Sheldon Richman


Sheldon Richman, senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses Glenn Beck’s hypocrisy (exposed on The Daily Show – starts at 4:00 mark) on the connection between U.S. foreign policy and 9/11, the inability of some Americans to understand that Muslims are not a monolithic group (nor are adherents of other religions) and why the GOP is likely to exploit the “Ground Zero Mosque” issue right through the November elections.

MP3 here. (19:32)

Sheldon Richman is editor of The Freeman, published by The Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York, and 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.

4 thoughts on “Sheldon Richman”

  1. Yep. Need a GWOT. 25 peeps killed by terrorism in the U.S. last year; 4 in Israel. Clearly a major issue requiring a domestic & international panic. /snark

  2. America Gone Mad? I don't understand, was America sane for the last 10 years? Is opposing the mosque any nuttier than turning the WTC site into a 9-11 theme park? Do they have mosques in the Magic Kingdom? So why have them in 911 land? And why shouldn't the crazy people that propelled and profited immensely from the wars be able to veto what happens in 911 land, they now have the money and the power?

  3. It's obvious that only a mad country can chase a couple of hundred of
    'bad guys' spending $12 billion a month. Even a kid knows that you send the police after the 'bad guys', not an army with tanks, drones, 1000s of fighter jets and hundreds of thousands of troops!

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