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Mike Reid

Mike Reid
Mike Reid
Mike Reid is a publishing consultant at and the publications impresario at He also teaches anthropology at the University of Winnipeg. Mike lives in Manitoba with his wife and two children.

Mike Reid's Articles and Posts

Consensual Violence The Freeman
Consensual Violence

In the mosh pit, everyone involved has their own incentives to keep one another safe from aggression, exposed to the level of violence they desire, and generally entertained.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Charity The Freeman
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Charity

The universal laws of human action will help you understand what motivates strangers, for good or for ill.

Dumbing Down the World The Freeman
Dumbing Down the World

The United Nations wants to get the world’s children into government-approved classrooms, apparently regardless of what happens there.

We Can't Bomb Our Way to Sanity The Freeman
We Can't Bomb Our Way to Sanity
Martin Couture-Rouleau and Michael Zehaf-Bibeau were not good Muslims on the accepted path of proper conduct in their faith communities. They were unstable men living with intense mental and emotional turmoil.
Culture in a Cage The Freeman
Culture in a Cage
Cultures evolve in a process of entrepreneurial discovery. State interference often has tragic results. 
Sustainability vs. Local Knowledge The Freeman
Sustainability vs. Local Knowledge

Before heading overseas to teach people in poor countries how to farm, rich-world people infatuated with sustainability should take a moment to consider who is more likely to know best how to provide for their own needs and wants. 

A Natural Birth The Freeman
A Natural Birth

Eschewing some of the trappings of modern technology during childbirth is every woman's right, but it's by no means more "natural." Nothing, in fact, is more natural than human beings altering their world to make it easier—and more pleasant—to survive in. 

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