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The Truth About Professional Associations

As societies become increasingly regulated by central bureaucracies, the working man’s traditional freedoms are slowly being extinguished.  Less than a century ago, doctors, lawyers and engineers could work without any state oversight, regulation or licensing.  The free market employed a system of apprenticing and relied upon reputation to sort the good practitioners from the bad. […]

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Libertarian Lives Matter

There is little question that individual liberty and economic stability have taken a beating during the past fifteen years.  Most state institutions, from the Supreme Court to local governments, have been active in diminishing our traditional freedoms.  CSIS and other alphabet soup spy agencies now intrude into our personal lives in order to categorize our […]

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The Battle Against Political Extremism

It is becoming more common for the mainstream media to warn Canadians about the threats posed by domestic extremists. This was emphasized by Vic Toews, the Canadian Minister of Public Safety, in his article entitled “Building Resilience Against Terrorism: Canada’s Counter-terrorism Strategy.” He warns that the peace, order and good government of Canada is in […]

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Charlie Hebdo Goes Critical

The murder of eleven employees of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris has grabbed international headlines. It was, indeed, an appalling act. Western media outlets went ballistic.  Politicians from around the world descended on Paris and locked arms in a staged event to show their support for the media and freedom of speech. (Whether the […]

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Alleviating Separation Anxiety (Part 2)

…all human interaction, without exception, should be based on voluntary agreement. No one should be forced to associate with anyone else against his will. – Dr. Walter Block, Secession, 2007. In a previous posting, I highlighted the fact that separation for Québec is a “no-brainer”. Not only is it straightforward because a referendum is not required, but […]

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