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Child Labor In School And Out

Friday, December 23rd, 2011   Submitted by Brian Anderson

The other day I began reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. Though I’m a bit turned off by some aspects of Jobs’s personality, I’m fascinated by the entrepreneurial eagerness that seemed to fill his brain from an early childhood.

Looking back, many other industry titans, including Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, also had jobs when they were young; their intuition wasn’t limited to the classroom.

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Getting To Medical Freedom

Monday, December 12th, 2011   Submitted by Brian Anderson

An interviewer once asked H.L. Mencken, “If you find so much that is unworthy of reverence in the United States, then why do you live here?” Mencken quickly responded, “Why do men go to zoos?”

It is for the same reason that I find myself continually watching political debates.

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Peter Thiel: The New Libertarian Elite

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011   Submitted by Brian Anderson

Peter Thiel, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, was born in Germany in 1967. He cofounded PayPal (which was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion only one year after PayPal went public), he was an angel investor in Facebook, and he now sits on that extremely successful company’s board of directors. These are only a few of his spectacular achievements. (more…)

Converting Republicans On Immigration

Monday, October 17th, 2011   Submitted by Brian Anderson

As many of us ex-Republicans (and ex-Democrats) on this website already know, becoming a libertarian wasn’t a comfortable transition. It’s always stressful to have your views challenged, especially if they aren’t fully developed, and it’s even more stressful when you realize that you were wrong. It seems like human beings will jump through any loophole in order to prove themselves correct despite overwhelming evidence against them.

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