Tag Archives: Libertarianism

The Order: Planned Vs. Spontaneous.

In the political context, the word “order” is often identified with the term “New World Order”. This could also be called the Planned Order. It is driven by the State, political committees and directives, and men with badges and guns. The self-styled motto of the Planned Order is, “We’re from the government and we’re here […]

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How I Became a Hardcore Free-Trade Libertarian.

In 2010, I saw this video: It all clicked. It all made sense. Milton Friedman laid it all out: when people are allowed to work and trade freely, the mantra of society is “Let’s make a deal”. Deals are great. People like deals. They aren’t zero-sum games; in a freely made deal, both parties benefit. […]

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Net Neutrality: A Bad Idea.

On WhiteHouse.gov, we read: More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago. And here’s a big reason we’ve seen such incredible growth and innovation: Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally. That’s a principle known as “net neutrality” — and it […]

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Imperial Presidency: Obama to Bypass Congress in Attacking ISIS.

On Yahoo! News, we read: President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorize the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces but will press forward without formal sign-off from lawmakers on a broader military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, administration officials said Tuesday. The president’s broader strategy could include […]

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Ron Paul: “What Have We Ever Accomplished In Iraq?”

Written by Ron Paul, as posted at the Ron Paul Institute: We have been at war with Iraq for 24 years, starting with Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990. Shortly after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait that year, the propaganda machine began agitating for a US attack on Iraq. We all remember the appearance before […]

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Stossel on Ferguson: “Police Have Become Like Occupying Army.”

Written by libertarian reporter John Stossel, as posted on Fox News: Libertarians warned for years that government is force, that government always grows and that America’s police have become too much like an occupying army. We get accused of being paranoid, but we look less paranoid after heavily armed police in Ferguson, Missouri, tear gassed […]

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Walter Williams: Stupid Colleges and Wasted Money.

Written by famed libertarian economist Dr. Walter Williams, as posted on LewRockwell.com: According to College Board, average tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year totaled $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for in-state residents at public colleges and $22,203 for out-of-state residents. Many schools, such as Columbia University and George Washington University, charge yearly tuition […]

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Ron Paul: “Celebrate Independence, not Big Government.”

Written and posted by Ron Paul at the Ron Paul Institute: This week Americans will enjoy Independence Day with family cookouts and fireworks. Flags will be displayed in abundance. Sadly, however, what should be a celebration of the courage of those who risked so much to oppose tyranny will instead be turned into a celebration […]

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UK Independence Party, Semi-Libertarians, Sweep British Elections.

The semi-libertarian UK Independence Party (UKIP), headed by brash eurosceptic Nigel Farage, has swept the British European elections, relegating the mainstream left-wing Labour Party and right-wing Conservative Party into 2nd and 3rd place. It is the first time in over 100 years that neither Labour nor the Conservative Party have won a national election. As […]

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The Future of Liberty: One Reason for Optimism

I am a staunch supporter of a liberty-focused society, as regular readers may have figured out by this time. I am a libertarian; not necessarily as a member of the political party, but certainly in principle. One pervasive and somewhat disturbing trend I have noticed amongst ideological libertarians is this: an overwhelmingly pessimistic outlook. These […]

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