Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Folk activism and alcohol

The always-interesting Patri Friedman kicked off this month's edition of Cato Unbound with an essay about naive libertarian activism. Worth a read for anyone serious about achieving a libertarian society. He also has a new blog!

In other news, Jeff Miron, a libertarian economist at Harvard, writes about his research on federal drinking age policy for Forbes.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Affirmation of states' rights, based on Jeffersonian principles

New Hampshire state representative Dan Itse appears on the Glenn Beck show:

Unfortunately, the committee did not recommend this bill, so it looks like it won't pass. (But the representative from Keene voted for it, which is reassuring.)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Patri Friedman: Free State Project vs. Seasteading

The Free Talk Live interview can be found on the Seasteading blog here. From the blog:

TSI and FSP aren't really competing at all in the short-term. Moving to NH is something that americans can do today to increase their liberty. I'm skeptical of how much additional liberty they will be able to get in the long-term, but as a short-term strategy it is safe, low-risk, and available today. In the long-term, the two movements will compete - but we will be able to compete on our merits, no need for an abstract debate. That is, over the next 5-10 years, we will see whether the FSP can make NH substantially freer, and we will see if the incremental path to seasteading is proceeding. If one fails, the choice is easy. If both succeed, then it will depend on the individual's preference between a high-freedom, lower-comfort pioneering lifestyle, and a more limited-freedom, higher-comfort US lifestyle.

The greater the options on the menu for freedom-lovers, the better for all of us.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Courts, Hats, and Roommates

I live with this guy:

He managed to get some local newspaper coverage here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Somalia, via Stefan Molyneaux

I have my disagreements with Stefan Molyneaux, but in this video I agree with practically everything: