September 2013Volume 63, 2013
Taking on the State directly isn’t a very promising strategy—but hacking it might be. In essence, “hacking” refers to finding better ways to do things, especially through workarounds that allow us to go over or around the obstacles of the State, which quickly become encrusted with entrenched interests. In this issue, John Robb discusses how this might work; Tom Bell says we might start finding out sooner rather than later, thanks to some determined entrepreneurs in Honduras. Zachary Caceres explains how governance is a form of technology and how it might be improved, while Tomasz Kaye takes a look at three new technologies for connecting people directly to each other. And much, much more.
SEPTEMBER 03, 2013 by The Freeman
The same system that saddled us with Leviathan is unlikely to liberate us from it any time soon. We have to come up with workarounds on our own. Hacking Leviathan--that is, coming up with clever, peaceful, voluntary ways around the State's roadblocks--constricts the State's predations in actual fact while the Beltway types bloviate and cut back-room deals.
Honduras: from RED to ZEDE to … Freedom?
JUNE 27, 2013 by Tom W. Bell
Despite the Honduran Supreme Court's rejection of RED startup cities, the reformers are back. Honduras may have just created the world's freest municipalities.
JUNE 11, 2013 by Jeffrey A. Tucker
Edward Snowden heroically gave up a comfortable life to expose the machinery of oppression under which we all live.
JUNE 07, 2013 by Sandy Ikeda
The non-aggression principle relies on a common understanding of the relevant property-rights regime; otherwise, it cannot address complex and subtle rights disputes.
Time for Washington to Create a Policy Support Program
JULY 11, 2013 by Doug Bandow
Washington is awash in bad policy, but only Washington can institute the kind of licensing-and-subsidy regime that could solve the problem for good.