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.
Related Freeman Articles
Contra the structure of social change
NOVEMBER 19, 2013 by MAX BORDERS
Hayek is pretty close to libertarian orthodoxy. So is his structure of production. So it would seem that the application of Hayek's heuristic to the world of ideas would be a good one.
30 common fallacies used against libertarians
NOVEMBER 13, 2013 by MAX BORDERS
If you've ever gotten into a "discussion," especially on social media, you've probably encountered more than your share of questionable debate tactics. We list a few you can expect if you start in. Add your own in the comments section.
Mariana Mazzucato is woefully wrong-headed on State tech investment
NOVEMBER 05, 2013 by MAX BORDERS
Many argue that without government, certain wonderful things like the Web would not have come about. Yes, there was involvement by public-sector employees, but was said involvement necessary for the Web's development?
NOVEMBER 01, 2013 by MAX BORDERS
Working for liberty sometimes means inspiring, pushing, and encouraging others to think about the world in new ways. It means catalyzing the process of innovation by channeling your enthusiasm and recombining ideas you know in your gut to be right.
OCTOBER 28, 2013 by MAX BORDERS
Regulators are much like Ptolemaic astronomers--only they meddle directly in the economy to try to get it to fit their models.
Answers from a "Free-Market Moralist"
OCTOBER 22, 2013 by MAX BORDERS
Amia Srinivasan, an Oxford fellow in philosophy, has made it all the way to The New York Times Opinionator blog, where she not only erects a voodoo-doll version of philosopher Robert Nozick, but she fails to apply the logic of Rawls to what she considers impersonal "free markets." Srinivasan then offers Nozickians (read: libertarians) four questions she thinks are gotcha questions. I decided to take up her four-question challenge.
OCTOBER 02, 2013 by MAX BORDERS, JEFFREY A. TUCKER
State management doesn't work. Fortunately, innovation does. Here are just 50 ways that people are figuring out how to work around government obstacles, hastening the State's obsolescence.
Can impoverished areas be rezoned for prosperity?
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 by MAX BORDERS
In this talk, we learn that impoverished places can be rezoned for prosperity. From Dubai to Hong Kong to (just maybe) Honduras, startup cities represent a reboot of social operating systems (laws) in places that have been overwhelmed by corruption and whose development has been arrested due to bad institutions.
A challenge to partisans: What if you really could have your chosen system?
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 by MAX BORDERS
Would you support a system that allowed everyone to live under the system they prefer? Or is making everyone live under your favorite system what really matters?