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07/14/2005 Archived Entry: "A New Libertarian Paradigm for Freedom"

WHEN BEN IRVIN SENT THIS DOCUMENT (pdf format) yesterday, I admit my first reaction was, "Uh ... that's pretty off the wall." And it is.

Thesis: After over thirty years of failing to start a revolution through persuasion, it is time for libertarians to reproduce themselves the way successful cultures and groups do: by generating a large number of children, either naturally, by adoption or ideally, by both.

Yet a genuinely new paradigm (which is what Irvin and his co-author Greg Garber call their proposal) always sounds off the wall. And they make an intriguing case. So ... take a look and consider.

Posted by Claire @ 09:20 AM CST

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