About Gregory Rehmke

Gregory F. Rehmke is Program Director for Economic Thinking. He has directed educational programs for high school, homeschool, and college students, and published articles on international and technology related topics. Mr Rehmke has directed educational programs at the Center for the American Idea, The Reason Foundation, and the Foundation for Economic Education. Since the 1980s Mr. Rehmke has published annual study guides and held workshops on the economics of annual high school debate topics.


Gregory Rehmke has a degree in Economics from the University of Washington and has worked with the Reason Foundation, the Institute for Humane Studies, the Center for the American Idea, and the Foundation for Economic Education. In addition to directing programs for Economic Thinking, Mr. Rehmke is a speaker at student programs for the Independent Institute, the Mackinac Center, the Houston World Affairs Council, and the Institute for Economic Studies-Europe. He is a member of the Mackinac Center Board of Scholars and has written on environmental topics for PERC Reports, a newsletter of the Political Economy Research Center (renamed the Property and Environment Research Center) in Bozeman, Montana. He has written over one hundred articles on public policy topics as well as published resource books, study guides, and newsletters focused on the economic aspects of over twenty years of high school and homeschool debate topics.

Mr. Rehmke has published articles in The Freeman, Reason, DailySpeculations.com, the MasterResource blog, GlobalEnvision.org, and TechCentralStation.com. Mr. Rehmke is coauthor of the Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Economics.

Greg and HayekPhoto by John Blundell, (c) The Institute for Human Studies

Meeting Hayek - Left to right, Greg Rehmke, Bruce Shortt, Greg Demers, F.A. Hayek, at the Institute for Humane Studies in the early 1980s.


"Noise Pollution", PERC Reports, March, 1998.

"Property Rights and Law Among the Ancient Greeks", The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, February, 1997.

"Worldwatch Scopes Out Environmental Markets", PERC Reports, June, 1996.

"Immigration and Somalia," in The Case for Free Trade and Open Immigration, edited by Richard M. Ebeling and Jacob G. Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation, 1995.

"Economic Education in Speech and Debate: Current and Historical Public Policy Debates as Teaching Tools," in Economic Education in the Precollege Setting: Proceedings of the Towbes Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, August, 1988.

"The Pen is Mightier Than the Plan", in Ideas on Liberty: Essays in Honor of Paul L. Poirot, Foundation for Economic Education, 1987.

Selected articles...

An American in Argentina, informal notes from recent trip to Argentina (March 26, 2002)

Property Rights and Law Among the Ancient Greeks... In the ancient world the Greek family farm turned out to be a source of strong property rights, wealth, and military strength...

Who Is Destroying the World's Forests?...turns out that governments are paying people to burn down and tear out forests...

The Pen Is Mightier than the Plan... on the damage done to Latin American by the wrong-headed wizardry of academic economists.

Domes of Trade... a Twilight Zone-inspired lesson plan on the benefits of trade and the problem of special interests.

Parallel Societies... in Poland before the fall of communism and in Peru, informal economies create wealth and fuel freedom.

Two views on judicial activism... review of debate among legal scholars on the proper role of judicial activism.

Why so many books?... key books have changed the world. Books alter our thinking in ways magazine and newspaper articles do not.

Protecting Privacy Through Advertising... some privacy advocates think only government can protect privacy, but...

Texasworld! ...imagine if space aliens forced everyone to move to Texas, could the free market supply enough cowboy boots and hats?