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Overkill: Militarizing America

Why are police arming for war in a time of relative safety?

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 by DANIEL J. BIER

The facts about officer safety do not justify the unprecedented force and weaponry that cops are displaying today. It's time to demilitarize the police.

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Clichés of Progressivism

#22 – "Voluntary, Market-Based Arrangements ‘Use’ People”

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 by GARY M. GALLES

Progressives claim that the free market treats people like commodities. In reality, it is the only economic arrangement that protects the individual.

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The Difference Praxis Makes

An alternative to college is poised to disrupt traditional higher ed

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

What do you get when you combine training in entrepreneurship, professional mentorship, work experience, and college-level coursework? A model that could disrupt higher education.

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Ends, Means, and Leonard Read

An old dictum has done a lot of damage throughout history

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 by GARY M. GALLES

Leonard Read reminded us that we are ends in ourselves, not to be used by reformers for political gain or utopian projects.

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Piketty's Blind Spot

The famous French economist should ask where wealth comes from

Progressives believe Piketty's Capital is the ultimate justification for their political program. But among the flaws in data and methodology is a big blind spot.

Introduction to Proprietary Cities

Proprietary cities give decision-makers a monetary incentive to think long-term. They deserve more attention and research.

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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 shift has benefited out 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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