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Foreign aid – the wrong thing for the wrong reasons

By Nathan Barton The libertarian position on foreign aid is straightforward: Foreign aid is unconstitutional. Foreign aid is an illegitimate purpose of government. I am a firm believer in foreign aid.  I have donated to foreign aid projects many times: … Continue reading

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Hey, it’s just money; or is it?

By Nathan Barton What is the problem? No, it is not just the idea that the answer to all government-recognized ills is to “throw money at it.” That is a symptom of the disease. Three recent stories in Freedom Net … Continue reading

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Ignorance, hypocrisy, and other character defects

By Nathan Barton While I am concentrating on conservatives and liberals in this article, does it not apply to virtually all of us?  We can all be ignorant, unknowing, hypocrites, inconsistent, and prone to attacking others with hurtful words or … Continue reading

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Taxes and Government Waste

By MamaLiberty I have interesting conversations, even with liberals. A few lately have given me a lot of food for thought, but not much encouragement on the individual liberty front. Most people just don’t seem to “get it,” at least … Continue reading

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Taxpayers, Slaves, Employees, Wages, and Gifts

By Nathan Barton Ronald Reagan had a number of good quips, including this one: “The taxpayer; that’s someone who works for the federal government, but doesn´t have to take a civil service examination.” And of course, doesn’t get paid for it. There … Continue reading

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When is enough enough? Local government and its role

By Nathan Barton A correspondent shared an article from the Tampa Bay (Florida) Times about a bill in Florida that would raise the “homestead exemption” for property taxes to $75,000.  That is a scheme by which the first $75,000 appraised … Continue reading

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The Efficacy and Ethics of Voting

By Ben Stone As many times as I have spoken and written on this topic, I chose restraint on formally addressing it again until the madness of the 2016 election cycle faded. The reason for this restraint is that I … Continue reading

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