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Economics In One Lesson

Economics In One Lesson

"Inflation is a tax that disproportionately affects the poor."Economics In One Lesson -- Henry HazlettIt's been famously stated that those who do not understand history are doomed to repeat its mistakes. Similarly those who do not understand the difference between...

The Moral Case For Capitalism

The Moral Case For Capitalism

This two-in-one eBook from Hoover Institution fellows Russell Roberts and Ayaan Hirsi Ali analyzes the impact of capitalism and socialism on real people’s lives.

In this eBook, you will read Russell Roberts’ The Humane Side of Capitalism as well as Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Democratic Capitalism Exceeds Socialism in Economic Efficiency as Well as in Morality.

I Am Noone

I Am Noone

As I sit with my affiliate political group in its monthly meet-up, I am listening to the various members discuss their favorite political minds, celebrities, or podcasts. This then evolves into their favorite economists such as Ludwig Von Mises, Thomas Sowell, or...

National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day

Today is National Voter Registration Day. There are upcoming election in November for many Americans, and next year of course are the important midterms. If you're not registered, of course we'd like to encourage you to do so and become an active participant in your...

Return the power to the parents in our education system!

On September 14, 2021, I shared over social media that the U.S. Department of Education was soliciting public comments for their Fiscal Year 2022-2026 Learning Agenda. I suggested that we all take the opportunity to express the need for an approach that returns...

I know I have a problem

I know I have a problem

The other day I was opening a packet of ketchup and on one side it said "open here."  I said aloud "You're not the boss of me!" and opened the packet from the other end, which worked just fine. It is not in me to submit to authority.  I will HAPPILY put my shoulder to...

Vaccines and Mandates and You.

Vaccines and Mandates and You.

On the surface, it may *look* like President Joe Biden is flip-flopping, but it’s actually worse than a mere flip-flop.  In his sweeping federal vaccine mandate, Biden shows that he only believes in your rights when you’re doing what *he* wants you to do... and he’ll...

You own yourself. Entirely.

The Libertarian platform states, “Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious...

I'm in favor of people getting vaccinated, but I'm against the government exerting any coercive pressure to force people to get vaccinated. In an ideal world, the free market would sort this out based on actual outcomes. Considering that health expenses are...

Mary’s Bar

    The following is a fairly accurate representation of financial results when the government gets involved: This is how it works: Mary is the proprietor of a small neighborhood bar in Holyoke. She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed...

Most of us don’t get the math

Most of us don’t get the math

I am not a doctor. I have a degree in computer science and have a love of probability. Please read accordingly.There’s a famous puzzle among math fans called the “Monty Hall” problem, that indicates how poorly most of us understand probability. Suppose you're on a...

Politics Vs. Religion – by Jim Gray

Politics Vs. Religion – by Jim Gray

So many people today treat politics like religion, i.e. some issues are so emotional that they can’t even discuss the possibilities that there could be a better way. Can’t even discuss it – and if you continue to bring these issues up, you should be shunned. . . . What are some of these topics? Global Warming, Minimum Wage Laws, Voting “Restrictions,” Healthcare, the January 6 Invasion of the Capitol, Fracking, Taxing the Wealthy and more.

Your decision, not the government’s…

Your decision, not the government’s…

During the pre-nomination debate at the Arizona State Convention, the presidential candidates fielded anonymous questions from attendees. One was about the government’s role in vaccines. My answer, paraphrased, was something like this: “I vaccinated both of my...

For Liberty

For Liberty

I can think of no better date to act on behalf of liberty than today. Stand up against Liberty affecting legislation. Join a group that is already standing up for liberty. Get involved in your community and do something for people instead of the government. The smallest minority is the individual, which is what the government counts on for power. Let’s change that.

Compromising Life – 22.5 is the New 3/5

Compromising Life – 22.5 is the New 3/5

The death of George Floyd sparked a new generation into action, pushing back against what they knew to be wrong. People stood up against discrimination. People pushed back against racism. People pushed against people. It all happened for the sake of politics.

Juneteenth – Building Bridges of Equality

Juneteenth – Building Bridges of Equality

The U.S. will soon have a new federal holiday. Juneteenth, named by combining the words June and Nineteenth, commemorates General Order No. 3, issued on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, TX, which enforced the ending of slavery across the confederacy. Despite the fact that...

The Black Constitution – by Jeremy Thompson

The Black Constitution – by Jeremy Thompson

Black folks remember,Basic constitutional rights are not absolute.Keep your hands up and stay silent for the man in blue.Let him read you your rights so he will not shoot.Black boy, It does not matter what you did or did not do. The first amendment does not apply to...

Liberty on the Border

Liberty on the Border

Learn about the organizations that are helping migrant families get safe and reunitedJoin us on Saturday, July 10th as we speak to a few of the existing organizations and thought leaders who are providing necessary resources and making progress on the ground floor.No...

PFL Newsletter June 2021

PFL Newsletter June 2021

June 2021 Newsletter Hi Friend of Liberty! Liberty Starts With YOU! National Libertarian Day of Service was a HUGE success that continued throughout May! People for Liberty asked everyone to get out into their communities and show that government can be reduced...

Building Liberty

Building Liberty

I have always had the belief that the life of a public servant was the best way to build liberty. As far back as I can remember, I have advocated for others when their voices were not heard. I proudly joined the military after September 11th as a teenager to defend...

School + Work: Creating Educational Opportunity Locally

School + Work: Creating Educational Opportunity Locally

Most Americans, not just those in the #LibertyMovement, agree that our kids, students, and young people would benefit from hands-on experience in the workforce. Unfortunately, our federally overmanaged education system does a poor job of creating opportunities for...

Labor, Education, Jobs and a Libertarian Opinion

Labor, Education, Jobs and a Libertarian Opinion

My first job was working as a lab assistant at the Marine Biological Laboratory. I dissected squid, got the mail, cleaned the equipment and kept track of the animal supplies... I was 13 years old,  I also worked as a dishwasher, a deli clerk, a lifeguard and a gopher...

Into the Fire

Into the Fire

For those out there that still have financial scruples, the transition from Trump to Biden is feeling more and more like being tossed out of the frying pan, into the fire. We have gone from spend-but-don’t-tax (Trump), to spend more-tax more (Biden). But to restore...

Memorial Day Vigil

Memorial Day Vigil

People have myriad different feelings about Memorial Day. For me, that's the real lesson of the day. For some people it's a day to honor the fallen. For some people it's a contrived holiday to make the tragic seem heroic. For some it's about acknowledging the terrible...

Time to prohibit prohibition.

Time to prohibit prohibition.

So the government is talking about prohibition as an answer to cryptocurrency? Will they never learn? One of my favorite bars in Boston (a town of great bars) is on Beacon Hill and it's called "The 21st Amendment." The 21st amendment repealed the 18th amendment, which...

Results from the Day of Service

Results from the Day of Service

On May 1st, Liberty minded people around the country voluntarily gave up their time to participate in the First National Libertarian Day of Service! The People For Liberty and President Jo Jorgensen put out the call, and you responded! Thousands of people who love...

The Death Penalty Must Die

The Death Penalty Must Die

There are too many examples of police misconduct and falsified evidence for us to feel comfortable with the state having the authority to kill people.

E Pluribus Unum

E Pluribus Unum

The American motto “Out of the many one” is meant to remind us that the founders gave us a specific name. We are meant to be state united, not unified. We are supposed to be a nation of many individuals, who come together voluntarily to do good things. That’s what the National Libertarian Day Of Service is all about!

Together We Can Do Better Than Government

Together We Can Do Better Than Government

Encouraging people to come together in acts of service within their communities is why People for Liberty is organizing the National Libertarian Day of Service (#NLDOS). It is exactly what it sounds like – a call for liberty lovers across the country to join together and engage in acts of service on Saturday, May 1, 2021, in an effort to show the impact of true voluntaryism. 

Look for the good.  Help the helpers

Look for the good. Help the helpers

Charity and volunteer work benefits the people who are giving as the people who are receiving. May 1st is the National Libertarian Day of Service. Are you doing anything?

Laws Require Law Enforcement

Laws Require Law Enforcement

Laws require Law enFORCEment which injects FORCE into our society. Too many meaningless law are on the books that allow police to detain people.

Why We Need Consent Culture

Why We Need Consent Culture

Last week, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a person can’t be found guilty of sexually assaulting someone who cannot consent because they are mentally incapacitated due to intoxication if that person became intoxicated by voluntarily ingesting drugs or...

Ready to get to work.

Ready to get to work.

Tuesday, I was excited that People for Liberty announced my position as President of the Board of Directors. If you weren’t able to watch the live announcement, I hope you’ll watch it here. I love spreading the message of liberty. It’s one of the things in my life...

Introducing President Jo Jorgensen

Introducing President Jo Jorgensen

March 30, 2021, Washington D.C.  For Immediate Release   People For Liberty (PFL) is happy to announce that Dr. Jo Jorgensen has accepted the position of President of the Board with the organization. People for Liberty is a 501(c)4 nonprofit (People for...

Guns Aren’t About Criminals.

Guns Aren’t About Criminals.

In the wake of two shootings in a week with 18 people dead, there is talk about guns, society, liberty and security. In order to have a conversation we need to establish the basic fact that gun control and alcohol control are the same fundamental question about...

The Freedom to Sell Yourself

The Freedom to Sell Yourself

Some very basic truths we should all be able to agree upon regarding sex work. You own yourself. To deny this would imply that someone else can own you.A free person only enters into a contract if they will be better off for having done so.It should not be illegal to...

Libertarians oppose no policy*

Libertarians oppose no policy*

People who don't understand liberty often say that people who want liberty are selfish. People know that libertarians oppose government controlled healthcare, government controlled unemployment insurance, government controlled education and government controlled...

Free Wildstar Update!!!

Free Wildstar Update!!!

Holy crap! Just one week ago we had Nickolas Wildstar on the Liberty Lunch Power Hour. If you're not familiar with what was going on, here's a quick synopsis. Nickolas Wildstar, had been a victim of injustice at the hands of officers and our court system. Nickolas...

An Open Letter to the Libertarian Party

An Open Letter to the Libertarian Party

My fellow “big L” Libertarians, I wanted to wait until the new permanent Executive Director was announced before publishing this. I am delighted that Tyler Harris was selected as permanent ED. Were I to have had any input, he would have been my first choice. I believe...

A Legacy of Rigged Debates

A Legacy of Rigged Debates

Did you get a chance to read the first blog in our series? If not, click here to start! Perhaps the most enduring controversy for the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) has been its commitment to excluding candidates not running with either...

Can I Volunteer with People for Liberty?

Can I Volunteer with People for Liberty?

As People for Liberty jumps into electoral work, we’ve been receiving more and more questions about who can participate in what ways with our efforts. While we’re not able to provide legal advice, the following is meant to be a helpful resource to provide a general...

What is People for Liberty?

What is People for Liberty?

Engage People. Embrace Principles. Affect Change. People for Liberty is focused on empowering people to take action in the political process and reclaim the liberty promised by our forefathers. We do not represent the official Libertarian Party or an official campaign...

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