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Published January 05, 2012 in Celebrities by Zach Varnell
No, we are not making this up! Humorist Dave Barry is a libertarian, and has been for years. In a 1994 interview with Reason magazine, Barry credited writer Sheldon Richman with convincing him to embrace libertarianism, back in the 1970s.
"Sheldon and I would argue," Barry told Reason. "I mean, really argue.... Then in the late '70s, I begin to see. I think the gas crisis had something to do with it. I began to realize, this is all happening because of the government. And I began to think (Read More)
Published December 20, 2011 in Celebrities by Zach Varnell
Who says musicians have to be liberals?
Not John Popper, the harmonica-playing wizard and lead singer for the band Blues Traveler. He's proud to call himself a libertarian -- albeit one with conservative leanings. "[I'm] a libertarian who is a Republican when pushed," he told the St. Petersburg Times (January 8, 2003). Popper was less equivocal in a 1996 interview with MTV. When asked about his political views for the music channel's Rock (Read More)
Published May 06, 2011 in Celebrities by Zach Varnell
David Friedman (b. 1945) is the leading advocate of life without any government interference. He's an amiable man, a formidable debater and a writer who's a pleasure to read. He earned his B.A. at Harvard University, his M.S. and Ph.D. (both in physics) at the University of Chicago. After stints teaching at the University of Chicago Law School, Cornell Law School and UCLA Department of Economics, among other places, he currently teaches law and economics at Santa Clara Unviersity in California.
He is best-known for (Read More)
Published April 15, 2011 in Celebrities by Zach Varnell
Tax protester and gun smuggler Hess (1923-1994) became a successful journalist who made a well-publicized intellectual journey from Goldwater speechwriter to libertarian compatriot of Murray Rothbard. Along the way, he became an exceptionally graceful author, putting fundamental issues about as well as they could be put.
He was often described as the "most beloved libertarian."
Hess was editor of Libertarian Party NEWS from 1986-1990 and afterward served as editor emeritus. He was the author of more than a dozen (Read More)