Mike Reid

mikereid@invisibleorder.com

Mike Reid is a publishing consultant at InvisibleOrder.com and the publications impresario at Liberty.me. He also teaches anthropology at the University of Winnipeg. Mike lives in Manitoba with his wife and two children.

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We Can't Bomb Our Way to Sanity

Canada’s recent terrorists were mentally ill

OCTOBER 28, 2014 by MIKE REID

Martin Couture-Rouleau and Michael Zehaf-Bibeau were not good Muslims on the accepted path of proper conduct in their faith communities. They were unstable men living with intense mental and emotional turmoil.

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Culture in a Cage

MARCH 12, 2013 by MIKE REID

Cultures evolve in a process of entrepreneurial discovery. State interference often has tragic results.

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Sustainability vs. Local Knowledge

DECEMBER 19, 2012 by MIKE REID

Before heading overseas to teach people in poor countries how to farm, rich-world people infatuated with sustainability should take a moment to consider who is more likely to know best how to provide for their own needs and wants.

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A Natural Birth

DECEMBER 05, 2012 by MIKE REID

Eschewing some of the trappings of modern technology during childbirth is every woman's right, but it's by no means more "natural." Nothing, in fact, is more natural than human beings altering their world to make it easier--and more pleasant--to survive in.

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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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