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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Perspective

The End of Politics—Part Two

As humanity decentralizes, our moral norms will change, too

SEPTEMBER 03, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

If politics is on the verge of becoming obsolete, humanity may soon adopt a new set of moral and cultural norms.

Perspective

The End of Politics—Part One

Our current social operating system might soon be obsolete

SEPTEMBER 02, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

If complexity theory is right, humanity might be on the cusp of a massive shift--one that doesn't include politics as we know it.

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.

Clichés 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.

Clichés 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.

Clichés 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.

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CURRENT ISSUE

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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