Articles from Max Gulker
Last weekend, AIER had the privilege of hosting a summit of sorts between Students for Liberty (SFL), the world’s largest pro-liberty student organization, and the Atlas Society, whose scholars work to further develop the objectivist philosophy and bring the work of its creator, Ayn Rand, to a global audience.
As our society grows ever more complex and technologically advanced, controlling it from the top down is increasingly like herding cats. Attempts at more top-down control, though well-intentioned, won’t work. Rethinking governance itself is an even more challenging path, but offers a multitude of reasons for hope.
Last weekend, AIER hosted the 2018 Harwood Graduate Colloquium, which focused on alternative institutions of governance. The event brought together 13 very talented graduate students, who had the opportunity to discuss both classic and new research with three of the field’s leading voices on alternative governance.
Take a stroll through your local food co-op and you’re likely to find plenty of folks who don’t react so well to the phrase “free market capitalism.” You might get a couple of lectures on social justice, and an earful on the industrialization of global food production and the havoc it wreaks on society. But political tribalism aside, co-ops can be great practitioners of free market capitalism and integral parts of thriving free market economies.
If there is one entity this article can definitively criticize, it is the DOJ itself. In both the current AT&T/Time Warner matter and the NBCU/Comcast merger it allowed with numerous conditions in 2011, it relied on economic logic that can be called into question and mathematical models that were intended to formalize broad concepts in an academic setting, not predict the future with enough precision to provide grounds to approve or block multibillion-dollar mergers.