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The Libertarian Enterprise
—An International Journal of Opinion —
Issue 953, December 24, 2017

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The Editor’s Notes
by Ken Holder, Editor
Another A NOTE FROM YOUR PUBLISHER, and a funny picture and a few random comments at random about randomish stuff.
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Letters to the Editor
from Mike Blessing, Jim Woosley, J. Neil Schulman
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Mesopotamian Merriment
by L. Neil Smith
’Tis the season to be whiny. Everywhere you go, what you hear, even above the recorded Christmas Muzak in the mall, are social critics of the self-appointed variety, religious crybabies, and assorted other spoilsports, parasites, and sour apples whimpering over just about every aspect of the winter holidays you can possibly think of.
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The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent
by John Erskine
If a wise man should ask, What are the modern virtues? and should answer his own question by a summary of the things we admire; if he should discard as irrelevant the ideals which by tradition we profess, but which are not found outside of the tradition or the profession—ideals like meekness, humility, the renunciation of this world; if he should include only those excellences to which our hearts are daily given, and by which our conduct is motived,—in such an inventory what virtues would he name?
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Cryptocurrencies for the Win
by Jim Davidson
Of the top 100 cryptocurrencies in the world today, every single one is experiencing a dramatic drop in its dollar-denominated price except for Bitcoin Dark, Agoras, Burst, and Sentiment, as I write this sentence. With 1,375 currencies now trading on over 7,700 exchanges, there is a lot of activity in this area of monetary innovation. It seems appropriate to discuss it, now, while there is a "correction" going on, because if past performance is any basis for future results (and it isn't always) we can expect cryptocurrencies to move "sideways" for a time, form pennants to go with their flagpoles as the technical analysts sometimes say, and break out again to new heights in the coming year.
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Cultural Marxism:
One of Those Legitimising Ideologies that Come and Go

by Sean Gabb
Last month, I wrote a defence of Charlie Elphicke, my Member of Parliament. He had been suspended from the Conservative Party while the Police investigated him for an alleged sexual assault. He has still not been arrested or charged. He has still not been told the nature of the complaint against him. It may be that he is about to be unmasked as a serial sex-murderer. More likely, the sinister clowns who direct law enforcement in this country have found nothing that even they regard as an assault worth prosecuting. But, if the former of these possibilities might embarrass me, the general reflections I made on his case stand by themselves. What I wish now to do is to elaborate on these reflections.
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Moore of the Same
by T. J. Mason
As someone who has been on and off paying attention to Alabama politics for the past thirty years or so, I have been very aware of Judge Roy Moore for a long time.
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Lessons from Rome
by Jim Davidson
Call me crazy and you'll join a long line of persons who have already done so, but it does seem to me that it is little wonder that art and literature decayed dramatically in the period following the hunting down and murder of Cicero who was one of Rome’s most famous authors. Why was Cicero, an author whose body of work was so vast, and whose influence was so great that up to the 19th Century nearly every author was regarded as either reacting against or returning to his style, hunted down and killed? Oh, he said some things that upset Marc Antony, who was politically powerful at the time. Early in the Second Century AD, Antony had Cicero hunted throughout Italy and on being found, had him killed and his head and hands brought back to Rome where they were nailed to the Rostrum for all to see. Something of an object lesson there for the budding author, yes? One would think.
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End Notes: Latest News From Greater Appalachia
by Jeff Fullerton
The Grinch and Scrooge are the stereotypical vilifications of the capitalist by people—mostly on the Left. Ironically these people are often great social benefactors who aside from creating businesses that employ millions and generate surplus income for politicians to steal —including garnishments from the wages of the workers —also make philanthropic contributions that build libraries and hospitals. Like the one I work for!
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