Carl Oberg

coberg@fee.org

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The Great Inversion

Technology like bitcoin flips the logic of collective action

MAY 19, 2014 by CARL OBERG

The State puts itself at a disadvantage when it attacks bitcoin, the Internet, and other distributed networks: It suddenly bears all the costs of fighting widely distributed benefits.

Blog

When Character Is Lost

JULY 29, 2013 by CARL OBERG

A recent New York Times piece shows what happens when socialism and a lack of personal responsibility combine. The results aren't pretty.

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Economics for Boys and Girls

JULY 08, 2013 by CARL OBERG

Make no mistake: FEE's mission and methodology have changed, even as our principles and our ultimate goal have not.

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Blinking Lights and the Western Conservative Summit

JUNE 07, 2013 by CARL OBERG

Our friends at Colorado Christian University have invited FEE to the Western Conservative Summit, July 26–28, 2013, to showcase FEE's unique focus on liberty, free-market economics, and the importance of character in creating and sustaining a free society.

Blog

Why Some Countries Are Rich

MAY 06, 2013 by CARL OBERG

The wonders and technological magic we see around us every day--which most of us take for granted--are the result of entrepreneurial innovation and markets. These emergent orders flow from people's drive to create something better for others--and to improve their lives in the process.

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December 2014

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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