Recently, calling yourself a libertarian has become ‘cool’. However there are reasonable normal people that are fiscally conservative and socially liberal.
One of the most intellectually polluted quotes any free mind is ever likely to encounter: ‘Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society.’
Liberty is about our own lives. The libertarian tradition provides the path forward to make it real. It is about more than studying. It is about living.
For some time now — years actually — I have pondered the nature of liberty. Or more specifically, what liberty actually means to me.
What function do profits serve? For the entrepreneur and the capitalist, they serve a symbolic value. The signal that the enterprise is on the right track.
John Goedde, chairman of the Idaho Senate’s Education Committee, introduced legislation a couple weeks ago that would require every Idaho high school student to read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and pass a test on it to graduate from high school.
What you see happening now is precisely the world that states have worked for generations to prevent from emerging.
Let’s get one thing straight. Let’s get the media to stop labelling the removal of tax breaks as ‘spending cuts’. The government doesn’t spend anything when you get a tax break, it simply takes less money from you.
I can’t help but comment on a line that Barack Obama used in his second inaugural address. It is easily the most audacious and stomach-punching example of Doublespeak I’ve seen from any politician in years.
Today is the Australia Day public holiday. I thought I’d spend a few minutes to list some of the books I’m reading at the moment.