June 2014Volume 64, 2014
America's surveillance State has grown far beyond what any of its creators' imagined. In this issue, Wendy McElroy explains that the surveillance State was always more about suppressing dissent than buttressing security. Carl Oberg points out that innumerable nimble innovators have turned the table on the State, while Max Borders wonders if there are enough of them yet to stem the tide. Plus Dan D'Amico discusses the origins and effects of America's mass incarceration, Sandy Ikeda explains why cities can't be designed like art, and much, much more.
JUNE 02, 2014 by The Freeman
The surveillance State is far more powerful than its creators could have dreamed. More and more individuals are out-innovating it. But will they reach critical mass?
How superstores create unsung benefits for Main Street
MAY 14, 2014 by Max Borders
Opposition to big-box stores discounts their benefits to consumers--and to the very mom and pop stores they supposedly destroy.
Urban planning always risks draining the life out of what it tries to control
APRIL 17, 2014 by Sandy Ikeda
The unpredictable and spontaneous relationships that build up cities can't be recreated by planning, even in a single neighborhood.