Max Borders

The Big-Box Effect

How superstores create unsung benefits for Main Street MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN Asheville, North Carolina, is beautiful. Mountains, like the topography in Tolkien, surround an architectural...

Cliches of Progressivism #1

"Income Inequality Arises From Market Forces and Requires Government Intervention" MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is proud to partner with Young America’s Foundation...

Holiday Consumption… Who “Say’s”?

MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN Those crazy Austro-libertarian filmmakers over at Econ Stories are back with a destined-to-be-classic holiday album: "Deck the Halls with Macro Follies." Now...

Holiday Consumption… Who "Say's"?

MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN Those crazy Austro-libertarian filmmakers over at Econ Stories are back with a destined-to-be-classic holiday album: "Deck the Halls with Macro Follies." Now...

Find the Fallacy on Hazlitt’s Birthday

MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN Henry Hazlitt would have turned 118 today. In honor of his life, we'd like to present what may be the most...

Find the Fallacy on Hazlitt's Birthday

MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN Henry Hazlitt would have turned 118 today. In honor of his life, we'd like to present what may be the most...

Debunking the “Shop Small Saturday” Rationale

MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN As long as it’s peaceful, shop wherever you like. That includes buying local, “shopping small,” or buying materials to make your...

Debunking the "Shop Small Saturday" Rationale

MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN As long as it’s peaceful, shop wherever you like. That includes buying local, “shopping small,” or buying materials to make your...

Peer Progressivism vs. Network Libertarianism

MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN Steven Johnson's new book is out. You may know the writer from his work on innovation and emergence. (I’m a big...

Disrupting the Higher Education Subsidy Cartel

MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN Clay Shirky is right. Higher education as we know it is a dinosaur. And that's a good thing. Learning from the hard...

Panarchy: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN As you prepare for Voting Day (in the U.S.), check out this idea from one of the coolest Belgian thinkers you’ve...

"Clouds Gathering"

MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN Sandy was a bad storm. But some are warning of worse to come. When quotes like the following are pushed through the...

Is Hive Democracy an Improvement?

MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN Finland and Iceland are experimenting with hive democracy (my term for crowdsourcing ideas for legislation). I suppose it’s fine as far...