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The Odds Are Never In Your Favor

By Andrew J. / January 1, 2016

The irony of the phrase “may the odds be ever in your favor” is not lost on the readers of the Hunger Games trilogy of novels or the film adaption. Despite the grimness of the story, over 65 million copies of the books have been sold. The total box office take so far has exceeded […]

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How to Rebuild a Free Society After the SHTF

By Andrew J. / November 13, 2015

The topic of our symposium this morning is “What Must Be Done,” which originally was the title of a talk given by Dr. Hans-Hermann Hoppe at a Mises Institute conference in 1997. Hoppe posed his title as a declarative, but it’s also the question we all wrestle with as libertarians in a world so dominated […]

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Discover True Personal Freedom Right Now

By Andrew J. / July 15, 2015

It’s Independence Day! The 4th of July! Burgers! Picnics! Fireworks! That’s what it’s all about, right? Go, America! Actually, no, there probably weren’t any hotdogs cooking on the grill on Independence Day in 1776. When the founding fathers of our nation signed the Declaration of Independence, they probably weren’t wondering if the beer was cold […]

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Medieval Peasants Had More Freedom Than Us

By Andrew J. / May 18, 2015

Charlemagne and his descendants were not able to sustain empire. There were many physical reasons for this – the difficulty of defending vast reaches, invasions by Vikings, Saracens, and Hungarians, etc. But the root of the demise was an idea – an idea so strongly held that it overcame the most powerful entity in Western […]