Who is he: Sheldon Richman is editor of The Freeman, published by The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in Irvington, New York, and is also affiliated with The Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF) as a senior fellow. Richman is the author of such well-received books as 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.
Richman wants to do away with public schools. His book Separating School & State has had a marked impact on the debate. Richman's articles and books deal with much more than education, or even taxes. He has written on such areas as population control, federal disaster assistance, international trade, education, the environment, American history, foreign policy, privacy, computers and the Middle East.
According to Richman's biography at Future of Freedom Foundation, he has been published 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. Richman is a contributor to the Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics.
Perhaps Sheldon Richman's most important task is editing the great institution of American Liberty — The Freeman magazine. Freeman: Ideas on Liberty is the flagship publication of the Foundation for Economic Education and one of the oldest and most respected journals of liberty in America, according to FEE. "For more than 50 years it has uncompromisingly defended the ideals of the free society." Here's some more:
Through its articles, commentaries and book reviews, several generations of Americans have also learned the consequences and contradictions that inevitably result from collectivism, interventionism, and the welfare state. No other magazine, newspaper, or scholarly journal introduces readers to so many implications of what the free society is all about: its moral legitimacy, its tremendous efficiency, and its liberating effects in every area of life.
During its history The Freeman has been home to such intellectual giants as Ludwig von Mises, F. A Hayek, Henry Hazlitt, and Murray Rothbard. Today some of the best spokesmen for liberty continue this tradition — including Walter Williams, Israel Kirzner, Thomas Szasz, Burton Folsom, Robert Higgs, Richard Epstein, Mario Rizzo, Peter Boettke, Roger Garrison, Steven Horwitz, James Bovard, David Henderson, and Lawrence Reed.
Background: Sheldon Richman is a private person and more is available about his accomplishments than his background. Manifold sources reveal he was at one time a newspaper reporter and, then, as he himself has indicated in interviews, a former senior editor at the Cato Institute. Richman is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.
|10/16/11||Sheldon Richman on Searching for the Balance Between Liberty and Power at the Historical Freeman Magazine|