Ross Benes

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Ross Benes works at Esquire and is writing a book about how sex affects economics, politics, and religion.

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Reform School or School Reform?

Learning about life from Victor Frankl, earned privileges, and living off the land

JANUARY 27, 2014 by ROSS BENES

Freedom Mountain Academy is an example of how independent philosophies can be more effective in helping troubled young people than any uniform system or standardized regime.

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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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