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  •  B.K. Marcus

    The Language of Liberty ("Proud Little Englander")

    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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  •  Ron Danielowski

    Can Video Games Teach Liberty and Economics? The Freeman Thinks So

    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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In 1785, 25-year-old Thomas Clarkson entered a Cambridge essay contest with the prompt “Is it lawful to make slaves of others against their will?” His response, and his subsequent 46-year fight against the evils of slavery truly changed the face of the Western world. Join Larry Reed to learn more about this inspiring tale and perhaps take home some inspiration of your own in the modern fight for liberty Tuesday, September 23rd at 9pm EDT!

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