Freeman

Perspective

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.

Tax Flight

JULY 01, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

When America's entrepreneurs flee, they shouldn't be demonized or hunted down. They're preserving the capital needed to keep making the world a better place.

The All-Seeing Eye

JUNE 02, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

The surveillance State is far more powerful than its creators could have dreamed. More and more individuals are out-innovating it. But will they reach critical mass?

Today’s Totalitarianism

APRIL 01, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

Around the world, people are struggling to throw off authoritarianism, with deeply mixed results. From Egypt to Venezuela, determined people build networks to overthrow their regimes, but as yet we have not learned to live without Leviathan.

Abundance Down There, and Back Up

DECEMBER 06, 2013 by THE FREEMAN

While a number of thinkers and economists have been lamenting The Great Stagnation, a quiet revolution is developing. And much of it is happening "down there"--in areas invisible to the naked eye.

Healthcare Whodunit

DECEMBER 02, 2013 by THE FREEMAN

Obamacare hasn't gotten off to a good start. At least it's not the only story in reforming American healthcare.

On Being a Catalyst

NOVEMBER 01, 2013 by MAX BORDERS

Working for liberty sometimes means inspiring, pushing, and encouraging others to think about the world in new ways. It means catalyzing the process of innovation by channeling your enthusiasm and recombining ideas you know in your gut to be right.

Take This Job

Work is the engine of the economy and the path to fulfillment

OCTOBER 01, 2013 by THE FREEMAN

Work isn't always pleasant, but it's the true engine of the economy, and it's gotten less dangerous and back-breaking even as it's become better paid. Free from the interference of the sanctimonious political types, it can be a path to fulfillment, whether on the job site or during increasing off hours, when we can, yes, work on what we truly love.

Hacking Leviathan

SEPTEMBER 03, 2013 by THE FREEMAN

The same system that saddled us with Leviathan is unlikely to liberate us from it any time soon. We have to come up with workarounds on our own. Hacking Leviathan--that is, coming up with clever, peaceful, voluntary ways around the State's roadblocks--constricts the State's predations in actual fact while the Beltway types bloviate and cut back-room deals.

The Great Power Auction

JULY 03, 2013 by THE FREEMAN

It's time for State power to be broken up and decentralized. It's going to take a lot of innovation to do it.

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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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