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BENJAMIN POWELL

Benjamin Powell is the Director of the Free Market Institute and teaches at Rawls College of Business. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Independent Institute and the North American Editor of the Review of Austrian Economics. He earned his Ph.D. from George Mason University where he studied Austrian Economics and Public Choise Theory. This summer he will be giving a lecture for FEE, Who Will Build the Roads? And Other Questions About Free Societies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universtiy in Prescott, AZ.

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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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