"A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society.”
- Ludwig von Mises
Government Health Care Violates Human Rights
Republicans and Democrats have both shown they support socialized, government solutions to healthcare – only varying by degree. Democrats are just a more consistent and explicit in their message, but there is really not a material difference when it comes to basic principles.
Advocates for liberty should argue that Obamacare, and for that matter any government intervention in the market of providing health care, is a blatant violation of human rights.
Contrary to the critics, the free market does not mean we are all on our own and struggling for survival against our fellow citizens. The market is, in fact, the greatest forum for human cooperation ever discovered. In the market, we truly are all in it together. Read More...
Liberty Out Loud Podcast
Electoral Politics, Ron Paul, and the Prospects for Liberty (20mins)
The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE),one of the oldest free-market organizations in the United States, was founded in 1946 by Leonard E. Read to study and advance the freedom philosophy. FEE’s mission is to offer the most consistent case for the “first principles” of freedom: the sanctity of private property, individual liberty, the rule of law, the free market, and the moral superiority of individual choice and responsibility over coercion.
Libertarianism: A Primer–David Boaz (1998) - Liberty. It’s a simple idea, but it’s also the linchpin of a complex system of values and practices: justice, prosperity, responsibility, toleration, cooperation, and peace. Many people believe that liberty is the core political value of modern civilization itself, the one that gives substance and form to all the other values of social life. They’re called libertarians. (Read More)
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