Smokers haven't had to roll their own cigarettes in nearly a century. If the State can reduce the market for one of the most-traded items on earth to this level, what can't it ruin?
Agorism’s Tech Triumvirate
New technologies are opening new routes around the State, helping connect both protesters in Turkey and anyone who isn't crazy about having the NSA reading over their shoulders.
The Eyes Watching You
We'd better hope we're living under a Kafkaesque regime rather than an Orwellian one. In the former, incompetence provides a little space for a life to be lived. In the latter, there is no private space, there are no innocents, and the surveillance State never makes mistakes.
Take Me Out to the Cleaners
Stadium funding deals amount to making some people's leisure-time preferences a matter of law, then forcing everyone to transfer money to the already wealthy.
The Character of Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden heroically gave up a comfortable life to expose the machinery of oppression under which we all live.
Lessons in Disaster Recovery
In the wake of natural disasters, people on the ground are the best situated to make sure the recovery moves fast enough to take hold. The State should mainly get out of the way and remove regulatory barriers it created before.
Quarterly Letter from the President—June 2013
Since the last update in March, the progress, improvements and new initiatives at FEE have been picking up steam.