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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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Earth Day: 22 Ways to Think about the Climate-Change Debate

Reasoned agnosticism is a welcome antidote to hysteria
APRIL 22, 2015

Those with a reasoned agnosticism about climate change will find themselves in debate with the Climate Orthodoxy. No one should sally forth into this hostile territory without reason and reflection.

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What Does Peter Thiel Think About Startup Cities?

He offers an tantalizing hint for the right investment proposal
APRIL 22, 2015

'If we could reopen the frontier in geopolitical terms, this would be terrific. But...'

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10 Questions about Conscious Machines

How will we handle the rights of AI?
APRIL 16, 2015

What happens to our institutions when the machines wake up?

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Max Borders's Last Word on Stossel

Further thoughts on disruptive technology and permissionless innovation
APRIL 07, 2015

Creative disruption lets millions of people compete to make things better, faster, and cheaper for all of us.

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Max Borders's Last Word on Stossel

Further thoughts on disruptive technology and permissionless innovation
APRIL 07, 2015

Creative disruption lets millions of people compete to make things better, faster, and cheaper for all of us.

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Welcome to the Arena in the Clouds

Will she join the Minarchists or the Anarchists?
APRIL 06, 2015

Night-watchman state -- or no state at all? Who is right? And does it matter?

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Do You Have the Civil Disobedience App?

You might be downloading tomorrow’s law
MARCH 03, 2015

As we engage in peer-to-peer civil disobedience, we are making choices that are leading to the emergence of new law, however slowly and clumsily it follows on.

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The Climate Complex Strikes Back

Was the New York Times piece against Willie Soon a hit job?
FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Climate-change skeptic Willie Soon may be an unethical, corporate-bought climate-change denier or the latest casualty of the Climate-Industrial Complex's immune response.

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#40 — “The Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor Are Getting Poorer”

JANUARY 16, 2015

Progressives should admit that, though the rich have gotten richer, the poor have gotten richer, too.

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The Parable of the Ginis

The trouble with taxation and redistribution
DECEMBER 29, 2014

Our progressive income tax system is arbitrary and immoral.

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10 Charts to Brighten Your Century

Sometimes the hysteria just isn’t backed by the data
DECEMBER 16, 2014

Here are 10 examples of popular, explosive narratives that, when considered through a more dispassionate lens, get defused.

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Fifty More Ways to Leave Leviathan

Innovation and entrepreneurship can make you freer
DECEMBER 09, 2014

This "50 ways" phenomenon is the mechanism by which humanity evolves away from power and toward peaceful and voluntary cooperation.

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The New Frontier

Peer technologies are enabling self-government in the cloud
NOVEMBER 12, 2014

"Going west" is no longer an option. Is the new frontier in the cloud?

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Panarchy Redux

A reader offers an interesting and challenging question
OCTOBER 17, 2014

Is "panarchy" just a form of market anarchy? A sharp Freeman reader wants to know.

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#26 - “Without Government Schools, Most People Wouldn't Get an Education"

OCTOBER 10, 2014

A one-size-fits-all approach to education is the last thing needed when what you're attempting to educate are millions of unique individuals.

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What is libertarianism all about?
OCTOBER 08, 2014

There may be no better way to sum up a worldview than Leonard Read did with the title of his 1964 book. The idea is simple: "Let anyone do anything he pleases," Read said, "so long as it is peaceful."

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The End of Politics—Part Two

As humanity decentralizes, our moral norms will change, too
SEPTEMBER 03, 2014

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

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The End of Politics—Part One

Our current social operating system might soon be obsolete
SEPTEMBER 02, 2014

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.

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The Paladins of Police Abuse and Militarization

3 quick thoughts on the MSM, Libertarians, and Ferguson
AUGUST 15, 2014

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.

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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

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.

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