Freeman

Liberal International

Sending Money Home: Technology or Bureaucracy?

Remittances are helping poor people globally, but regulators loom

AUGUST 26, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY

People in poor countries rely on money their relatives send from abroad; regulators are threatening new ways to make these transfers "safer" and "cheaper."

A Petition from the Booksellers

JULY 29, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY

France's parliament must honor its history and ban Amazon for insisting on selling consumers what they want at prices they like.

Breathtaking Lawlessness

The Supreme Court has restrained the executive branch—for now

JULY 09, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY

The Supreme Court just barely held back executive-branch overreach. But the instinct to acquire more power isn't going anywhere.

Finance for the People

Peer-to-peer finance is democratizing access to capital

JUNE 18, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY

Technology is helping startups overcome financial barriers that would have scuttled new businesses just a few years back. Now it's the regulators who are in the way.

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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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