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If you don’t champion liberty, who will?

November 9th, 2017 (No Comments)

If you don’t champion liberty, who will? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question: The libertarian movement has my best wishes and hopes for success. I am eager to see you succeed, and I will put my money and time where my mouth [...]

Can people today handle freedom?

November 2nd, 2017 (No Comments)

Can people today handle freedom? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question: While I agree with the fundamentals of libertarianism, I am afraid that, at this stage of the human evolutionary process, most people couldn’t handle complete freedom. How many people do you [...]

How could theater and the arts survive without government funding?

October 25th, 2017 (No Comments)

How could theater and the arts survive without government funding? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question: I consider myself ideally a philosophical (and political) libertarian already, even though I’m only 15 years old. However, I have a passion for theater and the [...]

Are smokers infringing on your rights?

October 17th, 2017 (No Comments)

Are smokers infringing on your rights? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question: I disagree with your recent column on smoking. Why is it up to the non-smoker to choose a smoke-free work environment or restaurant? Isn’t this a case where a person’s [...]

Is libertarianism a combination of liberal and conservative ideas?

October 10th, 2017 (No Comments)

Is libertarianism a combination of liberal and conservative ideas? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question: I have been on a political “soul search” lately. Someone suggested I take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. I ended up scoring as a libertarian. I have [...]

Are libertarians aware of safety concerns regarding legal marijuana?

October 2nd, 2017 (No Comments)

Are libertarians aware of safety concerns regarding legal marijuana? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question: I think libertarians are wrong to support legal marijuana. Do you really think it wise to smoke pot and work with machinery, cars, trains, planes, or motorcycles, [...]

Could non-profit co-ops and “mutual aid societies” help make basic health care available for all?

September 24th, 2017 (No Comments)

Could non-profit co-ops and “mutual aid societies” help make basic health care available for all? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question: I think part of the problem with today’s health care system is the over-reliance on insurance companies. They are (rightfully) in [...]

How could society function without government-issued IDs?

September 21st, 2017 (No Comments)

How could society function without government-issued IDs? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question: Without a national ID (for example, Social Security numbers or driver’s licenses) how would banks and other institutions verify your identity for their services? How could they prove, for [...]

How can I make a difference in the world without money?

September 13th, 2017 (No Comments)

How can I make a difference in the world without money? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question: I’m a college student. I want to support libertarian and/or charitable organizations to make the world a better place. But I don’t have the money. [...]

How can we have fire protection and other services without taxes?

August 27th, 2017 (No Comments)

How can we have fire protection and other services without taxes? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question: If there were no taxes, how would we pay for hospitals, military defense and rescue workers? It would stink if a privatized fire fighter let [...]

Can we cut military spending without endangering U.S. security?

August 21st, 2017 (No Comments)

Can we cut military spending without endangering U.S. security? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question: In a libertarian society, the U.S. military would be scaled down. By doing this, won’t the U.S. be putting itself at risk should it face a country [...]

How will libertarians help those who are disadvantaged?

August 10th, 2017 (No Comments)

How will libertarians help those who are disadvantaged? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question In every human endeavor that has been measured, humanity shows a distribution of talent, ability, error, height, weight, intellectual capacity, etc. that follows the traditional bell-shaped curve. That [...]

How can we solve America’s economic woes?

July 25th, 2017 (No Comments)

How can we solve America’s economic woes? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question: How can you balance the budget, pay off the debt, and slash spending without doing away with entitlements, like Social Security and Medicare, that people have paid into for [...]

How do you define a victimless crime?

July 19th, 2017 (No Comments)

How do you define a victimless crime? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question I’m a Libertarian candidate for prosecuting attorney, and I’m seeking to craft short answers for my campaign. One of my campaign promises is that I will not seek to [...]

Shouldn’t we intervene in other countries if we could save lives?

July 6th, 2017 (No Comments)

Shouldn’t we intervene in other countries if we could save lives? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question If we have the power to save lives by intervening internationally, which is the greater evil: imposing our will on others or the destruction of [...]

Are private schools unfair?

June 13th, 2017 (No Comments)

Are private schools unfair? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question I live in England, where the private schools are derided by some, not because they are bad, but because they are thought of as unfairly benefiting the wealthy. I disagree. I believe [...]

What will happen to people with low incomes if minimum wage is done away with?

May 31st, 2017 (No Comments)

What will happen to people with low incomes if minimum wage is done away with? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question: If you take away minimum wages, businesses can pay whatever small amount they want and keep the rest for profit. What [...]

How would roads be operated and financed in the ideal libertarian world?

January 28th, 2017 (No Comments)

How would roads be operated and financed in the ideal libertarian world? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Question: How would roads be operated and financed in the ideal libertarian world? How would traffic violations, actions which may be victimless crimes but would be [...]

Do libertarians favor gun control?

January 24th, 2017 (No Comments)

Do libertarians favor gun control? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. QUESTION: I am unclear on the libertarian stand on gun control and crime. Should there be gun control in a libertarian society? And if so, how much? MY SHORT ANSWER: Firearms, like fists, can [...]

Should slander be protected as free speech?

December 18th, 2016 (No Comments)

Should slander be protected as free speech? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. QUESTION: I have questions about a past column of yours on the topic of blackmail. You wrote: “Many libertarians consider slander of a person’s reputation to be a violation of the non-aggression principle; [...]

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