Justin Monticello was a senior producer at Reason.
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The members of Zeus fought for the freedom to be frikis. Then they joined the Castro government's official Agency of Rock.
The visionary hacker on how he plans to "solve A.I." and why he thinks this will be a "decade of decentralization."
The government and media relied on studies plagued by shoddy statistics to make the case for blocking evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fiscal hawks have been sounding the alarm about rising debt levels for decades, but their nightmare scenario of runaway inflation hasn't come to pass. How do we know if this time is different?
Oscar-winning filmmaker Bryan Fogel fought Saudi censorship to make his new documentary, The Dissident.
Aaron Reynolds is just trying to make people laugh, but his content may have been flagged on Instagram for interfering with the election.
The documentary La Causa is a raw look into these self-organized societies, complete with taxes, courts, and a strict "thug code.”
It's unclear what Biden will ultimately be able to accomplish as president, but he has been trying to bring transformative change since the 1970s.
Republicans have seized on the dubious claims of a psychologist who thinks Big Tech is shifting millions of votes to the left.
"Economists are accustomed to thinking about tradeoffs," says economist and Nobel laureate Alvin Roth. "It appears that at least in some parts of the ethics community, they are not."
We suffered through it so you didn't have to.
Biden picked a V.P. candidate whose record on police and criminal justice reform is as terrible as his own.
The presidential candidate deserves praise for retreating from his tough-on-crime stance. But let's not forget that his policies contributed to mass incarceration and the police misconduct that people are protesting today.
On crime, drugs, immigration, and foreign policy, his 44-year policy record is a cautionary tale of bipartisanship in response to perceived crises.
Privacy activists say we should be alarmed by the rise of automated facial recognition surveillance. Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan says it's time to embrace the end of privacy as we know it.
People around the world are working together in unprecedented ways to help their neighbors and produce critical medical supplies.
Impossible Foods says that animal agriculture is a leading cause of climate change. Instead of trying to pass laws to ban meat, it's providing tasty, plant-based alternatives.
The hacking wunderkind thinks Big Tech's approach won't work. He built a $999 autonomous driving system that runs on a smartphone.
The euthanasia campaign may be necessary to prevent the spread of the Newcastle disease, but bird owners say that it's being carried out in a cruel manner.
Deepfakes don't pose a novel threat, and they have many exciting applications that would be stymied by legal restrictions.
Documentary filmmaker Nanfu Wang on the horrors of China’s one-child policy
Sanders no longer favors government takeover of "the major means of production." But his four-decade quest for political revolution continues.
"Whether you're using this plant for a medical reason, or a spiritual reason, or a recreational reason, you should not be going to jail or losing your children for it."
The senator and presidential hopeful went to bat for dirty prosecutors, opposed marijuana legalization, and championed policies that endanger sex workers.
This Insane Battle To Block a New Apartment Building Explains Why San Francisco and Other Cities Are So Expensive
Bob Tillman has spent nearly 5 years and $1.4 million trying to convert his laundromat into new housing.
DoNotPay is launching a "denial of service attack on the legal system to make it better."
"I didn't come to Washington to make friends."
We headed to the Venice Beach boardwalk to test the bullshit detectors of passersby.
We asked the attendees at PorcFest 2018.
In Bad Blood, Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou explains why Silicon Valley's mystique makes suckers out of billionaires.
The wall might turn out "big" and "beautiful." But how much will it cost, and what will it do?
George Hotz wants to remake everything from your car to your phone, cheaper and faster than Google or Tesla.
The Silicon Valley entrepreneur says cryptocurrencies, virtual reality, and mobile devices are helping individuals escape failed institutions.
A year after fiery political protests erupted on campus, we visited to find out when students think it's OK to respond to words with violence.
"I'm just sort of accidental collateral damage to a larger thing that's going on."
Academic publishers are "still acting as if the internet doesn't exist," says Michael Eisen, co-founder of the Public Library of Science.
She started the first secular, pro-market party in Egypt. Then the government sent the secret police after her.