Economists seem to believe that life should be conducted in a cold and calculating manner. They talk about rational decisions and optimized systems, based on the economic calculation of costs and benefits. Worse, they believe that only they, as experts, are able to make the most rational decisions and to design the optimized systems, and […]
About Hunter Hastings
Hunter Hastings is the Executive Director at Center for Individualism. He's an economist, venture capitalist, and lifelong advocate for liberty, economic freedom, and individual entrepreneurship.
Hunter’s current research is focused on the intersection of 21st century individualism, emerging technology and the radical decentralization that is freeing markets and creating a new spectrum of individual opportunity. His newest book is The Interconnected Individual, co-authored with Jeff Saperstein, to be published by Business Expert Press in 2018.
Entries by Hunter Hastings
Blockchain users are discovering that distributed systems can do more for individual freedom than any kind of social theory.
Technology is fundamental to new learning strategies. In a sense, technology is the new institution. As the old institution decays, technology advances, responding to the changing needs and preferences of consumers.
The science of psychology is providing us with greater and greater understanding of the roles stories we tell ourselves play in shaping our opinions and feelings. Some people tell themselves stories about wine. Take how some individuals feel about wine, for example. An oenophile might be told that one bottle of wine is made by […]
Everyone follows their own individual conscience. Everyone is free to try their best, to see what they can achieve. No-one is qualified to pass judgment on others’ capacities or what they can do.
Professor Harari forecasts the end of individualism in the machine age. He’s wrong. Newly augmented and interconnected individuals will enjoy new experiences while shaping the future.
The opportunity of the knowledge economy is that all knowledge is individual and local. Economists claim system knowledge, but only you have the knowledge to operate your own individual economy.
In the USA, broad and deep government control is preferred to individual freedom of action; that control is continuously advancing and strengthening; and those who resist the control are met with coercive constraint.
What can individualism help us achieve in America and beyond? Possibly the death of politics, but the possibilities run even deeper.
These times are so uncertain There’s a yearning undefined And people filled with rage Don Henley Despite affluence, technological advances and all the pleasures of the 21st century, Americans feel uncertainty and dissatisfaction. Traditional institutions are in decline, and the unlimited new opportunities being opened by technology and innovation are not accompanied by any […]
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