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Defining Democracy Through Thick and Thin

MARCH 26, 2013 by BRAD TAYLOR

In order to tell if a transition to democracy is a good option for any country, we first have to have an unbiased understanding of democracy that takes note of its possible failures.

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Seasteading: Striking at the Root of Bad Government

FEBRUARY 24, 2011 by PATRI FRIEDMAN, BRAD TAYLOR

So far, most libertarians have been hacking at branches, while a few come tantalizingly close to striking at the root. We're going to try to convince you that the root at which we should be striking is a tangled mess of barriers to entry and costs of switching in the governance market. The ax we should be using is the technology to settle the ocean.

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Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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