Max Borders

Max Borders is editor of The Freeman magazine and director of content for The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). He is also author of Superwealth: Why we should stop worrying about the gap between rich and poor. A writer and innovator with a decade of experience in the non-profit world, Max works daily towards a condition of peace, freedom and abundance for all people.

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Anything Peaceful

Panarchy Redux

A reader offers an interesting and challenging question

OCTOBER 17, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

Is "panarchy" just a form of market anarchy? A sharp Freeman reader wants to know.

Clichés of Progressivism

#26 - “Without Government Schools, Most People Wouldn't Get an Education"

OCTOBER 10, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

A one-size-fits-all approach to education is the last thing needed when what you're attempting to educate are millions of unique individuals.

Anything Peaceful

Anything Peaceful

What is libertarianism all about?

OCTOBER 08, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

There may be no better way to sum up a worldview than Leonard Read did with the title of his 1964 book. The idea is simple: "Let anyone do anything he pleases," Read said, "so long as it is peaceful."

Perspective

The End of Politics—Part Two

As humanity decentralizes, our moral norms will change, too

SEPTEMBER 03, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

If politics is on the verge of becoming obsolete, humanity may soon adopt a new set of moral and cultural norms.

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.

Anything Peaceful

The Paladins of Police Abuse and Militarization

3 quick thoughts on the MSM, Libertarians, and Ferguson

AUGUST 15, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

The mainstream media are woefully behind on police militarization and police abuse. And yet they're attempting to gallop to the front of an army of libertarians and citizen activists who have been working this beat for years.

Rules Over Rulers

Smart Growth?: U Cities vs. Galaxy Cities

Progressive urban policies hurt the poor, pamper the rich, and drive off the middle class

AUGUST 13, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

The middle class hasn't disappeared; it's just been squeezed out of city after city by policies that please the aesthetic sensibilities of the wealthy.

Anything Peaceful

Cheating Commies and Guardian Syndrome

Why were the East Germans more likely to cheat?

JULY 24, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

A recent study concludes that former East German communists are more likely to cheat in simulation games. Why? Jane Jacobs's work may offer some clues.

Clichés of Progressivism

#14 - Healthcare Is a Right

JULY 18, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

Healthcare is important, but we cannot pretend that it is a right.

Rules Over Rulers

Dear Ultra-Rich Man

An ultra-middle-class man’s letter to Nick Hanauer

JULY 09, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

A rich guy writes an open letter to other rich guys about inequality, pitchforks, and a $15 minimum wage. It goes viral. Finally, a middle-class guy responds.

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CURRENT ISSUE

October 2014

Heavily-armed police and their supporters will tell you they need all those armored trucks and heavy guns. It's a dangerous job, not least because Americans have so many guns. But the numbers just don't support these claims: Policing is safer than ever--and it's safer than a lot of common jobs by comparison. Daniel Bier has the analysis. Plus, Iain Murray and Wendy McElroy look at how the Feds are recruiting more and more Americans to do their policework for them.
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