Tag Archives: Education

Do we really need colleges?

By Nathan Barton The land is filled with them.  According to what data source you look, there are at least 4,000, and perhaps more than 5,000 in the Fifty States (Some, like the WaPo, claim that there are 5,300 “fiefdoms” … Continue reading

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The heartbreak of government-run tax-funded schools

By Nathan Barton Recently, Vicki E. Alger a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, a libertarian-conservative think tank, in Oakland, California, published a new book, Failure: The Federal “Misedukation” of America’s Children. I’ve not been able to read the book yet, … Continue reading

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Camel in the tent #2: “Public Schools”

By Nathan Barton Author’s Note: This is the second in a series of commentaries on specific items which have contributed to the destruction of our liberties here in the Fifty States. There are many, which are often ignored as we … Continue reading

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Human Basics: Liberty in Action (was: Libertarian Commentary on the News, #15-04D)

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  Let us look at two basics of human life today, to start.  Marriage and health care. Judge Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court is back in the news, telling his governor and legislature that … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-18E: Government-ruined schools and taxes

By Nathan Barton Good morning:  some good news to those of us who have to travel a lot on the highways and byways of America: supposedly fuel prices may be dropping a bit as we go into late spring and … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-18B: Stupid government at home and abroad

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  What are the first words popping up in your head when you think of politicians and bureaucrats?  Mine are increasingly “brain-dead.”  This especially applies to cops.  How much of a mess are we in because … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-36B: World Wars and the Home Front

Islamic wars: Arab street revolt, Syrian front – Stupid FedGov Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists (Daily Telegraph) Fears that the rebellion against the Assad regime is being increasingly dominated by extremists has fueled concerns in … Continue reading

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