Rick Becker’s Interview With President of Foundation for Economic Education

Rep. Rick Becker (R - District 7) prepares to respond to a question while being interviewed on "The Reed Hour". (Photo via screenshot on Facebook.)

Rep. Rick Becker (R – District 7) is has increasingly gained notoriety as the de facto leader of North Dakota’s limited government movement. Becker is a consistent voice for the principled ideas of reducing the role of the state in the lives of its people since his first Legislative Session in 2013. He is also considered the Father of the Bastiat Caucus— which was formed during his first year in the legislature as a means of providing “a forum to discuss the enduring principles of limited, constitutional government, especially as they relate to current legislation and budgets that are proposed within the North Dakota Legislature.”

Two examples of Rep. Becker’s principled moments from the most recent Legislative Session can be found in “The Floor Speech Every North Dakotan Should Hear” and his “Stellar Floor Speech at Conclusion of the 66th Legislative Session“. Earlier this year, Becker was key in bringing Lawrence W. “Larry” Reed to North Dakota to speak to legislators. Reed is President of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). This organization is:

“… a non-political, non-profit, tax-exempt educational foundation and has been trusted by parents and teachers since 1946 to captivate and inspire tomorrow’s leaders with sound economic principles and the entrepreneurial spirit with free online courses, top-rated in-person seminars, free books for classrooms, as well as relevant and worldly daily online content.”

Larry Reed is also a respected author. He’s written over 1,000 columns and magazine articles that have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Detroit Free Press, and a host of other publications. He has also authored eight books.

In addition to his role with FEE and his many writings, Reed also has his own radio program called “The Reed Hour” on the Loving Liberty Radio Network. Today, Rep. Becker was a guest on this program. You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here and starting at the 14:20 mark on the 5-21-2019 show. Enjoy!



  1. https://bastiatcaucus.org/#!/up
  2. https://theminutemanblog.com/2019/02/15/tax-spend-the-floor-speech-every-north-dakotan-should-hear/
  3. https://theminutemanblog.com/2019/05/01/rep-rick-beckers-stellar-floor-speech-at-conclusion-of-66th-legislative-session/
  4. https://fee.org/
  5. http://lovingliberty.net/
  6. https://anchor.fm/loving-liberty/episodes/5-21-2019-The-Reed-Hour-e43ok6/a-afqs6k
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