Carl Oberg


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The Great Inversion

Technology like bitcoin flips the logic of collective action

MAY 19, 2014 by CARL OBERG

The State puts itself at a disadvantage when it attacks bitcoin, the Internet, and other distributed networks: It suddenly bears all the costs of fighting widely distributed benefits.

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When Character Is Lost

JULY 29, 2013 by CARL OBERG

A recent New York Times piece shows what happens when socialism and a lack of personal responsibility combine. The results aren't pretty.

Anything Peaceful

Economics for Boys and Girls

JULY 08, 2013 by CARL OBERG

Make no mistake: FEE's mission and methodology have changed, even as our principles and our ultimate goal have not.

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Blinking Lights and the Western Conservative Summit

JUNE 07, 2013 by CARL OBERG

Our friends at Colorado Christian University have invited FEE to the Western Conservative Summit, July 26–28, 2013, to showcase FEE's unique focus on liberty, free-market economics, and the importance of character in creating and sustaining a free society.

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Why Some Countries Are Rich

MAY 06, 2013 by CARL OBERG

The wonders and technological magic we see around us every day--which most of us take for granted--are the result of entrepreneurial innovation and markets. These emergent orders flow from people's drive to create something better for others--and to improve their lives in the process.

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From Abba to Zeppelin

FEBRUARY 15, 2013 by CARL OBERG

A great place to find ideas for teaching economics through rock and roll is the weblog From ABBA to Zeppelin, Led.

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FEE is Educational Choice

JANUARY 01, 2013 by CARL OBERG

FEE is joining in the celebration of National School Choice Week. Whether you are an advocate of tax vouchers, charter schools, or just plain old elimination of the state from education, the folks at NSCW are doing a stellar job of getting the word out and rallying the coalitions necessary to make educational choice a reality.

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July/August 2014

The United States' corporate tax burden is the highest in the world, but innovators will always find a way to duck away from Uncle Sam's reach. Doug Bandow explains how those with the means are renouncing their citizenship in increasing numbers, while J. Dayne Girard describes the innovative use of freeports to shield wealth from the myriad taxes and duties imposed on it as it moves around the world. Of course the politicians brand all of these people unpatriotic, hoping you won't think too hard about the difference between the usual crony-capitalist suspects and the global creative elite that have done so much to improve our lives. In a special tech section, Joseph Diedrich, Thomas Bogle, and Matthew McCaffrey look at various ways these innovators add value to our lives--even in ways they probably never expected.
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