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  • I’ve had a hard time finding books/articles/blogs/etc that talk about free market environmentalism or similar.  I just purchased a copy of Free Market Environmentalism by Terry L. Anderson. Got any suggestions?

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  • I’m looking for book suggestions. Books that you think may one day be considered classics in libertarian literature. No Mises, Rothbard, etc. Preferably published in the last 5-10 years. More recent is better.

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  • I ended up getting salvage rights and am tearing down an old church built in 1866.  Miscellaneous stuff like doors,stained glass windows, and pews I have sold on Craigslist. The church has a vaulted ceiling, and is covered with antique pressed tin ceiling tiles.  There is about 1650 square feet or so. The foundation beams and floor joists are white oak.  There is about 4000 board feet of these timbers. The support beams in the walls, header beams, wall studs, trusses, etc. are American Chestnut.  There are 46 foot long hand hewn beams. In the early 1900’s, the church tore out the original oak flooring, and put down Southern Yellow Pine flooring (sometimes called Heart Pine.)  It is 3.25 wide and 3/4 inch thick.  It is not the old growth, wide board flooring that is in high demand.  There is about 1200 square feet of this. What would you do with this lumber?  There are guys that will buy it all, but they only want to pay 5%-10% of what it is really worth. (because they may have to store it for years before they can get it sold. From what I understand, the market for barnwood and high value specialty woods has dried up quite a bit after 2008. A local business made high quality hardwood flooring.  10 years ago they couldn’t keep up with demand.  They went out of business a year or so ago. I have the storage space to store all the lumber.  But what to do with it?  From what I have seen, reclaimed lumber shelves may be the highest value use for many of the boards, for the minimal labor involved.  I may try making a few harvest tables, as they are really popular right now. I know that using the hand hewn beams and heavy timbers is popular to make fireplace mantels, but I honestly don’t know how deep the market is for mantels.  Mantels commonly sell for $70-$100+ per linear foot, but I know of very, very few people who have a beam mantel. Some folks use the old pressed tin ceiling tiles to make a backsplash, and I have seen people cut out the center and turn them into mirrors, or frame the tiles as wall art. I have a decent woodworking shop at my disposal. (Saws, planers, routers, etc.)  I also have metal working equipment for making floating shelf brackets and stuff like that. (Metal lathe, mill, welders, etc.)  I also sell my honey at various art and craft shows, so I could always market stuff alongside my honey since I will already be at these markets. So what would you make to sell if you were sitting on these kinds of materials?  How would you go about marketing this stuff?

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  • I currently have a 3 and 1 year old. I have been at ends searching for liberty minded books to read to them. Does anyone have any suggestions. I also teach school ages so please feel free to throw in books for older children.

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  • I am happy to announce that Vulgus Press is not up and running! Vulgus = of the people. Yes, that’s you and me. The crew at Vulgus are voluntaryists committed to a non-political and self-sustaining lifestyle. Vulgus Press opens its e-doors to offer material that can be found nowhere else – original new works and forgotten old ones. Too many heroes of liberty are unsung, today and from the past. Too many issues are undiscussed or dissolve into intellectual brawls. Vulgus applauds the heroes and presents the controversial analysis. Much of the material will be free to all; some will be for sale. Our first published book for sale is Wendy McElroy’s new “Rape Culture” Hysteria: Fixing the Damage Done to Men and Women. It dissects ‘social justice’ and confronts a political threat to every college student and sexually active adult. An original image depicting men and women in harmony is available on merchandise in the Vulgus Press e-store. http://www.cafepress.com/vulguspress Our first free book is a biography of the early years of the publisher Raymond Cyrus Hoiles: R.C. Hoiles: The Everyman of Excellence. http://www.vulgus.org/page.php?bk=11 Despite building the most successful libertarian publishing empire in history, Hoiles’ story has never been told. (His correspondence with Ludwig von Mises is also available on the site for free.) An original image depicting this unsung hero is available on merchandise in the Vulgus Press store. http://www.cafepress.com/vulguspress We also plan to offer a range of services in the active practice of daily freedom. For example, we have lined up interactive support from an expert on how to design and build Small Homes. We’ll expand according to market feedback which means according to feedback from you. Vulgus Press returns liberty to the street and kitchen table where it belongs because that’s where working people gather. Liberty does not come from politics or academia. It lives in parents who get up every day to provide a better future for their children; it grows with those who act to grasp their own destinies; it beams from the face of anyone with pride of accomplishment. Liberty thrives in the practical solutions to every day problems. We value your companionship on this first step of our journey. Come: * read the free material and, perhaps, make a donation * browse the goods for sale in our store * share your ideas for how we should grow, what would benefit you * introduce yourself by contacting http://www.vulgus.org/contact.php Vulgus Press salutes you for the same reason the elites of the world fear and need you: you are the engine that drives the world. You are liberty. The Vulgus Crew

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