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Refuge from the Storm

by Tom Thrasher

We have as a people, been through this night before. Now we have the opportunity to atone for our past indiscretions and lapses in judgement in Iraq and our middle eastern policy writ large.

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Mere Libertarianism

by Kevin Rollins

Dan Klein has offered a synthesis of Rothbardian and Hayekian libertarianism in his Reason Papers piece “Mere Libertarianism: Blending Hayek and Rothbard”. (PDF download)

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Free Liberal Independent

by Kevin Rollins

The Libertarian Party is a failed strategy that is actually hurting the United States. It promotes a radical version of libertarian thinking that I do not agree with and I believe drives reasonable people away from libertarian principles. It also draws in (and wastes the time of) persons who could probably better advance liberty through a different strategy (and we can look around and see many fine organizations). The Republican Liberty Caucus has made inroads in the GOP. It would be great to see a similar operation in the Democratic Party.

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Sound Money for Our Troubles

by Kevin Rollins

Can moves toward free banking and sound money help us fix our economy? I review Judy Shelton’s Fixing the Dollar Now. Shelton’s short book is a great place for the monetary theory novice who wants to learn the history of the dollar, the Founder’s ideas about what money should be, and what the government can do to make the dollar more reliable and secure.

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Coevolution, Order, and Revolution

by Kevin Rollins | 1 comment

Michael Ostrolenk and Kevin Rollins discuss the need for agents of change to solve the problems of their competitors such that change can actually take place. The Tea Party and the Egyptian Uprising are discussed in this context.

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Blub in America: Can We See Better Options?

by Kevin Rollins | 3 comments

“Blub” is a stand-in for a language or a philosophy used by an individual. From the perspective of that individual, “Blub” is the best, superior in its features to all other intellectual programs. But, the philosophy is not the best, even though it certainly isn’t the worst. How do we convince these individuals there is a better opportunity?

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