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The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism


I have recently come across an excellent resource called the Encyclopedia of Libertarianism, which can be downloaded here or on our Downloads page. It consists of thoughtful articles on a host of topics of interest to current and aspiring libertarians. I particularly recommend the General Introduction, which gives a fascinating insight into the history of liberal and […]

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Are Multinational States more Conducive to Individual Liberty than Nation States?


Mont Pelerin Society – Istanbul 2011 Special Meeting Friday 30 September – Monday October 3, 2011  Theme:  NATION, STATE AND LIBERTY Session 1 09:30, Saturday, October 1st, 2011  Liberty and the Nation State   Paper Are Multinational States more Conducive to Individual Liberty than Nation States?  by  Leon Louw CEO: Free Market Foundation of Southern Africa […]

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Kapow! on Ayn Rand


Posted on behalf of Katharine Louw. Ayn Rand had more than one sex scene, first of all. But secondly, I don’t think her attitudes toward sex are important. I know many Libertarians who have some very odd and perturbed attitudes and fascinations with sex… far more strange than Ayn Rand. I don’t think she condemned […]

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National Curriculum not binding on private education


Court confirms : National Curriculum not binding on private education Statement by the Pestalozzi Trust 25th March 2011 Judge  Cynthia Pretorius confirmed in die Pretoria High Court today that the state curriculum is not binding on independent schools and parents who educate their children at home. The judge rejected an application by homeschooling parents and […]

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Contributing articles to Libsa


WordPress is a superb blogging tool,  generally regarded as one of the best.  However, some learning is required before using it effectively. Since most people are deeply allergic to reading Help files, I will put down some advice in the form of a post. Anyone can read the libsa blog by going to libsa.wordpress.com, and […]

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More libertarians than you’d think


Two recent blogs, one on the Mail & Guardian Thoughtleader, one in the Daily Maverick,  point to a depth of libertarian sentiment in the general public that surprised me. I would guess it would surprise most libertarians, who are rarely seen commenting in these ever so plebian places. Check out http://www.thoughtleader.co.za/amandasevasti/2010/10/18/why-the-drug-war-can-never-be-won/ and http://www.thedailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2010-11-02-away-with-fascist-seat-belt-laws Feel free to […]

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Crowdsourcing


I have recently come across a new concept called “crowdsourcing”, which is particularly relevant to the libertarian ideas of individual autonomy and freedom. The idea is that one uses technology to mobilise crowds of people to do things that individuals can’t, and that governments do badly.  It is a means of getting individuals to work […]

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