"But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime."
- Frederic Bastiat
Freedom is Good
by Jason Riddle
At its core, the argument for individual liberty is a moral one. Individual liberty is worth fighting for because it is right and good. More specifically, it is individual freedom that makes the concept of morality possible. Freedom to think and act is closely related to our understanding of moral responsibility, blameworthiness, and praiseworthiness. According to Lawrence C. Becker, “Morality…is the activity of deciding what rational agents ought to do and be, all things considered, and then doing or being those things.” If external factors entirely determine what we do, if it is not up to us, how can we be responsible?
DownsizingGovernment.org gives a department-by-department guide to cutting the government's budget. This website is designed to help policymakers and the public understand where federal funds are being spent and how to reform each government department.
Meltdown - Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (2009) - “A Free Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse.” If you are interested in the truth about the financial crisis and want to learn the basics of sound economic theory, this book is for you. Be warned, anyone who thinks the government is helping things will probably be offended. Woods does not hold back in placing the blame squarely where it belongs. (Read More)
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