These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Right-Center biased based on left-leaning views regarding social issues and far-right views on economics. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting based on not supporting the scientific consensus regarding climate change.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1946, The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is a libertarian economic think-tank dedicated to the “economic, ethical, and legal principles of a free society.” FEE publishes books, daily articles and hosts seminars and lectures. FEE was founded by Leonard E. Read, Henry Hazlitt, David Goodrich, Donaldson Brown, Leo Wolman, Fred R. Fairchild, Claude E. Robinson, and Jasper Crane; the foundation is the oldest free-market think tank in the United States.
Funded by / Ownership
The Foundation for Economic Education is a nonprofit 501(c)(3). They fully disclose their finances on the website. According to the left-leaning watchdog Sourcewatch, Fee has connections to the Koch Brothers. Further, the Least Biased Public Integrity also ties this organization to the Koch Bothers via funding.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Foundation for Economic Education advocates for small government, deregulation, and low taxation, while also supporting civil liberties such as gay marriage and marijuana legalization, in which they proclaim prohibition is “racist.” FEE uses moderately loaded words in headlines that economically favor the right, such as their consistent opposition to the minimum wage: How Not to Argue Against the Minimum Wage. When it comes to science, FEE does not align with the consensus of science regarding climate change. While FEE does not deny that climate change is occurring, they dispute the consensus regarding human impacts and the possible consequences of lack of action. In general, FEE is socially left, as are most Libertarians, and fiscally far right.
Failed Fact Checks
- A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Right-Center biased based on left-leaning views regarding social issues and far-right views on economics. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting based on not supporting the scientific consensus regarding climate change. (D. Van Zandt 7/14/2016) Updated (8/07/2020)