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The Silk Road Back to Leviathan?

Does Dread Pirate Roberts’s fate destroy the dream of justice without the state?

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In evaluating stateless experiments like Silk Road, we have to ask, "As compared with what?" Certainly not an ideal. Try comparing Ross Ulbricht with Richard Nixon in Indochina.

Wabi-Sabi

Trading with “The Other”

Can mutual benefit overcome racism?

MARCH 19, 2015 by SANDY IKEDA

Imagine our shock when we learned that the landlord didn't want to rent to us because of our race.

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#48 – “Resource-Poor Countries Need Strong Central Planning to Develop”

MARCH 13, 2015 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Hong Kong's success is an intellectual embarrassment to the progressive ideology.

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Are Markets Myopic?

The illusion of government looking out for the long term

MARCH 11, 2015 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

Markets contain sophisticated mechanisms for rewarding long-term stewardship; democratic political institutions encourage extremely short-term thinking.

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Decentralization: Why Dumb Networks Are Better

The smart choice is innovation at the edge

MARCH 04, 2015 by ANDREAS ANTONOPOULOS

"Dumb" networks are the smart choice for innovation and freedom.

Rules Over Rulers

Do You Have the Civil Disobedience App?

You might be downloading tomorrow’s law

MARCH 03, 2015 by MAX BORDERS

As we engage in peer-to-peer civil disobedience, we are making choices that are leading to the emergence of new law, however slowly and clumsily it follows on.

Book Value

The Garage That Couldn’t Be Boarded Up

Uber and the jitney … everything old is new again

FEBRUARY 26, 2015 by SARAH SKWIRE

Regulators ran jitney operators out of every town in America. But something important has changed the game in passengers' favor.

Feature

What a Principled Social Movement Looks Like

“Libertarian was their counter-culture; it contained multitudes”

FEBRUARY 24, 2015 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

The new libertarianism is neither left nor right but its own thing: a maturation of the classical-liberal conviction that society can be built without dependency on the state.

Clichés of Progressivism

#45 – “Robots and Computerization Cause Unemployment”

FEBRUARY 20, 2015 by WENDY MCELROY

Fear of robot labor is fear of the free market.

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Bitcoin Technology: A Festival of the Commons

Open-source currencies create new property paradigms

FEBRUARY 18, 2015 by ANDREAS ANTONOPOULOS

The sharing economy creates conditions where increased participation adds to the underlying good's value and benefits all participants.

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