10:10:49Exiting Iraq
12/27/2011 13:55:58Congress, Obama Codify Indefinite Detention
12/16/2011 10:32:35Has War against Iran Already Begun?
12/14/2011 10:30:07The Myth of Withdrawal from Afghanistan
12/07/2011 10:58:17Neocons Don’t Believe Their Own Anti-Iran Propaganda
11/23/2011 09:07:27War with Iran Would Be Madness
10/10/2011 14:48:06Wall Street Couldn't Have Done It Alone
10/06/2011 18:04:35Is This Any Way to Run a Republic?
10/03/2011 10:23:45Obama Backs Occupation of Palestine
09/20/2011 11:02:25Peace Prize-Winner Obama Savages Somalia
09/16/2011 08:27:41Stimulus II Won’t Work, Either
09/09/2011 10:39:289/11 and the National Security Scam
09/02/2011 10:26:20Libya Is Nothing for Obama to Be Proud Of
08/17/2011 12:21:49Autocracy on the Run in the Middle East
08/12/2011 09:33:22Politicians in a Panic
07/12/2011 09:28:20Afghanistan: A War of Choice, Not Necessity
07/01/2011 09:20:24The Isolationist Red Herring
06/24/2011 09:26:23The Unchanging Imperial Paradigm
06/17/2011 09:04:24Obama’s War Is Peace
06/10/2011 09:57:04The Media Distract the Public from War
06/06/2011 11:06:25Afghanistan: Digging In
06/03/2011 08:55:36Obama Flouts the War Powers Resolution
05/17/2011 09:20:21After bin Laden?
05/02/2011 09:43:58Obama’s Broken Guantánamo Promise
04/26/2011 09:03:12The Budget Mess: A Crisis in Legitimacy
04/07/2011 09:31:10Emperor Obama
03/25/2011 11:13:00Obama’s Imperial Adventure
03/22/2011 10:24:10The Neoconservative Obama Administration
03/11/2011 09:54:48Obama’s Disgrace
03/04/2011 14:23:04Stay out of Libya
02/21/2011 10:56:28When Will George W. Bush Be Tried for His War Crimes?
02/14/2011 12:24:30U.S. Versus the Egyptian People
02/03/2011 10:29:20The Unraveling of US Mideast Policy
01/28/2011 12:19:50Ron Paul and Ralph Nader on Corporatism and War
01/03/2011 10:39:33Why WikiLeaks Leaks Matter
12/17/2010 12:48:24Beware the Campaign for War against Iran
12/08/2010 10:52:40Is a Peace Movement Finally Awakening?
12/01/2010 10:25:02TSA Intrusion Is One Price of Empire
11/26/2010 10:14:52Afghanistan: Digging in
11/02/2010 07:41:00US Covert War Provokes Terrorism in Yemen
10/27/2010 11:24:07Thank Goodness for WikiLeaks
10/22/2010 10:34:49Hypocrisy’s Coming Election-Day Triumph
10/08/2010 11:42:13War Does Not Produce Prosperity
09/01/2010 08:28:36The Dishonor of Militarism
08/10/2010 09:04:24What They Do in Our Name
07/31/2010 08:55:57National Insecurity
07/12/2010 10:26:00Haiti Needs Freedom
05/24/2010 10:54:11Is the Peace Movement Finally Awakening?

Politics

DateTitle
07/24/2014 12:46:55In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything Is the Thing to Do
07/17/2014 13:44:51Again, the Isolationist Smear
07/09/2014 14:58:14Let the Immigrants Stay
06/18/2014 11:41:05The Noninterventionists Told You So
06/10/2014 13:30:42News Coverage Misinforms Americans on the Bergdahl Swap
05/29/2014 12:20:20The Danger Is Intervention, Not 'Isolation'
05/08/2014 13:40:26Bill Clinton and the Bogus Iranian Threat
05/01/2014 10:51:01Why the U.S. Blew a Chance to Reconcile with Iran
04/23/2014 11:21:54Obama Plays with Fire in Ukraine
04/16/2014 10:18:23The Ayatollahs' Overlooked Anti-WMD Fatwas
04/03/2014 10:30:48The Roots of Iran’s Nuclear Secrecy
03/23/2014 11:41:34The American Disease
03/13/2014 12:15:33How Americans Can Help Ukrainians
02/26/2014 13:02:36Obama Should Steer Clear of Ukraine
01/30/2014 12:09:01Obama and Kerry Jeopardize Peace with Iran
01/21/2014 12:37:13The Surveillance State Lives
01/07/2014 13:15:31US Foreign Policy is a Shambles
12/05/2013 12:23:23In Afghanistan, They Died for No Good Cause
10/31/2013 10:19:58Inflation Is the Last Thing We Need
10/23/2013 11:15:32Does Obama Have the Courage to Pursue Peace with Iran?
10/16/2013 10:14:38Don’t Look for Grown-Ups in Government
10/09/2013 10:57:30Stop Demonizing Iran
09/11/2013 12:22:56How the U.S. Can Help Rid the World of Chemical Weapons
09/06/2013 09:05:53The Cynical US Policy on Chemical Weapons
08/20/2013 10:47:25Delete the Fed
08/14/2013 08:32:39Stop-and-Frisk
08/01/2013 07:22:31How to Help Fast-Food Workers
07/16/2013 08:33:05Zimmerman Case Is No Grounds for Gun Control
06/18/2013 09:03:17Motives Aside, the NSA Should Not Spy on Us
05/30/2013 09:23:41Obama's Willful Foreign-Policy Blindness
05/16/2013 09:29:32Abolish the IRS -- And the Income Tax with It
04/10/2013 08:42:32The Absurdity of 'Universal' Background Checks
03/25/2013 11:17:02How the News Media Betrayed Us on Iraq
02/20/2013 10:10:10The American People Need Real Spending Cuts
02/12/2013 08:23:36Drone Trust the Government
02/06/2013 10:26:01Hagel's Retreat
01/11/2013 15:51:54The Hagel Brouhaha
01/04/2013 10:17:41The Washington Con Game Goes On
12/28/2012 08:45:03Gun-Control, Mental-Health Laws Won’t Make Us Safer
12/22/2012 10:47:08Right-to-Work Legislation is Not the 'Good'
12/11/2012 09:41:49Washington's Budget Con Game
11/27/2012 10:47:01Nullify the Drug War!
11/20/2012 10:02:57Petraeus Fell for the Wrong Reason
11/08/2012 10:22:04The Election’s Unanswered Question
11/02/2012 08:26:17Life without FEMA?
10/26/2012 08:33:22Americans Should Reject Obama-Romney Foreign Policy
10/12/2012 08:21:41Clinton’s Legacy: The Financial and Housing Meltdown
09/27/2012 07:52:14The Hubris of Romney and Obama
09/14/2012 08:45:50Deeper in the Afghan Quagmire
08/15/2012 12:03:53Paul Ryan: Would-Be Savior of the Welfare-Warfare State
08/06/2012 11:55:48Obama, Romney Are Reckless on Iran
07/23/2012 10:28:14Don’t Let Aurora Shooting Curtail Right of Self-Defense
07/20/2012 10:45:25Obama, Romney Rhetoric Risks Trade War
07/16/2012 12:14:24Opposing Imperialism Isn’t Isolationism
07/02/2012 09:32:40Supreme Court’s Word Game Saves Obamacare
06/22/2012 11:06:24How to Get Money out of Politics
06/13/2012 10:09:01Bloomberg’s Soda Policy
05/17/2012 09:17:31JPMorgan Lesson: End Government Bank Guarantees
04/04/2012 09:04:12Clinton's Loose War Talk
03/02/2012 09:36:40Out of Afghanistan Now!
12/01/2011 09:50:09Obama’s War Record Should Appall Progressives
11/11/2011 09:26:56What Immigration Problem?
10/24/2011 10:02:17Drone Warfare Is Fraught with Danger
08/19/2011 10:07:20Conservatives Don’t Hate Government
07/29/2011 09:25:03'Shared Sacrifice': Obama's Demagoguery
07/25/2011 11:06:25The Government Is Watching You
07/23/2011 09:12:51The Debt-Limit Mess
07/08/2011 11:38:16Don’t Support the Troops — Bring Them Home
05/27/2011 09:40:29Close Down the IMF
05/06/2011 09:42:37Thank Goodness for WikiLeaks
03/21/2011 11:29:39Muslim Radicals Strike at US Foreign Policy
01/24/2011 12:11:57Obama Has Nothing to Teach China’s Hu
01/13/2011 10:42:09Government Spies on Americans
11/15/2010 12:45:54Blood on His Hands
11/12/2010 10:11:58Republican Phonies
09/28/2010 09:03:56Terrorist Threat Has Roots in US Policy
09/16/2010 09:14:27They Died for Iran
09/13/2010 10:43:53Obama: Neoconservative
08/25/2010 09:23:29Persecuting a Conciliator
08/16/2010 09:33:59None Dare Call It Tyranny
07/27/2010 08:00:33US Government Has Run Amok Since 9/11
07/18/2010 08:19:28The Bibi & Obama Show
07/16/2010 12:11:44The GOP Chairman Was Right about Afghanistan
06/28/2010 13:35:10Endless Occupation?
06/21/2010 09:45:47Did Bush & Co. Do Medical Research on Detainees?
06/15/2010 11:20:31Barack Obama: No Radicalism to Be Found
06/11/2010 08:53:09Terrorism: Made in the U.S.A.
06/03/2010 08:05:52Serving the Empire, Killing for Lies
04/24/2010 12:58:48Is a Real Anti-Government Movement Forming?
03/10/2010 10:47:14Is Greece the Future of America?
03/08/2010 14:49:28Obama’s Message to Schoolchildren
02/23/2010 11:37:11Obama’s Phony Populism
02/15/2010 16:13:33Bernanke Has the Whole World in His Hands
02/06/2010 07:39:19Obama and the Public
02/04/2010 04:00:00The Road to Health-Care Serfdom
01/28/2010 10:42:52The Only Way to Get Money out of Politics
01/23/2010 08:07:48Haiti Needs Freedom

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