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10 Things Libertarians Need To Change Part 1: Recognize Libertarianism Is A Broad Idea

"It is the differing definitions of freedom, and the degree of government needed to protect that freedom is what separates all libertarians. Many are extremely enthusiastic about their chosen sect and want others to believe them, but we cannot let passion quench the fire of one who may match goals but have a different view of society’s organization." Writes Luke Henderson in the first of a 10 part series on what libertarians need to change in 2019.
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Health Care Needs An Uber Revolution

"The current state of medicine in the US is depressing. Medical cartels rule and the people suffer as a result. Instead, I would like to transform the system so that all of the patients in the United States are treated like I was on that Time Square street. Where I was able to ride in a limo for the price of an UberX."
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Gun Control: How the Media Manipulates You to Give Up Your Rights

"I want to be perfectly clear, I’m not going to try and change anyone’s mind, I simply want to give information not otherwise known, and let you make up your mind for yourself. Anyway, let's begin."
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Canadians Hunt For Liberty On The Rise

"We have an opposition party that is conservative in name only, which are now self-proclaimed to be a centrist party that also agrees with the Paris accord and released an immigration plan that contradicts what they say in the house." writes guest author Greg Coughlan
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Tariffs: How Republicans Are Missing The Mark In Democratic Strategy

"A recent analysis conducted by the right-leaning organization “Tax Foundation” has found that the Trump tariffs have had an impact on consumers, which is something we all knew was going to happen. What this analysis focuses on, specifically, however, is exactly who is impacted the most of the consumers that have taken a hit. Those hit the hardest? Lower- and middle-class families."
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Yellow Vest Movement: What Libertarians Need To Know About France

"France decided to announce a gas tax in an attempt to roll out a greener economic policy. New taxes? Revolution? It’s a Libertarian’s dream scenario, right?! There’s only one problem, a lot of the people in France are standing up against the government, and demanding more government."

Who Would Build The Roads: A Guide To This Age Old Question

“Who would build the roads?” This is one of the most commonly asked questions directed towards Libertarians. People tend to ask this because it seems like...
Black Friday

Black Friday: The Best & Worst Of Capitalism

"Almost every year there are cases of fights, stabbings, shootings, tramplings, and just pure, violent mayhem that comes along with these deals. People line up well before the crack of dawn to be the first to get their hands on the hot-ticket items of the year. Black Friday has been called the best example of the worst of capitalism due to what it brings out in people all in the name of crass consumerism for deals that businesses could really do more often. "
TSA

TSA Has Outlived What Little Purpose It Had

With the holiday season upon us, air travel is quickly ramping up as millions of Americans begin to move about the country to visit...
EU/UK

How Bad Is May’s Brexit Deal? Very

Over 21 Members of Parliament have submitted letters of no-confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May’s leadership after submitting a Brexit deal plan that pleases...

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May’s Deal is Dead, but She Isn’t, and Banning Scented Candles

"Guys, the reason why the UK population chose to leave the EU was to be rid of unnecessary government overreach. We’re not doing this so we can finally tell everyone in the country what to consume or not to consume. Just leave people alone." Writes James Smith in this week's UK News Roundup. Don't forget to check out his weekly column on Being Libertarian every Monday called "Opting Out" as well!
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Malaysia Goes Nationalistic, & Cotton On The Moon

"The news this week is quite spicy compared to other weeks as we’re looking at two things involving China and the passage of a nationalistic law in Malaysia." This week's is a good one!
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Bad Arguments Vol. 30 – “Don’t You Lock Your Door?”

"In my personal opinion, there have been valid and consideration-worthy arguments from both sides...Both sides have their talking points, each of which carries its own weight. The “lock your door” argument is not among them."