January/FebruaryVolume 64, 2014
Phil Bowermaster walks us through the vision of nanotech's founder, his disillusionment with the hype surrounding nanotech—and sketches in the myriad innovations that, hype aside, have brought us to the cusp of a revolution as far-reaching as the agricultural, industrial, and informational revolutions combined. Speaking of revolutions, Jeffrey Tucker reports back from the thriving, vital front lines of culture—taking place, surprisingly, in century-old orchestra halls. Michael C. Munger offers libertarians a positive vision for society to replace the (perceived, at least) contrarianism some libertarians take as the end-all, be-all of the L-word. Everyone knows that the plague was brought to Europe by rats and spread because of changes in the climate; what they don't know, B.K. Marcus says, is the crucial role of power-hungry and tax-crazed rulers in making Europe's societies all the more vulnerable to collapse. L. J. Lane is back with another installment of his Of Mice and Mud comic, and much, much more.
30 common fallacies used against libertarians
NOVEMBER 13, 2013 by Max Borders
If you've ever gotten into a "discussion," especially on social media, you've probably encountered more than your share of questionable debate tactics. We list a few you can expect if you start in. Add your own in the comments section.
Free-market economists against “perfect competition”
NOVEMBER 21, 2013 by Sandy Ikeda
Markets don't function with perfect efficiency, because they're made up of human beings. Conflating perfect competition with free-market economics fuels the general backlash against free markets.