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May 16, 2024 at 7:00 PM

The Digital Dollar is Our Death Knell

The Digital Dollar is Our Death Knell Imagine having to hand over power that would allow authorities to track and review all your transactions. Such includes what were once anonymous The Digital Dollar is Our Death Knell By Max Borders …
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May 8, 2024 at 7:06 PM

Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 6: Inequality

Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 6: Inequality The Inequality Principle is simple: Inequality, under normal conditions, is a feature of the economy, not a bug. If inequality results from political Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. …
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May 4, 2024 at 5:03 PM

CiVL May Newsletter

CiVL May Newsletter We're so grateful to you and the leadership at The Advocates for incubating our streaming platform. CiVL is adding hundreds of new titles and podcasts Thank you, Advocates Readers We're so grateful to you and …
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May 1, 2024 at 7:09 PM

The Intellectuals and Redistribution

The Intellectuals and Redistribution As armed functionaries stand over you demanding tax to redistribute, remember that some of those funds will be redistributed to tenured radicals paid The Intellectuals and Redistribution By Max Borders …
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April 24, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 5: Entrepreneurism

Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 5: Entrepreneurism There are three basic types of entrepreneurs: innovators, arbitrageurs, and organizers. And, of course, truly great entrepreneurs express all three of Principles of Market Fundamentalism…
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April 23, 2024 at 12:04 AM

📚 Don't Miss Out on our World Book Day Sale! 📚

📚 Don't Miss Out on our World Book Day Sale! 📚 Special offer inside Dear John, Happy World Book Day! To celebrate the joy of reading and the power of ideas, we're thrilled to announce a special sale—all books in our store are 25% off until midnight…
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April 17, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Should You Vote?

Should You Vote? Not voting, and opting out of participation in the system in general, is not merely a protest or an abdication of responsibility. It is a different ap Should You Vote? By Christopher Cook Fixing what is or buildi…
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April 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 4: Money

Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 4: Money The principle is that money has specific properties that make it useful as a medium of exchange, a unit of account, and a store of value. Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 4: Money By Max B…
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April 5, 2024 at 1:40 AM

World's Smallest Political Quiz in NYT article

World's Smallest Political Quiz in NYT article The Advocates has collaborated with The New York Times to promote the ideas behind the World's Smallest Political Quiz! I have incredible news. Remember our mission...We want to persuade people to understand, embrace, and advocate self-gover…
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April 3, 2024 at 7:32 PM

The Roots of a Renaissance

The Roots of a Renaissance True liberalism is the doctrine that animates the American project. It is the only hope for any pluralistic society to thrive The Roots of a Renaissance By Max Borders We can share the Ten Commandments …
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March 27, 2024 at 7:39 PM

Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 3: Rules

Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 3: Rules Economies operate according to institutional rules, and some rules are better than others. Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 3: Rules By Max Borders …
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March 20, 2024 at 8:09 PM

The Best Defense

The Best Defense We’ve argued that if you want someone to act, there are only two ways: persuasion and compulsion. At some level, then, persuasion is the language of m The Best Defense By Max Borders The more we practice self-pos…
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March 13, 2024 at 9:00 PM

Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 2: Exchange

Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 2: Exchange In the absence of force, fraud, or bad information, exchange occurs lawlike when two parties believe they will be better off than if they do nothing. Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 2:…
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March 13, 2024 at 1:00 AM

We’re Listening: Tell Us What You Love (And Don’t)

We’re Listening: Tell Us What You Love (And Don’t)  Take our quick survey and receive tailor-made content just for you.  We’re reaching out to better understand your preferences, aiming to deliver content that resonates with your interests and aspirations. Your feedback will play a pivot…
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March 7, 2024 at 8:00 PM

What Do You Think About Gun Control?

What Do You Think About Gun Control? Take our newest survey and discover where you really stand on the issue. What Do You Think About Gun Control? Take our newest survey and discover where you reall…
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March 6, 2024 at 9:00 PM

Paradigm Wars

Paradigm Wars Science is undergoing a wrenching evolutionary change. In fact, most of what we consider to be carried out in the name of science is dubious at best Paradigm Wars By Max Borders How human networks bring down science…
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March 5, 2024 at 6:00 PM

🌍 World's Smallest Political Quiz at Crossroads?

🌍 World's Smallest Political Quiz at Crossroads? What Quiz questions would you change? The political ground is shifting beneath us. Do you understand what's happening?  Also, what does this political shift mean for the future of assessing one's poli…
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February 28, 2024 at 8:02 PM

It Takes Courage to Change Our Relationship to Power

It Takes Courage to Change Our Relationship to Power We unite against using the threat of violence to further our ends, but this fundamental moral commitment puts us at a disadvantage. It Takes Courage to Change Our Relationship to Power By Max B…
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February 21, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 1: Value

Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 1: Value Through the ages, the world’s finest minds have built entire theories on the idea that value is objective. They thought it was possible to use, for ex Principles of Market Fundamentalism, No. 1: V…
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February 14, 2024 at 10:39 PM

If We Try to Leave, Will They Let Us Go?

If We Try to Leave, Will They Let Us Go? We don’t want to force anyone to go with us. We just want to be free to go. If We Try to Leave, Will They Let Us Go? By Christopher Cook & Editor Sadly, there is a brighter line betwee…
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February 7, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Can We Have Welfare Without the Threat of Violence?

Can We Have Welfare Without the Threat of Violence? The idea was to see that the least fortunate in society could meet their basic needs. But these systems brought along a set of perverse consequences. Can We Have Welfare Without the Threat of Vi…
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January 31, 2024 at 8:15 PM

The Trigger

The Trigger But I told Murphy that there is a point beyond which I would be willing to fight back. But when I asked myself, “What point, exactly?” I didn’t have a The Trigger By Max Borders What is the point at which we have "not…
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January 24, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Political Authority Ain't Golden Rule Compliant

Political Authority Ain't Golden Rule Compliant There is something fundamental about the Golden Rule. It crops up variously around the world, in just about every tradition. Political Authority Ain't Golden Rule Compliant By Max Borders …
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January 17, 2024 at 10:33 PM

The Deep State is Breaking Down

The Deep State is Breaking Down Since the Frank Church Committee investigations of the 1970s, the deep state’s information control structure remains functional. The FBI, CIA, DHS, an The Deep State is Breaking Down By Max Borders …
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January 16, 2024 at 6:09 PM

Short Answers to Tough Questions with Mary Ruwart

Short Answers to Tough Questions with Mary Ruwart Sign up for an exclusive course with award-winning author Mary Ruwart. Have you been frustrated when trying to answer questions about the libertarian philosophy from your friends a…
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January 12, 2024 at 12:27 AM

The Constitution: Restore or Replace?

The Constitution: Restore or Replace? High Minds—those who embrace what political scientist James C. Scott calls high modernism—have attacked it. We don’t need protection from unreasonabl The Constitution: Restore or Replace? By Max Borders …
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December 27, 2023 at 9:10 PM

Darkness Before the Dawn

Darkness Before the Dawn If America’s decline roughly parallels that of Rome, we’re probably in the bread and circuses stage (or empires and entitlements). Our governance syst Darkness Before the Dawn By Max Borders 2024 is more …
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December 24, 2023 at 8:03 PM

Holiday Cheer and Warmest Wishes

Holiday Cheer and Warmest Wishes Wishing you a lovely Holiday season and a liberty-packed New Year! Dear Friends, On behalf of The Advocates, we want to thank you for your support and all that you do to make the wor…
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December 20, 2023 at 9:04 PM

True. Beautiful. Good.

True. Beautiful. Good. For a while, truth has a way of playing hide-and-seek with us, like a child who thinks he’s invisible as he hides behind a sheer curtain. We claim we True. Beautiful. Good. By Max Borders Our lives are noth…
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December 13, 2023 at 8:05 PM

The Economy is Too Complex for Mission Control

The Economy is Too Complex for Mission Control Instead of stable institutional rules, interventionito meddle in the macroeconomy. Instead of respecting economic decisions distributed among The Economy is Too Complex for Mission Control By Max Bor…
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December 6, 2023 at 8:03 PM

The Singing Revolution: A Reflection

The Singing Revolution: A Reflection What sets The Singing Revolution apart is how it interweaves personal stories with historical events.The producer/director duo, Jim and Maureen Tusty The Singing Revolution: A Reflection By Max Borders …
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December 6, 2023 at 8:00 PM

The Singing Revolution: A Reflection

The Singing Revolution: A Reflection What sets The Singing Revolution apart is how it interweaves personal stories with historical events.The producer/director duo, Jim and Maureen Tusty The Singing Revolution: A Reflection By Max Borders …
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November 29, 2023 at 9:00 PM

If only this were the real post office! 🤩

If only this were the real post office! 🤩 My daughter Sophia is three. So, of course, she likes to play. But she’s also a toddler. And toddlers say goofy things.knew, felt connected to Sophia’s Post Office By Max Borders. …
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November 28, 2023 at 7:00 PM

I had no idea libertarianism was an option...

I had no idea libertarianism was an option... Here's why you should support the Advocates this Giving Tuesday "I had never heard about libertarianism before I took the World's Smallest Political Quiz." The Quiz taught me that I'm actually a l…
  Michael Sertic · [email protected]
November 24, 2023 at 9:13 PM

⚡ 🤓 Liberty Book Sale

⚡ 🤓 Liberty Book Sale 30% Off Iconic Libertarian Books Looking for something great to read over the holidays or a meaningful gift idea? We're taking 30% off everything in our bookstore as a special thanks for being a subscriber. Visit our li…
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November 22, 2023 at 8:01 PM

The Giving Paradox

The Giving Paradox Note that when McCarty donated, she didn't give it to any ol’ organization. She gave based on what she knew, felt connected to, and what held meaning The Giving Paradox By Max Borders Elyse Chia …
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November 15, 2023 at 8:11 PM

The Academy Has Fallen. The Children Are Lost.

The Academy Has Fallen. The Children Are Lost. Recent events indicate that higher education is rotten, particularly in the Anglophone world, though not exclusively. The Academy Has Fallen. The Children Are Lost. Get your money and your kids out o…
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November 8, 2023 at 8:00 PM

The Richest Poor Person in History

The Richest Poor Person in History Mama’s day began well before the cock crowed. If she was going to make breakfast, she had to get the cook stove going with kindling and firewood. The Richest Poor Person in History By Max Borders My great-grand…
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November 1, 2023 at 11:02 PM

Beware of Those With Big Plans for Us

Beware of Those With Big Plans for Us When we operate from a one-size-fits-all mindset, we inadvertently alienate those who find themselves in different circumstances. And we forget that Beware of Those With Big Plans for Us  By Max Borders …
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October 25, 2023 at 11:10 PM

Redistribution: The Parable of the Gini Sisters

Redistribution: The Parable of the Gini Sisters One day, the sisters agreed to pool their funds to improve the street. They were all concerned about crime and safety, and wanted a more attractive Redistribution: The Parable of the Gini Sisters By…
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October 18, 2023 at 8:00 PM

An Open Letter to a Young Marxist

An Open Letter to a Young Marxist Someone has provided for you for most of your life. Some parental figure saw to your needs, whether food, clothing, or amusements, and you were An Open Letter to a Young Marxist By Max Borders …
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October 12, 2023 at 4:54 PM

Media Manipulators and their Foul Egregores

Media Manipulators and their Foul Egregores Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s words once captured an industry’s ethos. Today the inscription is more like a monument to the dead. Media Manipulators and their Foul Egregores By Max Borders …
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October 4, 2023 at 9:44 PM

What is Subversive Innovation?

What is Subversive Innovation? The formula for beating back authoritarian control is an innovator's dual mandate: Reduce transaction costs and increase predation costs. What is Subversive Innovation? The formula for beating back authoritarian co…
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September 25, 2023 at 5:44 PM

Of Being and Barn Raisings

Of Being and Barn Raisings If you have ever been to a barn raising, you are among the last of a dying breed. In rural America, you might find a few. Of Being and Barn Raisings By Max Borders Sweet music of community…
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September 21, 2023 at 10:05 PM

How can you resist?

How can you resist? In the last installment, I opened by claiming that: An urge to control originates in our unconscious minds, which comes from our fear. Resisting The Great Temptation By Max Borders All animals ar…
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September 6, 2023 at 1:00 PM

Fear and the Leviathan Formulation? 🍎

Fear and the Leviathan Formulation? 🍎 The breakdown of a free civilization starts in the shadow. An urge to control originates in our unconscious minds, which comes from fear. Fear’s Intellectual Fruit: The Leviathan Formulation By Max Borders …
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August 24, 2023 at 7:14 PM

Do you know the Power's Playbook?

Do you know the Power's Playbook? There is a perverse circularity to modern power. In some cases it’s tactical. In others, it’s evolved. Power’s Playbook: Cause the Problem for Which You Are the Solution By Max Borders …
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August 9, 2023 at 4:00 PM

Are you a Self-Sovereign? 👑

Are you a Self-Sovereign? 👑 Do you blindly follow orders and accept the status quo, or do you think for yourself and question authority? Are You a Self-Sovereign? By Max Borders A self-sovereign is not someone who …
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August 2, 2023 at 11:59 PM

Write a new Constitution, win $25,000 💰

Write a new Constitution, win $25,000 💰 Advocates for Self-Government and Social Evolution are teaming up to bring you a Constitution of Consent Contest. We want to see self-government realized in our lifetime. So, The Advocates is partnering wi…
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July 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM

Open Letter to Aliens on Recon Missions 👽

Open Letter to Aliens on Recon Missions 👽 Have aliens have been buzzing around Earth for decades? Is humanity ready to meet them? An Open Letter to Aliens on Reconnaissance Missions By Max Borders In a recent House…