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Lessons in Liberty: Christian Libertarianism

Blayne Bennett from Students for Liberty asked me to write a short article describing what it means to be a …

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Libertarianism

Meet Doug Douma

Norman’s Note: Today I’d like to introduce you to the next writer to join the LCC team, Doug Douma! I …

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Libertarianism

Classical Liberalism and Religion

Originally by Edmund Opitz in the November 1985 issue of The Freeman. Classical liberalism created a revolutionary new view of …

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Libertarianism

Libertarians mourn death of David Nolan

The following comes directly from the Libertarian Party. I had the great honor of meeting David in the past year …

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Libertarianism

How to Write a Letter to the Editor

Despite the clear fact that printed newspapers are on the decline, opportunities to respond to journalists via letters to the …

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Christian Worldview

What makes a Christian libertarian different?

Scott and Kelly each submitted questions via the new FAQ page that are worth pointing out to everyone. Why not …

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Libertarianism

Who Owns You?

This entry is part 21 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #21 – and the final article – of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, …

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Libertarianism

Great Libertarian Quotes in Heinlein

Yesterday on LewRockwell.com, Jeff Riggenbach posted a short essay entitled Was Robert A. Heinlein a Libertarian? It reminded me of …

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Libertarianism

Tax Slavery Sucks

This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #19 of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, an organization once headed by my …

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Libertarianism

Stop Statism

This entry is part 18 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

Statists are anti-progress. Statists claim their policies are for the common good. For some this claim is just a front to get more power, but for others it is a genuine goal. Nevertheless, even the most well-intentioned statists, who believe that granting government the power to control individual actions will result in a better outcome, violate rights and cause harm.

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Libertarianism

Stop Rent-seeking

This entry is part 17 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #17 of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, an organization once headed by my …

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Libertarianism

Is Catholicism anti-Libertarian?

My good friend Daniel Coleman, who is Catholic and a libertarian, had an interesting email exchange with Dr. Tom Woods …

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Libertarianism

Social Slavery

This entry is part 16 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

The current Social Security (aka “socialist insecurity”) system is designed as a pay-as-you-go system, in which current workers’ tax dollars pay for the benefits of retirees. And the system is in serious trouble. With increased life expectancy and a declining birth rate, there are fewer workers to support a greater number of retirees. In 1950, there were 16 workers paying for the benefits of one retiree. Today, there are about three workers per retiree, and by 2025 there will only be two. According to the Social Security Administration itself, if unreformed, Social Security will begin running a deficit by 2017, and by 2060 Social Security and Medicare combined will make up 71 percent of the federal budget.

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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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