Brittany Hunter

Brittany is a senior writer for the Foundation for Economic Education. Additionally, she is a co-host of Beltway Banthas, a podcast that combines Star Wars and politics. Brittany believes that the most effective way to promote individual liberty and free-market economics is by telling timely stories that highlight timeless principles. Her work stands out primarily because it is so diverse and has included everything from reviewing Jay-Z’s latest album through an economic lens to liveblogging each chapter of F.A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom. In addition to providing regular content to FEE, Stand Together, and the Center for Individualism, Brittany’s work has appeared in Business Insider, Zero Hedge, Newsweek, Real Clear Markets, and Mises Wire.

Recent blog posts by this author

Did California Just Kill the Gig Economy?

California may have just passed a death sentence on the gig economy. Late Tuesday night, as many California residents slept in their beds, the state legislature passed a bill that is expected to impact hundreds of thousands of independent...

Kids Ordered to Pay Sales Tax at Children’s Expo Receive a Sad Lesson in Entrepreneurship

Twelve-year-old Lucie Wise couldn’t wait to open her own business. On three separate occasions, she had accompanied her mother to the Children’s Entrepreneur Market – an expo of child-run businesses hosted annually by the Utah nonprofit...

Home Equity Theft: How a Man’s Home Was Seized Over $8.41 in Unpaid Taxes

For three years, the pair scrimped and saved in order to fix up the four-unit property. On the weekends, Ramouldo would spend his days off making the 11-hour drive from New Jersey to Michigan to work on the house, making the much-needed repairs...

No One Is Coming to Rescue You—Especially Not a Presidential Candidate

We are only a few months into 2019, and already the 2020 presidential election season is well underway. Each week, it seems that more candidates are entering the race, especially in the Democratic field. And as the country cycles through its...

Net Neutrality Repeal: The Internet Apocalypse That Never Came

This month marks one year since the FCC repealed the controversial net neutrality rules, officially killing the internet as we knew it forever—or so net neutrality proponents would have liked you to believe. But as we take a closer look at...

School Bans Designer Coats in Order to 'Poverty Proof' Campus

Winter is coming, and colder temperatures mean that our coats and scarves have been pulled from their summer resting places and put to good use once more. But if you’re a parent in the United Kingdom, you might want to think twice before you send...

Chicago’s New PlayStation Tax Shows How Greedy Politicians Can Be

"If it moves, tax it." That’s government’s eternal motto, as Ronald Reagan quipped. To this, the city government of Chicago has added, “If it amuses, tax it.” A few weeks ago, PlayStation 4 users in Chicago were shocked when they turned on their...

Kanye West's Private Firefighting Is a Force for Good

Kanye West is no stranger to public controversy. Arguably, his career has thrived on it. But unlike his previous squabbles, West is currently being attacked not for his typical outlandish commentary but for using private firefighters to help protect...

Not Too Big to Fail: Why Facebook's Long Reign May Be Coming to an End

Over the last several years, Facebook has gone from facilitating the free flow of information to inhibiting it through incremental censorship and account purges. What began with the ban of Alex Jones last summer has since escalated to include the...

John Taylor Gatto (1935-2018): Remembering America's Most Courageous Teacher

It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of a revolutionary educator, John Taylor Gatto. Gatto spent nearly 30 years as a teacher in the infamously rough New York City public school system. He was awarded New York City Teacher of the Year...

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