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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The New Frontier

Peer technologies are enabling self-government in the cloud

NOVEMBER 12, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

"Going west" is no longer an option. Is the new frontier in the cloud?

Blog

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CURRENT ISSUE

November 2014

It's been 40 years since F. A. Hayek received his Nobel Prize. His insights, particularly on the distribution of knowledge and the impossibility of economic planning, remain hugely important today. In this issue, we look back on the influence of his work. Max Borders and Craig Biddle debate whether liberty must be defended from one absolute foundation, further reflections on Scottish secession, and how technology is already changing our world for the better--including how robots, despite the unease they cause, will only accelerate this process.
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