It’s that time of the month where I get everything together for my monthly Center for a Stateless Society feature. In Liberty and Creativity I explore how creativity will be involved in a successful struggle for liberty and how a free society will foster greater creativity. This includes a brief look at how creators can thrive in the absence of intellectual property regimes.
I also did my regular two news commentaries this week.
In No Boondoggle Too Costly I take a look at what Governor Christie’s support of funding the Meadowlands Xanadu complex says about the mentality of government.
Even a self-styled reformer rules by the logic of government: “We’re digging ourselves into a hole, so let’s get more shovels.” Climbing out of the hole would make you look like a quitter.
It’s easier to dig when you can use taxation to make others pay for the shovels. Government is not funded by individual choice. It is funded through coercion based on the choices of those making the rules.
Liberty For All Means Immigrants Too is a response to people expressing concern for liberty while advocating government restrictions on the liberty of immigrants.
Immigrants should not be seen as a threat to liberty, but as potential allies in the fight for liberty.
Liberty means nothing if the freedom of any group is placed above individual liberty. And people do not stop being individuals if they are born in a different country.