Donald Smith

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1991 was a wonderful year for liberty. Donald Smith's cause for celebration--that there are people willing to die to be free--remains true today. It's a cause for celebration, the usual nonsense of our rulers notwithstanding.

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Electability

There is no market for simple, unadorned competence in public life.

OCTOBER 01, 1992 by DONALD SMITH

There is no market for simple, unadorned competence in public life.

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An item or service is worth only what another person is willing to pay.

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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 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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