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How to Explain Government to Your Child (or anyone, for that matter)

Too many times we start discussions about government with “how it works.” There are assumptions about keeping order and peace and it all being done in everyone’s best interest. We are supposed to believe, and teach our children, the relationships of individuals can and should be directed by a central focus of power and decision […]

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The Problem with Ownership

The problem with ownership is that some people will always be jealous of what others own. It isn’t that no one understands ownership. Inherently, everyone knows that some things belong to some people and not to others. They know when things are stolen or when they are earned. Attempts at defining this may be useful, […]

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Should a Freedom Lover Work for the Government

There are two completely opposing answers you are likely to get if you ask the question,”Should a freedom lover work for the government?” Those who believe government protects our freedoms will say, “yes,” often equating such employment to religious commitment. Those who observe that any government other than self-government is using force to ensure compliance […]

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Why Call Myself a Libertarian

Overall, I think political labels are confusing and manipulative. As such, I don’t call myself a libertarian so much as use the currently common vocabulary in ways that I think will pique people’s interest. Hopefully, as any discussion proceeds, it will be more about principles and their practical applications. These principles are more enduring than […]

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What Would You Use For Money ?

I remember reading stories of people being upset that Europeans paid Native American Indians in ‘beads’ and such for things that were ‘worth’ much more. However, the Indians were generally satisfied with the exchanges, seeing the immediate cash value of the beads in their society. With hindsight, we might be tempted to conclude that they […]

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