Pierre Lemieux

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The Paradox of Voting

“We as a society” does not exist

DECEMBER 03, 2013 by PIERRE LEMIEUX

Politicians like to claim the backing of "we as a society" for their favored policies. When they use the phrase, it means (if it means anything) that they want to impose the current whims of one group of society on everyone else.

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Sovereign Traders

Consumers Are the Greatest Beneficiaries of Free Trade

SEPTEMBER 01, 2001 by PIERRE LEMIEUX

Book Review

Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism by George Soros

Soros Doesn't Understand the First Thing about Economic Systems

SEPTEMBER 01, 2001 by PIERRE LEMIEUX

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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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