Lee Doren is an American attorney and online political activist who promotes a libertarian-leaning conservative ideology. He was known as the director of Bureaucrash (a project by the Competitive Enterprise Institute) until 2011, and posts videos on the YouTube channel HowTheWorldWorks.
 Political activism
Doren's online activity began on the free market blog Copious Dissent, where he posted as "Devil's Advocate." There he wrote about a wide range of topics, including the free market, politicians, environmentalism, and evolution.
Eventually Doren decided to expand his blog into YouTube and he created the account Advocate1234.
HowTheWorldWorks eventually branched off as a distinct channel with the same basic goals as Copious Dissent. The channel has steadily gained prominence, and as a result HowTheWorldWorks has often been attacked by environmentalists and socialists. The channel bears the tagline "Hear the News and learn what the experts are not telling you."
In a recent video, Lee explained that he used to be a liberal member of an environmental lobbying organisation, though his views became more conservative as he got older.
 In the media
 Political views
Doren is a hardcore free market capitalist. Favorite targets of his include leftists (in general), environmental regulation, global warming, socialism, liberal bias in the media, and big government. Doren appears to be neutral on abortion and pro gay marriage, and is known to support the death penalty (in contrast to many libertarians).
While Doren accepts that evolution is fact, he claims he is not particularly worried about creationism being imposed in classrooms, and believes that creationist politicians often do less harm than liberal politicians.
 YouTube drama
Lee has been known to block YouTube users who present evidence that oppose his video statements. Doren had a spat with Thunderf00t, an atheist who posts videos on YouTube. The conflict originated when Thunderf00t featured a video by another user which accused Doren of using sockpuppet accounts to boost his subscriber count. In the video, a user discovered close to 500 accounts had subscribed to HTWW (and a few other channels) but had no other activity. (The accusation that Doren created socks is shaky, as at the time Doren had close to 11,000 subscribers, so it seems unlikely that he would feel the need to boost his count with socks). In response, Doren posted a video denying the sockpuppet allegations and demanding the removal of Thunderf00t's featured video, citing that he would take "further action" if Thunderf00t didn't comply. Thunderf00t (of course) essentially told Doren to "go fuck himself".
As of June 14, 2011, Doren has also turned to ebegging, placing a paypal link in every video description. He claims the donations support his channel's costs, despite being a youtube partner, a lawyer and having a job at the free market think tank, The Competitive Enterprise Institute. 
 Story of Stuff
Doren's critique of the factually challenged short film "The Story of Stuff" by environmental activist Annie Leonard landed him an interview with Glenn Beck, despite the video being a small, caricatural introduction to the big-ass book of "The Story of Stuff". However, there have been other critiques that don't engage in copious amounts of Red baiting.
 Please Enroll Responsibly: Avoiding Indoctrination at College
In this book, Lee says "Marx Seriously is a course taught at Amherst College. In this Marxist course, students learn that Karl Marx was really a great guy whose ideas were misunderstood. Too bad 100 million people were killed trying to implement his ideas. I guess it was a slight mishap?" Aside from the fact that the death of 100 million people is irrelevant to Marxist modes of analysis, the claim that this is taught at Amherst College is just an outright lie. In fact, the only courses in which Marx are a central theme is Black Marxism, which merely traces in historical perspective the relationship between Black radicalism and Marxist thought,  and one from 2009 called Taking Marx Seriously, which discusses whether Marx needs talking about any more.
 See also
- Personal website
- HowTheWorldWorks on YouTube
- Copious Dissent, Doren's blog, featuring the tagline "Your Daily Dose of Liberty"
- Bureaucrash, youth outreach effort of the Competitive Enterprise Institute
- Debunking HowTheWorldWorks on DDT
- ↑ Lee Doren bio, CEI
- ↑ My New Job at Craft, Lee Doren
- ↑ In other words, he knows what millions of others are covering up all around the world (This is never a good signn..)
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80KI7BcHQTo
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEkpVXv0SYs&feature=related
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DBbvA5va7g
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR5b9DZitNA
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOsadYoB6HE
- ↑ https://www.amherst.edu/course_scheduler
- ↑ [https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/courses/0910F/POSC/POSC-81-0910F