Category: Libertarianism

Libertarianism

Smoking is Healthier than Fascism

This entry is part 15 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #15 of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, an organization once headed by my …

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Libertarianism

Don’t Tread on Me

This entry is part 3 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

The message “Don’t Tread” communicates in two words what the entire political philosophy of classical liberalism is about: desiring to be free from oppression from whatever quarter. In other words, “don’t mess with me.” This message is used by those advocating a less-invasive state, because governments — through taxation, legislation, regulation, surveillance, etc. — are the main aggressors upon individual rights.

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Events

Mises Circle Houston Recap

I’ve been reticent to post a recap of Mises Circle Houston because I didn’t have any photos of the event until yesterday. But now, everything is here and I’m happy to tell you a little about it.

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Economics

Why being a candidate can be beneficial for liberty

Though I think it is misguided to believe that electoral politics is the primary means of effecting change for the …

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Libertarianism

How Libertarian Are You?

My friend Wes at The Humble Libertarian put together a neat list of quizzes that you can take on the …

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Culture

Liberalism Used to Mean Freedom

Life is not a mere game. Living is a lot more complex than any sport, but life and games are analogous in at least one respect: Neither is possible without an appropriate set of rules to be followed. It’s the rule book which determines the character of a game, and no game is even conceivable without one. To throw out the rule book is to forsake the game. By the same token, if we ignore, or deny, or break, or improperly identify, the ethical ground rules for flourishing human life, then the quality of life — individual and social —will decline.

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Economics

Intellectual Property and Libertarianism

Stephan Kinsella’s presentation at Mises University this past July is an excellent introduction to intellectual property, and to rights theory …

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Libertarianism

How To Connect With Other Christian Libertarians

Being a libertarian can be a little lonely sometimes, because although our numbers are growing we aren’t quite *that* big yet. Christian libertarians are an even rarer breed, so its good to know where to find them. Here are five ways you can get connected with other Christian libertarians online.

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes: Epilogue

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

No, this is not #11, it really is just an epilogue – or an afterthought… I hope you attended or …

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes: The Full Series

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

Ah taxation, how we despise thee. You make some richer, but most poorer. You daily remind us that we live …

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #10: Lost Prosperity

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

This is the tenth article in a series on taxation leading up to Tax Day, April 15. I think I’ve …

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #9: Taxation is Theft

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

I have already said and illustrated this numerous times in previous articles, but I will say it once again: Taxation is theft, period. To continue this theme, I’d like to show what a few of my favorite laissez-faire economists had to say about the evils of taxation.

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #8: Living in Fear

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

To say that the tax code is complicated would be the understatement of the century. It is, in fact, far beyond complicated, so much so that no one in this world could possibly understand it.

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #7: Caesar’s Benevolence

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

Many Christians believe that paying taxes is fulfilling the Biblical command to show compassion to the poor. We just need to “render to Caesar” and Caesar will do the right thing. Is this a valid conclusion?

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #6: Withholding Taxes

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

This is the sixth article in a series on taxation leading up to Tax Day, April 15. If we were …

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #5: Your Tax Dollars at Work

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

Think about all the crazy things you know your tax money pays for…

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #4: Privacy and Personal Income

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #3: The Truth About Government Spending

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

Politicians, especially Republicans, love to talk about “cutting taxes,” and in some cases they actually do cut some taxes and ease the burden of all. Unfortunately, this masks the dirty, grimy truth that no statist wants to hear: it isn’t how you are taxed that really matters, but how the government spends.

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #2: Newspeak

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

Governments manipulate language for their own purposes constantly. It allows them to circumvent truth in the public square (at least to the unobservant eye and ear).

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #1: Lost Productivity

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

Ever wondered how much time and money are lost through federal tax returns? It actually is rather astounding even by conservative estimates. Let’s run the numbers in back-of-the-envelope style calculation.

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Libertarianism

Top 100 Libertarian Websites

It’s more than just websites for libertarian Christians, but W.E. Messamore at The Humble Libertarian has put together an excellent Top 100 Libertarian Websites that you should take a look at.

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Libertarianism

Christian Libertarian vs. Libertarian Christian – Is there a difference?

If you were to believe the Wikipedia entry on libertarian Christianity, you might think that there is truly a significant difference between those who say they are “Christian libertarians” and others who say they are “libertarian Christians.”

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Libertarianism

My Journey Through Liberty

I’d like to describe some of the elements of my religious heritage, personal history, and intellectual development that have brought me thus far. If you are reading this and are unsure of whether or not libertarianism is compatible with the Christian faith, well, this is how I got this way and I hope it explains what it means to me, personally, to be a libertarian and a Christian.

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Libertarianism

40 Reasons to Ban Guns

Christians are not forbidden by Christ to practice basic self-defense. There are times, of course, when suffering through persecution (even …

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History

Give Me Liberty

Continuing in our series of posts leading up to the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of …

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Christian Worldview

New Year’s Resolutions for a Libertarian and a Christian

In March of 2006, the freedom movement lost one of its great advocates – Harry Browne. He was the Libertarian …

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Book Reviews

Top 10 Books for Christian Libertarians – Christmas 2008 Edition

This post was featured on Lewrockwell.com on December 15, 2008, thanks to Tom Woods! Looking for that perfect last-minute gift …

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Libertarianism

Top 10 Websites and Blogs for Christian Libertarians

Christians are becoming ever more aware of the corruption and deceit of their respective political leaders, but finding good material …

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