Max Borders

Max Borders is editor of The Freeman magazine and director of content for The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). He is also author of Superwealth: Why we should stop worrying about the gap between rich and poor. A writer and innovator with a decade of experience in the non-profit world, Max works daily towards a condition of peace, freedom and abundance for all people.

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Anything Peaceful

The Paladins of Police Abuse and Militarization

3 quick thoughts on the MSM, Libertarians, and Ferguson

AUGUST 15, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

The mainstream media are woefully behind on police militarization and police abuse. And yet they're attempting to gallop to the front of an army of libertarians and citizen activists who have been working this beat for years.

Rules Over Rulers

Smart Growth?: U Cities vs. Galaxy Cities

Progressive urban policies hurt the poor, pamper the rich, and drive off the middle class

AUGUST 13, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

The middle class hasn't disappeared; it's just been squeezed out of city after city by policies that please the aesthetic sensibilities of the wealthy.

Anything Peaceful

Cheating Commies and Guardian Syndrome

Why were the East Germans more likely to cheat?

JULY 24, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

A recent study concludes that former East German communists are more likely to cheat in simulation games. Why? Jane Jacobs's work may offer some clues.

Cliches of Progressivism

#14 - Healthcare Is a Right

JULY 18, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

Healthcare is important, but we cannot pretend that it is a right.

Rules Over Rulers

Dear Ultra-Rich Man

An ultra-middle-class man’s letter to Nick Hanauer

JULY 09, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

A rich guy writes an open letter to other rich guys about inequality, pitchforks, and a $15 minimum wage. It goes viral. Finally, a middle-class guy responds.

Rules Over Rulers

The Big-Box Effect

How superstores create unsung benefits for Main Street

MAY 14, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

Opposition to big-box stores discounts their benefits to consumers--and to the very mom and pop stores they supposedly destroy.

Cliches of Progressivism

#2 -- Because We’re Running Out of Resources, Government Must Manage Them

APRIL 22, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

It is simplistic to assume that people will blindly use up what sustains them. When people have incentives to conserve, they do.

Cliches of Progressivism

#1 -- Income Inequality Arises From Market Forces and Requires Government Intervention

APRIL 15, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

When economic inequality arises naturally in the marketplace, it largely reflects the ability of individuals to serve others; when it arises from political connections, it's unfair and corrupt.

Rules Over Rulers

Libertarian Holism

MARCH 26, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

We are only effective to the degree that we can grow our ranks, lock our arms, and build our free world in parallel with the crumbling power hierarchies of the twentieth century.

Anything Peaceful

Rise of the Libertarians

10 reasons why Slate, Salon and the progressive media are afraid

FEBRUARY 07, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

Progressive media outlets are lashing out against libertarians. Here are ten good reasons why.

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CURRENT ISSUE

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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