Michael Munger

mcmunger@gmail.com

Michael Munger is the director of the philosophy, politics, and economics program at Duke University. He is a past president of the Public Choice Society.

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The System Protects the System

The problem is not just benighted cops, but overcriminalization

DECEMBER 10, 2014 by MICHAEL MUNGER

Decriminalize normal, nonviolent activity, and the police will have fewer excuses to harass people they don't like -- people who often can't fight back.

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Unicorn Governance

Ever argued public policy with people whose State is in fantasyland?

AUGUST 11, 2014 by MICHAEL MUNGER

It's pointless to argue about the color of unicorns; the same goes for what most people think about when they think about the State.

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The Case for Voluntary Private Cooperation

We don't need nations, flags, and armies to make us prosperous

APRIL 16, 2014 by MICHAEL MUNGER

Forget the "markets vs. the State" debate. Systems of voluntary cooperation are what build societies and prosperity.

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What Are We For?

Libertarians can offer a positive, optimistic alternative vision of society

DECEMBER 04, 2013 by MICHAEL MUNGER

Libertarians don't have to be able to predict exactly how society would look if it were libertarian. But we do have to know what we're for, not just what we're against.

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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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