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It's Time to Abolish City Government

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From Catalhoyuk to Podunk:
It's Time to Abolish City Government

by L. Neil Smith
Given today's technology, as well as the temper of the times, there is no longer any justification for the existence of city governments. For maybe as long as 10,000 years, cities, constructed on the sites of resources such as obsidian (in what may be mankind's earliest city, mentioned in the title, above), metals, fuel, and water, have served humans as gathering and trading places, refuges of mutual defense, focal-points for the arts and sciences as they began to develop.
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Train Wreck—Hungary
by Jim Davidson
A few weeks back I mentioned that there were many trillions of good reasons to think that the sovereign debt crisis would spread from Greece to other eurozone countries. One of the countries mentioned in my analysis was Hungary. And it just blew up, enough to drag the US stock markets down.
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Texas Secession: A New Nation Without Taxes?
by Russell D. Longcore
Can you imagine... in your wildest dreams... life without taxes? No income tax, property tax, sales tax, ad valorem tax, corporate tax, no Social Security, no Medicare... and the list goes on and on? What could you do with 100% of the money you earned?
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Welfare—the PC way to say "Get Back In The Slave Shack"
by Neale Osborn
Is Welfare the new slave chains, just aimed at the poor, no matter the skin color? I think so, and here's why. Back when slavery was legal, slaves lived where the master said, ate what he provided, wore what he supplied, and did what master said. There was an infinitesimal possibility of getting away from him and running your own life. Families were broken up at his whim. So how is welfare the new Slave master, with a larger target group? Here's my take on it, but first some facts. I am white, lower middle-class, and I have never been on welfare. I do not guarantee that my opinions on this are based on factual info, it comes from talks with many who have been on welfare, and from long conversations with a black engineer at Corning, Incorporated, where I used to do contractor work. He grew up on welfare, and told me how it went for him. We would talk politics, and one day, Teddy Kennedy's name came up, and a man there said "Well, Teddy is a good friend to Blacks, isn't he?" My friend said "No, and here's why."
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The Essence of Morality
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I have spoken before of rights. I must warn you now that today, I will speak of sex and morality.
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Green as in Money
by Craig Goodrich
I grew up in rural Wisconsin.and spent my adolescent summers at my aunt's place on the St. Lawrence River. I know and love the people and lifestyle. Not terribly cosmopolitan, sometimes, but peaceful, close to the earth, and very, very human.
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Playfully Roguish
Fun & Games at the 2010 Libertarian National Convention

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The tallest national monument in the United States, the Gateway Arch monument in the Jefferson national expansion memorial is the icon of St. Louis. It is a fitting place for libertarians to get together, since it is the site of so much history. Jefferson violated the constitution, in his own words, by finding no power to purchase territory, and purchasing a huge amount anyway. The Lewis and Clark expedition to map parts of this territory and tell lies to various native Indian tribes was started near where the arch stands today. And the Dred Scott decision which would inspire John Brown to insane acts of reckless engagement with government involved the court house there in St. Louis. As you know, momentous events followed the Dred Scott ruling, including a war for the independence of the Confederate States which was not entirely successful. That war shed the blood of about one million and thirty thousand soldiers on both sides, including more dead than in all the other wars before and since fought by Americans going back to Jamestown.
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