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Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker is Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, the global liberty community with advanced social and publishing features.

Tucker is also distinguished fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education, executive editor of Laissez-Faire Books, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, and author of five books. He has written 150 introductions to books and many thousands of articles appearing in the scholarly and popular press.

He created the first commercial service of online book distribution that published entirely in the commons (The Laissez Faire Club), and he was an early innovator in online distribution of literature during his tenure as builder and editor of Mises.org. He created the the first live classroom in the liberty-oriented ideological space and assembled the official bibliography of famed economic writer Henry Hazlitt, a project that included more than 10,000 entries. Early in his career, following his degree in economics and journalism, he served as research assistant to Ron Paul at his private foundation.

Tucker has been a two-time featured guest on John Stossel’s show, interviewed on Glenn Beck’s television show, appeared frequently on Huffington Post Live and Russia Today, been the two-time Master of Ceremonies at Libertopia, been featured at FreedomFest, the featured speaker at Liberty Forum three years, keynoted the Young Americans for Liberty national convention/

Tucker has spoken at many dozens of colleges and universities in the United States and around the world, including Harvard University and Boston University, has been quoted in the New York Times and Washington Post, and is in constant demand as a headline speaker at libertarian, technology, and monetary conferences around the world.

His books are: Bourbon for Breakfast: Living Outside the Statist Quo (2010), It’s a Jetson’s World: Private Miracles and Public Crimes (2011), Beautiful Anarchy: How to Create Your Own Civilization in the Digital Age (2012), Freedom Is a Do-It-Yourself Project (2013), and Sing Like a Catholic (2009), and Bit by Bit: How P2P Is Liberating the World (2014). Four of his books have been translated into Spanish.

Recent Articles and Publications

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July 16, 2019
By Jeffrey Tucker
Ever since I read Stephen Davies’s provocative article, I’ve been thinking about his main proposal. He suggests that the term individualist should be revived.
June 20, 2019
By Jeffrey Tucker
You can believe that socialism is wonderful, as apparently many people do, and no one will stop you.
May 15, 2019
By Jeffrey Tucker
That socialism as an idea could survive hundreds of years — even back to the ancient world — is a tribute to the capacity of the human mind to imagine it can create that which reality will forever decline to make possible.
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May 10, 2019
By Jeffrey Tucker
The prospect that the US president would conclude that tariffs cause growth has always been the downside of good economic numbers.
December 11, 2014
By Jeffrey Tucker
This article, written by Foundation for Economic Education distinguished fellow and Heartland Institute policy advisor Jeffery Tucker, discusses the use of Bitcoin—an online peer-to-peer currency and payment system first developed in 2008—as an
November 29, 2014
By Jeffrey Tucker
This article, written by Foundation for Economic Education distinguished fellow and Heartland Institute policy advisor Jeffery Tucker, discusses a November 2014 New York Times article about the decline of taxicab medallions in the city and elsewhere in
November 5, 2014
By Jeffrey Tucker
This article, written by Foundation for Economic Education distinguished fellow and Heartland Institute policy advisor Jeffery Tucker, discusses the rise of smartphone-based peer-to-peer businesses such as Lyft, TaskRabbit, and WunWun, and their effect
October 28, 2014
By Jeffrey Tucker
This article, written by Foundation for Economic Education distinguished fellow and Heartland Institute policy advisor Jeffery Tucker, discusses the “peer-to-peer revolution”—also called the “sharing economy”—and examines how the execution of free-market

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