Freeman

March 2011

Volume 61, 2011

David Beito goes back to the day that FEE President Leonard Read was summoned before a congressional witch hunt, Warren Gibson starts a two-part series on gold, Patri Friedman and Brad Taylor make the case for seasteading, Kevin Carson looks closely at economic-freedom indexes ... and muchmuch more!


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Seasteading: Striking at the Root of Bad Government

FEBRUARY 24, 2011 by PATRI FRIEDMAN, BRAD TAYLOR

So far, most libertarians have been hacking at branches, while a few come tantalizingly close to striking at the root. We're going to try to convince you that the root at which we should be striking is a tangled mess of barriers to entry and costs of switching in the governance market. The ax we should be using is the technology to settle the ocean.

Gold and Money

FEBRUARY 24, 2011 by WARREN C. GIBSON
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