Mike Reid

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Culture in a Cage

MARCH 12, 2013 by MIKE REID

Cultures evolve in a process of entrepreneurial discovery. State interference often has tragic results.

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Sustainability vs. Local Knowledge

DECEMBER 19, 2012 by MIKE REID

Before heading overseas to teach people in poor countries how to farm, rich-world people infatuated with sustainability should take a moment to consider who is more likely to know best how to provide for their own needs and wants.

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A Natural Birth

DECEMBER 05, 2012 by MIKE REID

Eschewing some of the trappings of modern technology during childbirth is every woman's right, but it's by no means more "natural." Nothing, in fact, is more natural than human beings altering their world to make it easier--and more pleasant--to survive in.

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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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