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Adventures in Economic Fairyland

Sometimes it’s easier to believe economic myths than realities

DECEMBER 01, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

Educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas.

Hayek’s Rules of Order

His ideas, like the phenomena they describe, are still emerging

NOVEMBER 04, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

Forty years after Hayek won the Nobel Prize in economics, he is coming to be understood as much more than an economist. Who will stand on his shoulders next?

Change Is Coming to The Freeman

Our flagship publication has a renewed focus

OCTOBER 01, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

Freedom remains our prime value. And we still take our mission seriously after all these years.

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.

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.

Tax Flight

JULY 01, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

When America's entrepreneurs flee, they shouldn't be demonized or hunted down. They're preserving the capital needed to keep making the world a better place.

The All-Seeing Eye

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?

Today’s Totalitarianism

APRIL 01, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

Around the world, people are struggling to throw off authoritarianism, with deeply mixed results. From Egypt to Venezuela, determined people build networks to overthrow their regimes, but as yet we have not learned to live without Leviathan.

Abundance Down There, and Back Up

DECEMBER 06, 2013 by THE FREEMAN

While a number of thinkers and economists have been lamenting The Great Stagnation, a quiet revolution is developing. And much of it is happening "down there"--in areas invisible to the naked eye.

Healthcare Whodunit

DECEMBER 02, 2013 by THE FREEMAN

Obamacare hasn't gotten off to a good start. At least it's not the only story in reforming American healthcare.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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