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Liberty and Peace with Sheldon Richman

I recently sat down with author, editor, and left-libertarian extraordinaire Sheldon Richman to discuss political philosophy.

Here’s a link to the video! You can also find a transcription (slightly edited for clarity’s sake) below. 1,731 more words

Peace

Hillary Clinton, Do You Hear Us?

Hillary  Clinton, Do You Hear Us?

Unity through Solutions recognizes the reality and depth of problems we face as a nation.  Many of fellow Americans do not . 271 more words

Unity Through Solutions

He Said That? 10/11/16

From Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850), early free-market economist and classical liberal French author, Justice and Fraternity (1848):

“ that the State owes subsistence, well-being, and education to all its citizens; that it should be generous, charitable, involved in everything, devoted to everybody; …that it should intervene directly to relieve all suffering, satisfy and anticipate all wants, furnish capital to all enterprises, enlightenment to all minds, balm for all wounds, asylums for all the unfortunate, and even aid to the point of shedding French blood, for all oppressed people on the face of the earth.

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Government

THE BATTLEFIELD FOR EVERYBODY'S DREAMS AND EVERYBODY'S COVETOUSNESS

In his day (1801 – 1850) and with brilliant intellectual rigor and honesty, Frédéric Bastiat fiercely fought the Socialism that had become a national plague in France. 1,054 more words

Philosophy

WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO MAKE AMERICA AMERICA AGAIN?

When I started to write this post, it occurred to me that I would not likely be the first to call to make America America again. 1,820 more words

Philosophy

HOW WE GET THE GOVERNMENT TO DO OUR DIRTY WORK

Were the gentlemen pictured above robber barons? I am not in a position to say. I just think that if we changed the names and faces that cartoon would be even more relevant today. 1,196 more words

Religion

WHAT IS GOVERNMENT?

Here are some more excerpts from Essays on Political Economy by Frédéric Bastiat. The subject here is Government. At the time Bastiat wrote (1848), competing groups of Socialists politicians promised the impossible to the people of France. 1,296 more words

Philosophy