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Defining Democracy Through Thick and Thin

MARCH 26, 2013 by BRAD TAYLOR

In order to tell if a transition to democracy is a good option for any country, we first have to have an unbiased understanding of democracy that takes note of its possible failures.

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Seasteading: Striking at the Root of Bad Government

FEBRUARY 24, 2011 by PATRI FRIEDMAN, BRAD TAYLOR

So far, most libertarians have been hacking at branches, while a few come tantalizingly close to striking at the root. We're going to try to convince you that the root at which we should be striking is a tangled mess of barriers to entry and costs of switching in the governance market. The ax we should be using is the technology to settle the ocean.

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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 out 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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