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Must We Seek the Divine?

The last time I wrote about my religious beliefs, I said that I was starting over, "rebuilding" my foundation. I intended to get to the bottom of whether or not God exists, and journey forward from there. Two interesting forks occurred along the way. I thought I'd take a moment to share them.Read the rest at EVC.

Building a Culture of Liberty V: Agorism

"Agorism is a libertarian social philosophy that advocates creating a society in which all relations between people are voluntary exchanges by means of counter-economics, thus engaging in a manner with aspects of peaceful revolution." So says Wikipedia. What is counter-economics? According to the father of Agorism, Samuel Konkin, "the study or practice of all peaceful human action which is forbidden by the State." I think agorism is a much broader concept and practice than was ever suggested by Konkin, and a necessary foundation to building a culture of liberty.Read the rest at EVC.

Building a Culture of Liberty IV: Radical Unschooling

As shown in the previous installment, schooling is an extremely poor practice for building a culture of liberty. Parents who've begun building that culture at home through attachment and positive discipline will find schooling to be a major counter-productive step in the socialization and enculturation of their children toward liberty. Instead, such parents should educate themselves on the philosophy known as radical unschooling. Not only does it meet the psychological and intellectual needs of children better than schooling, but it's also the best way to continue building a culture of liberty.Read the rest at EVC.

Building a Culture of Liberty III: Schooling

Schooling is the typical next step in a person's life, and the socialization that occurs in school is quite ill-suited to building a culture of liberty. That's the intent, actually. Modern schooling was founded in Prussia as a means to socialize children into the acceptance of state authority (always illegitimate) and a life of subservience to parents, opinion makers, educators, bureaucrats, and bosses. The brilliance of schooling in this regard was not lost on the rest of the world's ruling class. It quickly spread to every country on earth. Today, schooling is touted as a child's right and necessary for becoming a functional adult. But everything about school is antithetical to building a culture of liberty.Read the rest at EVC.

LPL - December 2014 Update

In December 2014, LPL sold 636 books across North America and Europe. Here are the top 5:
154 copies, For a New Liberty - Murray N. Rothbard27 copies, Our Enemy, the State- Albert Jay Nock26 copies, Economics for Real People - Gene Callahan22 copies, The Mystery of Banking - Murray N. Rothbard21 copies, Notes on Democracy - H. L. Mencken LPL's all-time top 5 bestsellers are:
For a New Liberty - Murray N. RothbardOur Enemy, the State - Albert Jay NockPrinciples of Economics - Carl MengerThe Mystery of Banking - Murray N. RothbardEconomics for Real People - Gene Callahan