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.

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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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