Brandon Christensen

Brandon Christensen graduated from UCLA in 2013 with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology. He has spent time living in small segments of Mediterranean Europe as well an Ashanti village in central Ghana. Brandon is interested in pre-colonial polities, property rights and international trade, and he is an alumni of two FEE summer seminars in 2009. Brandon is the first winner of the Thorpe-Freeman blog contest.


July/August 2014

The United States' corporate tax burden is the highest in the world, but innovators will always find a way to duck away from Uncle Sam's reach. Doug Bandow explains how those with the means are renouncing their citizenship in increasing numbers, while J. Dayne Girard describes the innovative use of freeports to shield wealth from the myriad taxes and duties imposed on it as it moves around the world. Of course the politicians brand all of these people unpatriotic, hoping you won't think too hard about the difference between the usual crony-capitalist suspects and the global creative elite that have done so much to improve our lives. In a special tech section, Joseph Diedrich, Thomas Bogle, and Matthew McCaffrey look at various ways these innovators add value to our lives--even in ways they probably never expected.
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