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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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.

Rules Over Rulers

All You Need Is Toleration

The victimhood-industrial complex is confusing some libertarians

JANUARY 28, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

Some libertarians are getting caught up in the victimhood industrial complex. But our tradition already offers us a virtue we can embrace without collectivist identity politics.

Anything Peaceful

Holiday Consumption... Who "Say's"?

DECEMBER 25, 2013 by MAX BORDERS

Those crazy Austro-libertarian filmmakers over at Econ Stories are back with a destined-to-be-classic holiday album: "Deck the Halls with Macro Follies."

Anything Peaceful

A Libertarian Heresy?

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.

Rules Over Rulers

Effectively Irrational

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.

Anything Peaceful

The Government R&D Canard

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?

Perspective

On Being a Catalyst

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.

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April 2014

Around the world, people are struggling to throw off authoritarianism, with deeply mixed results. From Egypt to Venezuela, determined people build networks to overthrow their regimes, but as yet we have not learned to live without Leviathan. In this issue, Michael Malice and Gary Dudney discuss their glimpses inside totalitarian regimes, while Sarah Skwire and Michael Nolan look at how totalitarian regimes grind down the individual--and how individuals fight back. Plus, Jeffrey Tucker identifies a strain in libertarianism that, left unchecked, could reduce even our vibrant movement to something that is analogous to the grim aesthetic of architectural brutalism. The struggle for our lives and freedom is a struggle for beauty; it begins inside each of us.
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