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The Price of Politics

In the just concluded presidential election campaign in the United States, the candidates and their party allies spent a combined $2 billion according to a report on Reuters on November 7, 2012. Journalist Bob Woodward has published a book entitled … More

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The American Dream

Whether Americans have cause to give up on the historical American dream of an ever better future is the subject of the cover story by Jon Meacham in the June 21, 2012 issue of Time magazine.

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Education and compulsory schooling

People exposed to the ideas of this website—that everything in society should be on a voluntary, non-coercive basis–sometimes ask how, without the state and taxation, education would be provided to children of impecunious families.

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Electricity shortages in the third world of the U.S.A.

August 2012 “Rotating outages” of electricity happen routinely in third world countries. Now parts of the U.S., including Southern California, are in danger of periodic loss of electricity for extended periods of time. Southern California Edison is notifying its customers … More

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Federal election 2012 in America: both political parties are incompetent to solve the financial problems of the U.S.

A  YouTube presentation [link below] shows that all the taxes the U.S. federal state will collect in the year 2012 are used up by mandatory entitlement programs (Medicare, Social Security, etc.) and interest on the national debt. So Congress has … More

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Announcement: Publication of Taming the Violence of Faith by Jay Stuart Snelson

Jay Snelson spent many years compiling material and marshaling his ideas for a book which has just been published: Taming the Violence of Faith: Win-Win Solutions for Our World in Crisis (2011). Although the copyright date is 2011, actual printing … More

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Understanding America’s Economic Doldrums (2008-2012)

We reproduce below a letter from Jeff Herman of Bell Canyon, California to the editors of The Wall Street Journal published online on August 1, 2012 and in the print version, Opinion section, on August 2, 2012. It is published … More

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Happy Birthday America–July 4, 2012

America is spacious and beautiful. It is the birthplace of the idea that people do not need a king to rule over them. America has enormous strengths of which often its own native-born residents are either unaware or which they … More

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Our Lives—Thoughts on Freedom

It is the time of the  summer solstice, a daily reminder of the life-giving energy that comes to us from the sun at this time of year in the temperate latitudes when the sun is with us through most of … More

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Jay Snelson V-50 lectures available in DVD format

After delivering the V-50 lectures for fourteen years, in 1977-1978 Jay Snelson presented his last V-50 lectures. Thanks to the endeavors of Charles Holloway, those lectures were reproduced in DVD, MP-3 format in the year 2008 and published with the … More

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Political Democracy in America, a new chapter, added June 21, 2012

On June 21, 2012 there has been added to the website, Capitalism: The Liberal Revolution, a new chapter entitled “Political Democracy in America.” The link to this new chapter is

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Taxing the “Super-Rich”

Master investor Warren Buffett published an Op-Ed essay in the New York Times of August 15, 2011, entitled “Stop Coddling the Super-Rich.” Buffett said that his income tax rates are lower than tax rates on the other 20 people in … More

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Health Care Added to Chapter “Replacements for the Political State”

Today we have added an essay on health care to the chapter of the book entitled “Replacements for the Political State.”

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Famine — Its Source in War and Politics

While famine can be caused by extremely adverse climatic conditions, the most severe examples over the past century have been man-made via coercive politics and warfare. Sources for statements below are provided at the end of this post.

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Book Continual Editing

Taking advantage of the unique characteristics of Internet publishing, we have already made editorial changes in the Book section of this site, and expect to do so in the future. If you have already read portions of the book, they … More

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A Few Recent News Items and Observations on the High Cost of State and Local Government


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Happy Birthday America!

July 4th is our favorite holiday, as it marks the largest step forward so far in the advance of human freedom. On July 4, 1776, 56 individuals, including representatives of all thirteen states comprising the British colonies in America, signed the Declaration of Independence, beginning with the following description: More

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The Decline and Fall of The Modern Welfare State

The problems of Greece have been much in the news of late. Because such problems are not unique to Greece, we prepared the following last year as an article for another publication we issue quarterly. More

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Announcing Capitalism the Liberal Revolution

This website will publish a version of the work of Andrew J. Galambos (1924-1997). Mr. Galambos lectured on science and freedom in the greater Los Angeles area from 1961 until 1984. More

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