"Have you ever noticed how statists are constantly "reforming" their own handiwork? Education reform. Health-care reform. Welfare reform. Tax reform. The very fact that they're always busy "reforming" is an implicit admission that they didn't get it right the first 50 times."
- Lawrence W. Reed
Living Like a King (or Better!)
by Jason Riddle
The choices available to the average person in America today could not be imagined by the aristocracy of a century ago. We live far more lavishly and have far more opportunities than most all people that have walked the earth at any time throughout history; including the present day.
I am not royalty, but I live better than kings and queens of the past. The opportunities and experiences I have been afforded in my lifetime would make the great rulers of history rile with envy.
The government directly funded the original research into many core networking technologies, but after creating the idea the government sat on it for a quarter century and denied access to all but a handful of people. Its great commercial potential was locked away.Read More...
#4Amtrak Joins the Police State by Wendy McElroy (FFF.org) The partnership between DHS and Amtrak allows the government one more avenue of surveillance; it chips one more bit of freedom away from the average person, who is just trying to make it through the day. Another channel of convenience and freedom is being lost to national-security agents who seem determined to turn all of America into an airport screening zone.Read More...
In this new report, Cato scholar Chris Edwards examines the tax and spending decisions made by governors since 2010.Read More...
Liberty Out Loud Podcast
Atlas Shrugged - 55 Years Later
Tonight is opening night for Atlas Shrugged Part II. In today's podcast, Jason talks about the theme of Ayn Rand's classic novel and how the message is even more relevant today than when it was written 55 years ago.(Listen Here)
Laissez-Faire Books has been publishing and distributing books on liberty, with a focus on economics and finance, since 1972. The theme is freedom and its role in building a prosperous civilization, and the belief that state intervention is universally dangerous and damaging to human liberty.