B.K. Marcus

bkmarcus@fee.org

B.K. Marcus is managing editor of The Freeman.

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Why Libertarians Wanted Scotland to Secede

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS

No matter what political ideology drives an independence movement, real independence for a small political territory requires smaller government to survive.

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Class War in the Time of Robin Hood

JUNE 16, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS

The Robin Hood legend originated as a story about political, not economic, oppression.

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Proud Little Englander

Words from Victorian England continue to haunt advocates of freedom and peace

APRIL 21, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS

In letting our opponents redefine the terms of the debate, we have allowed ourselves to descend to the position where we constantly have to explain what we don't mean.

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Check Your History

MARCH 11, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS

Those who use the word "privilege" as a bludgeon don't understand the word's history any better than they do the complexity of power dynamics.

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Black Death and Taxes

They had more to do with each other than you might think

NOVEMBER 25, 2013 by B.K. MARCUS

The plague and the Little Ice Age didn't do Europe any favors. But the excesses of the State amplified the damage.

CURRENT ISSUE

September 2014

For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited our social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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