Welcome to The Free Market Center

Clear Thinking about Free Markets.

In The Free Market Center you will find explanations, conversation, and information about free markets—their structure, the forces that drive them, and the theories that explain them.

You can either gain the knowledge of free markets and use that knowledge to protect your liberty and prosperity, or you can watch your liberty (and your lifestyle) slip away.


Economic Reasoning

Economic reasoning consists of sound reasoning applied to economics and free markets.

Economic Exchange

Goods that a producer does not consumer himself become available to exchange. Because producers consumer only a small portion of what they produce exchange becomes one of the most important functions of a market economy.

Money & Banking

Money acts as a medium of indirect exchange. Banking represents the process through which most economies conduct most money transactions.

Market Intervention

Market intervention consists of the interference with the natural process of exchange. Intervention comes mostly from government. It leads to less efficient allocation of economic resources and the loss of liberty.


Commentaries from myself and others about current economic news and issues.

Website Resources 

 This website uses a lot of resources that do not appear, or are not evident, in the pages posted on the site. You can access these resources in this section.


Several of the presentations of concepts on this website contain a great deal of detail—likely more than many readers would like to digest. I have placed those presentations in a separate addenda, accessible from the primary pages as well as this addenda.


Some information on The Free Market Center website that may merit special attention.

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The precise use of words in terms play an important role in the understanding of concepts regarding free markets. I have set up a separate section to define the lexicon used on this website.

About Us

This section has important information about The Free Market Center. .

A place of clear thinking and learning about markets free of intervention.

"Government is essentially the negation of liberty."

Ludwig von Mises

"Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."


“In times of change, learners inherit the world, while the learned remain beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”

Eric Hoffer

“How is it that humans have progressed so rapidly in science, mathematics, and engineering, yet we continue to exhibit behaviors that result in misunderstanding, suspicion, bigotry, hatred, and even violence in our dealings with other people and with other cultures?”

Alfred Korzybski

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