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The Unbiased Americans welcome Lawrence Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education, and author of such books as Rendering Unto Caesar: Was Jesus a Socialist? (www.amazon.com/Rendering-Unto-…) and Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism (www.amazon.com/Excuse-Me-Profe…).

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  • Good morning, fellow lovers of liberty. I have a new article today the the Freeman: “Proud Little Englander” Here’s the part I’m guessing people might want to discuss or debate: There is a division within libertarianism over the question of vocabulary and the importance of semantic positioning. While some debate the definition of, for example, capitalism or patriotism, others argue that it is folly to get stuck in struggles over terminology. Explain what you mean, the latter contend, and don’t worry over the words. I understand why the semantic quibbling can seem both endless and pointless, but the lesson I take from the linguistic history of our movement, broadly defined, is that the words do matter. The slurs work, and their effects can still be felt over a century later, when the specific debates have long been forgotten. (But please do read the whole article for context.) Thanks, BK

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  • Tired of people telling you that your video games are useless? Hit them with this article from the Freeman (www.fee.org), and tell them to join the new virtual economics classroom. http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/virtual-worlds-real-economics

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