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Save the Trees, not by protesting, but by buying them. One group is taking that to heart. What’s in the News with stories on Amber Guyger update, cop fired for working with the feds, stolen votes, school active shooter drill, can’t find enough replacement cops, Florida town stealing a man’s home, and murder FBI stats. Finally, and Ask Me Anything where I answer your questions on secession, too many pets, my favorite tool, and libertarians taking hand-outs

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Rodger is a long-time libertarian activist, the founder of PaxLibertas Productions, host of The LAVA Flow podcast, Vice Chairman of the NHLP, Regional Captain for the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence and former Chairman and Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas. Rodger has also served on the national Libertarian Party Judicial Committee.

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  • The other day I was reading The Perfect Storm by Johan Norberg and I suddenly realized how very alike a market is to an ecosystem. I’m a biologist by training but have only been reading Austrian economics for two years or so. The more I read the more I feel I should put together a course called “Economics for natural scientists”. The left has been completely in charge of academia here in Sweden for a long time, decades. However, it has proved rather more difficult to infiltrate the natural sciences than the social ditos. But they are doing it through appeals to emotion when it comes to environmental issues. By presenting political intervention as a given, the only question is how much. By exposing this and explaining the economic realities of examples like Tragedy of the commons I could at least help to counteract this, as we call it in Swedish, “rödröta”. Red rot. Now, I thought I’d come on here for some help to gather my thoughts and get your valuable input on points and examples to bring up, that are both pertinent to economics and environment. I’d like to be able to explain very simply and also stay constructive. – What are some good examples of basic economic principles? – What are some good enviro-examples where these principles are relevant? – What are some liberty/economic solutions to common environmental problems? – What should I read? I hope I was able to get across what I’m trying to do, I often get carried away by my thoughts. 1. Teach some basic economics to natural scientists in their language. Show analogies between ecosystems and markets to make the latter as intuitive as the former. 2. Illustrate through theory and real-world examples the difference between statism- and liberty- oriented approaches to solutions of environmental problems. + Success-stories. By this thread I hope to sketch out an outline of such a lecture series or course. Thank you SO much for helping out. My thoughts and ideas are just all over the place!

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  • I was curious if there are any folks around here who subscribe to any of Casey Research’s paid publications. I’m wondering if you do- 1) Do you feel it is a good value? 2) Has it helped you increase your wealth? 3) What level of investor is the publication you selected geared towards? I’m not expecting anyone to reveal any “top secret” stuff, I’m only to trying to decide if subscribing is right for me. Thanks!

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  • For libertarians who consider themselves environmentalist, What do you think should happen if someone dams up the river going through their property? Essentially ending all the profits or destroying the property value for all the other people that used that river.

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