Freeman

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Like a Fly in Amber

Some Things Never Change (like Rent Control)

NOVEMBER 20, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE

For 70 years, The Freeman has been trying to tell the world about the pernicious effects of rent control. Intermittently, fiction writers have joined in. Will this policy always keep cities trapped in stasis?

Interview

Citizens of the Cloud

An Interview with Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof

NOVEMBER 19, 2014 by THE FREEMAN

The Freeman sat down with the future's most dangerous woman -- dangerous, that is, if you're a legacy government.

ANYTHING PEACEFUL BLOG

The New Frontier

Peer technologies are enabling self-government in the cloud

"Going west" is no longer an option. Is the new frontier in the cloud?

Should Google Run a City?

Let the search powerhouse experiment with governance

Google building and running cities is not the craziest idea -- especially in the developing world.

THE ARENA

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Given v. Diedrich on Voting

Do you believe voting advances liberty?

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November 2014

It's been 40 years since F. A. Hayek received his Nobel Prize. His insights, particularly on the distribution of knowledge and the impossibility of economic planning, remain hugely important today. In this issue, we look back on the influence of his work. Max Borders and Craig Biddle debate whether liberty must be defended from one absolute foundation, further reflections on Scottish secession, and how technology is already changing our world for the better--including how robots, despite the unease they cause, will only accelerate this process.
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