Freeman
Image from Shutterstock

Feature

Secession Today

Three things the United States can learn from the Scottish referendum

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 by STEVE PATTERSON

Peaceful secession is possible. It's time to remove the stigma and start thinking about a less united United States.

Feature

People Over Profits?

A family feud in a grocery chain reveals a vital lesson in business and life

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 by GARY MCGATH

When a family feud breaks out in a New England grocery chain, lessons abound in terms of the relative importance of people and profits.

Feature

The Dawn of the Surveillance State

America has been spying on its citizens for a hundred years

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 by GARY MCGATH

We think of mass surveillance as a product of modern technology. But large-scale spying on Americans got its start in 1917, when the United States entered World War I.

ANYTHING PEACEFUL ANYTHING PEACEFUL

Why Libertarians Wanted Scotland to Secede

No matter what political ideology drives an independence movement, real independence for a small political territory requires smaller government to survive.

FEE Then and Now

Reflections on a 70-year-old organization

Distinguished fellow Jeffrey Tucker has written a stirring tribute to FEE. In it, he offers key insights into our place in a burgeoning movement.

THE ARENA

Spooner v. Bentham on Natural Rights

Which way do you lean on natural rights? Who do you find yourself agreeing with most often, Spooner or Bentham?

EMAIL UPDATES

* indicates required
Sign me up for...

CURRENT ISSUE

September 2014

For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
Download Free PDF

PAST ISSUES

SUBSCRIBE

RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION