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The Law Of Power

From the author's introduction:The people of the world stand under the principle of power. The whole social entity is governed by power, this being the highest value peoples aspire to and by which they counted, weighed, and judged. But, contrary to what is usually assumed, it is not external power which determines everything, but fundamentally internal power is the core of the power phenomenon. As this core gradually matures over time, it bursts open the shell...

The Return of Big Spending Republicans?

Under President Obama, Republicans grew accustomed to their role opposing the prevailing winds of Big Government. Apparently the fastest way to turn conservative hawks into libertarian doves is to elect a national security hawk and Democrat as president. Now, the Right’s small-government rhetoric will be put to several key tests. Chief among them is whether they will bring military and entitlement spending under control, or let the national debt grow to even more unsustainable levels. Ivan Eland (Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at the Independent Institute) spent 15 years working for Congress on national security issues, and served as Principal Defense Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office; he knows a national security threat when he sees one. He joins Bob to point out the elephant in the room – one that's not going anywhere just because of the new “elephant” in the oval office. Eland identifies the United States’...

Inauguration Special – Bob on KFAX

The page has officially turned on President Obama's two terms of ever-expanding executive power. However, while the Obama administration has served as a steady foil for Bob's small-government libertarianism since the start of this show, now is no time to start going soft on the executive branch. Bob went on Craig Roberts' Life!Line show to comment on President Trump's inauguration speech. The show aired on KFAX (1100AM in the SF Bay), and begins with the full length of Trump's speech starting at 5pm, followed by commentary by Bob and two other local guests. What should we make of Trump's proposed "buy American, hire American" rules? Are these compatible with his promise to give power back to the people? Regardless of what happens in the next chapter, we look forward to bringing you the freshest libertarian ideas, from the smartest guests in radio, and continuing to stand up for individual freedom for the next four years.Listen below:Read more...

Dr. Tom Palmer on Self Control vs. State Control

With the inauguration of President-elect Trump coming later this week, citizens of the United States have developed radically divergent expectations for the next four years. Those who enthusiastically pulled the lever for Trump see a man who can “Make America Great Again” with policies prioritizing domestic interests, while many others fear that he will roll back the progressive, big-government victories of the last eight years. However, the two camps may share more in common than they realize. Both, after all, view government as a primary force to manipulate industries and individual actions to improve outcomes. Dr. Tom Palmer, executive vice president for international programs at the Atlas Network, has an alternative way of looking at things. His new book, “Self Control or State Control? You Decide,” goes beyond mere ideology to questions that every thinking person should be asking. His essays (among several others featured in the book) speak to the...