Libertarian news & views (18/12/08)

Once again, climate change was a big issue in the libertarian blogosphere. Jennifer Marohasy notes the Rudd 5% commitment and discusses the role of oceans in climate change, we hear that Al Gore says the arctic may disapear, Jim Fryar gives the facts of stranded polar bears, Tim Wilson looks at the climate policy & free trade, while Andrew Norton looks at climate change in the media.

Jason Soon sparked a debate about the economics of Nazi Germany. Speaking of world wars, SkepticLawyer looks at Hoppe’s hypothetical about how the world would have looked without America joining WW1.

Andrew Norton keeps an eye on the voucher debate, and concludes that the Bradley higher education reports undermines their voucher proposal by failing to fix the price signals. Sinclair Davidson also isn’t impressed.

Australia’s libertarian political party got it’s  name back, and Jim Fryar posts a speech done by LDP Treasurer David Leyonhjelm on guns. Also on guns, Jason Soon noted the modest relaxation of gun laws in NSW. And more on politics… Sukrit Sabhlok explores the links between libertarians and the left, and Amir Butler points out that Bush’s legacy is statism.

Back on the economic crisis, Stephen Kirchner looks at the role of Lehman Brothers in the US collapse while Alan Moran objects to the spending policies of Kevin Rudd. And over at Online Opinion, Justin Jefferson blames the economic troubles on government, not capitalism.

6 thoughts on “Libertarian news & views (18/12/08)

  1. John, this regular blog round-up is a good idea. However, no movement can progress unless there’s a print publication. Not everyone is an Internet geek.

    I want to investigate the prospects for having a quarterly libertarian publication, titled “The Libertarian Review”. It would charge a low subscription fee (just enough to cover the printing & postage), and feature well-developed articles exploring libertarian political strategy, theory, news, economics or whatever.

    Are there any legal obstacles to this idea?

    Or can someone just use Microsoft Publisher to set up a 4 page double-sided newsletter and send it out to people?

  2. Even harder to sell advertising until you have a few issues out there with a demonstrated market.

    Like I said, the only obstacles are financial. Pretty similar to political parties really.

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