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The End of Politics—Part One

Our current social operating system might soon be obsolete

SEPTEMBER 02, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

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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Happy Capital Day?

Why not?

SEPTEMBER 01, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED

This year on Labor Day weekend, I'll also be thinking about the remarkable achievements of inventors of labor-saving devices, the risk-taking venture capitalists who put their own money (not your tax money) on the line.

Book Value

All My Plans Are Ideal

The Princess Bride reminds us that human action is unpredictable

AUGUST 28, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE

The man of system always runs into the inconceivable. That's because he can't conceive of other people who also make plans.

THE ARENA

Spooner v. Bentham on Natural Rights

Which way do you lean on natural rights? Who do you find yourself agreeing with most often, Spooner or Bentham?

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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 has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it's 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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