Freedom News Digest: THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2022 The Damage of the Libertarian Brand

To maintain peace throughout the world, the grounds for conflict should be reduced as much as possible. The first step in this direction must be to respect and protect private property throughout the world. The ideal would also include complete freedom of trade and freedom of movement. Political boundaries would no longer be determined under threat of military conquest or aggressive economic nationalism, but rather by legal plebiscite, i.e., by vote of the individuals concerned. In such a world, the national sovereignty under which one lived or worked would be relatively immaterial.
— Bettina Bien Greaves, The Freeman [September 1979]
July 7, 2022
The Damage of the Libertarian Brand
In the last two days, critics on Twitter have taken me to task for pointing out in two blog posts (see here and here) that school vouchers are anti-libertarian. They say that there is nothing wrong with libertarians supporting vouchers because (1) vouchers supposedly make things better; (2) vouchers supposedly transition toward the libertarian ideal of separating school and state; and …
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Immigration Deaths and Open Borders
by Jacob G. Hornberger and
Richard M. Ebeling
The Future of Freedom Foundation
Debate: Should the U.S. Be Sending Weapons to Ukraine?
Scott Horton vs. Cathy Young
Does Lithuania Want To Start A War With Russia?
by Doug Bandow
American Conservative
The U.S. Is Welcoming Finland and Sweden to NATO. That’s a mistake.
by Daniel L. Davis
NBC News
Get Out of Syria
by Daniel Larison
What If the Federal Government Destroys Our Freedoms?
by Andrew P. Napolitano
Washington Times
The Positive Externalities of the American Revolution
by David Henderson
Does The Constitution Need To Be Amended?
by John Stossel
Stossel TV
Leave the Gas Station Owners Out of It
by Peter C. Earle
Private and Public, a Conflict of Interest
by Nick Kyriazi
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
7 Ways the Right Has Failed Americans
by Laurence M. Vance
Earlier this year, Republican members of the House held their three-day annual retreat, the House Republican Issues Conference, in …
Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich, Part 2
by George Leef
McCloskey and Carden also devote many chapters to refuting mistaken ideas about the reasons for the Great Enrichment….
Declare Your Independence from Tyranny, America
by John W. Whitehead
Imagine living in a country where armed soldiers crash through doors to arrest and imprison citizens merely for criticizing government officials. Imagine that …
The Impact of Hans Sennholz
by Jacob G. Hornberger and Richard M. Ebeling
What was the impact of Hans Sennholz on the libertarian movement? Join FFF president Jacob G. Hornberger …
Everybody’s Guilty
by John W. Whitehead
The burden of proof has been reversed. No longer are we presumed innocent. Now we’re presumed guilty unless we can prove our innocence…
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