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Theology

The Abrahamic Legacy: The Jewish Ideal of Freedom

A thought-provoking article about historical Judaism being connected to liberty appeared on LewRockwell.com yesterday, and I think it is well …

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Economics

How Much Bureaucracy Did Congress Just Buy Us?

You have to hand it to the Federal Government, they really know how to take a bad situation and make …

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Economics

Enjoy Capitalism!

This entry is part 5 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

Capitalism is the only moral social system. Only a capitalist system allows you to act in your own interest, to keep what you have worked for and trade it with other willing individuals. For much of human history, wealth has been produced primarily by looting or enslaving others. Under capitalism wealth is created by serving others, by creating values for them.

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Culture

Albert Jay Nock: Apostle to The Remnant

Both of these essays on Albert Jay Nock were authored by Edmund Opitz, founder of the Nockian Society and the …

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Economics

Isaiah’s Job

by Albert Jay Nock —- One evening last autumn, I sat long hours with a European acquaintance while he expounded …

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Leviathan at War edited by Edmund A. Opitz

Perhaps the most valid justification of government is its defense of citizens against foreign aggressors. But when governments wage war, a thin line separates defense and offense. And even in a defensive war, governments typically deprive their own citizens of many liberties. Historically, war has done more than anything else to enhance the power of governments and to diminish the liberties of the people. Classical liberals have always recognized the dangers of war and supported policies, such as free international trade, that reduce the likelihood of war.

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History

A Tribute to Edmund A. Opitz

Mr. Robert Sirico, President of the Acton Institute, made these remarks on the occasion of the retirement dinner of Mr. …

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Theology

Ed Opitz, RIP

Edmund Opitz [OWEpitz] was for 37 years one of the senior staff members at the Foundation for Economic Education. He died on February 13, four days before his colleague at FEE, Paul Poirot, also died. Opitz was 92. Poirot was 90. Opitz was FEE’s resident theologian. He was an ordained Congregational minister. Earlier, he had been a Unitarian minister, but as he grew older, he grew more conservative.

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Politics

What does it mean to be an effective local activist?

As I’ve aged, I’ve found myself transformed from scientist to engineer, from artist to performer, from philosopher to pragmatist. It’s a pretty typical pattern. Be it accident or serendipity, this journey has coincided with a sudden interest in politics. My middle aged pragmatism has paid off, personally, in this new hobby. I’ve definitely discovered that, at least in the political realm, experience is, for me, the best teacher I can find.

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War and Peace

Why Christians Should Renounce Torture

This guest post is by LCC reader Jonathan Boatwright. Thank you for your submission, Jonathan! The views expressed in any …

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Book Reviews

“Economics in Christian Perspective” Book Review

LibertarianChristians.com is pleased to welcome Michael Douma as our next guest poster, reviewing “Economics in Christian Perspective: Theory, Policy, and Life Choices” by Victor Claar and Robin Klay.

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Christian Worldview

Christian Thoughts on Israel-Palestine

LibertarianChristians.com is pleased to welcome Scott Ritsema of CivicsNews.com to write our first-ever guest post. Scott is the editor of …

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