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Max Borders

Max Borders
Max Borders Director of Content

Max Borders is Director of Idea Accounts and Creative Development for Emergent Order. He was the editor of the Freeman and director of content for FEE. He is also cofounder of the event experience Voice & Exit.

Max Borders's Articles and Posts

Beware Your Inner Authoritarian Anything Peaceful
Beware Your Inner Authoritarian

We shouldn't be surprised when a would-be strongman taps into the authoritarian instinct.

How Politics Brings Out the Worst in Us Anything Peaceful
How Politics Brings Out the Worst in Us

People are different, but in politics, we expect to be happy with one answer to every question.

The Chilling Progressive Response to Mark Zuckerberg’s Charity The Freeman
The Chilling Progressive Response to Mark Zuckerberg’s Charity

What legitimacy do the wealthy have to decide where massive sums of money will flow?

Editorial Bias Anything Peaceful
Editorial Bias

"It was my honor and my pleasure to carry the torch since October 2012. Now, as I pass it on, I can see only a brighter future for FEE."

On Privatizing Marriage The Freeman
On Privatizing Marriage

Marriage should confer neither special favors nor goodies from the state.

Why the $70k Minimum Salary Failed (And Why That's a Good Thing) Anything Peaceful
The Sad Fate of the $70k Minimum "Happiness" Salary

Though it might be tempting to hurl I-told-you-sos at Dan Price, he is to be commended for his attempt to criticize by creating — using his own resources.

The Gig Economy Makes Karl Marx’s Dreams Come True The Freeman
The Gig Economy Makes Karl Marx’s Dreams Come True

The use of technology to awaken sleeping private capital is allowing the capitalist system to evolve.

Is Politics Obsolete? The Freeman
Is Politics Obsolete?
Progress occurs despite politics and politicians, not because of them. 
Krugman Is Clueless about Bitcoin Anything Peaceful
Krugman Is Clueless about Bitcoin
Professor Krugman is living proof that self-confidence is no substitute for actually knowing what you're talking about.
Why I’m Going Flagless this Fourth of July Anything Peaceful
Why I’m Going Flagless this Fourth of July
Flags are just so much shorthand. People from the South have plenty of stories and symbols and helpings of their culture to share. There is no need to resort to using that stained old standard. War and human suffering are not the only ways to define history and cultural meaning.
The Libertarians Are Gaining Mindshare: Attack! Anything Peaceful
The Libertarians Are Gaining Mindshare: Attack!
Young libertarians are weaving the latticework of human interaction for the next generation. 
Neoliberalism: Making a Boogeyman Out of a Buzzword Anything Peaceful
Neoliberalism: Making a Boogeyman Out of a Buzzword
Progressives are trying to pin corporatism on free-marketeers, but it's the mixed economy that ends up in the hands of the powerful.
The New Paganism? The Case against Pope Francis’s Green Encyclical Anything Peaceful
The New Paganism? The Case against Pope Francis’s Green Encyclical
The worship of nature (as a cloak for hatred of capitalism) once again becomes a part of the religion.
Inside the Mind of the Man Who Could Be Bitcoin's Creator The Freeman
Inside the Mind of the Man Who Could Be Bitcoin's Creator

If the “underthrow“ of Leviathan lies ahead, it will be thanks not only to encryption technology but also to understanding the beauty, flexibility, and robustness of emergent law.

Nevada Passes Universal School Choice Anything Peaceful
Nevada Passes Universal School Choice
Has Nevada opened the Pandora’s Box of educational choice?
Ross Ulbricht: Fool? Martyr? Or Trailblazer? Anything Peaceful
Ross Ulbricht: Fool? Martyr? Or Trailblazer?
The man will die behind bars, but his idea lives on in the wild world of the Web.
Flooding Texas: 5 Reasons Californians are Still Moving to Texas Anything Peaceful
Flooding Texas: 5 Reasons Californians are Still Moving to Texas
Economic freedom — and the jobs, affordability, and benefits that come with it — is drawing Golden Staters to Texas.
The New Republic: The Dumb "Libertarian Age" Is Here Anything Peaceful
The New Republic: The Dumb "Libertarian Age" Is Here
To misunderstand the word libertarian is a failure to appreciate a living tradition that is now beginning to flower in the digital era.
VCs, Techno-optimists and the Search for Exit Anything Peaceful
VCs, Techno-optimists and the Search for Exit

Laws and norms – our social technology – need upgrades just like our operating systems or HTML standards.

99 Ways to Leave Leviathan Books
99 Ways to Leave Leviathan
The ground is shifting beneath our feet. Those in power feel it, and it scares them. The innovation can be slowed, but it can’t be stopped, much less reversed. This great transformation is already underway. The theme, as always, is human freedom, which is the insuppressible urge within all of us to live full and ever more prosperous lives, regardless of the barriers put in the way. 
Bitcoin Is Freeing the Developing World Anything Peaceful
Bitcoin Is Freeing the Developing World
Bitcoin is already undermining bad institutions in developing countries. 
The Chart that Could Undo the US Healthcare System Anything Peaceful
The Chart that Could Undo the US Healthcare System
The system has become a Frankenstein monster, with pieces stitched together ad hoc by regulators and special interests.
Earth Day: 22 Ways to Think about the Climate-Change Debate The Freeman
Twenty Two Ways to Think about the Climate-Change Debate

Those with a reasoned agnosticism about climate change will find themselves in debate with the Climate Orthodoxy. No one should sally forth into this hostile territory without reason and reflection.

What Does Peter Thiel Think About Startup Cities? Anything Peaceful
What Does Peter Thiel Think About Startup Cities?

'If we could reopen the frontier in geopolitical terms, this would be terrific. But...'

10 Questions about Conscious Machines Anything Peaceful
10 Questions about Conscious Machines
What happens to our institutions when the machines wake up? 

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