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Understanding Classical Liberalism

I have been thinking about posting videos on facebook to open people's eyes to Classical Liberalism.

I have watched this video a couple of times and like the way 'Rocking Mr E' explains these principles in interesting terms so i thought I would share this one with people here;

http://youtu.be/4l0zA5469HE

If you have any other videos that would be good to introduce people to these ideas please post links below and I will give them a rating out of 5 stars!

Think I may have to actually do something more than the odd conversation to spread these ideas.



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I bet this guy sometimes hits his head on his light fixture...

just sayin'...

If I could get everyone to listen to one thing, it would be...

The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude - by Étienne de La Boétie (circa 1550). I just found these the other day. I can't get enough, and I've read and/or listened to quite a bit.

http://www.dailypaul.com/271885/the-politics-of-obedience-th...

Cheers!

Will save for later, usually when cleaning the house these audio's are a good way to learn.

The review is pending.

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

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Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

The clip is a good generic summary

Classical liberals, however, historically had nothing to do with modern Libertarians. Most considered value judgement solely subjective, thus, Mises' utilitarianism.

Only Ayn Rand first introduced individual (natural) rights as derived from REASON (not from god, not from nature, not from rothbardian empty axiom.) The implications were the most dramatic that made political world squeal.

If people, the majority, do not use reason and rational morality consitently (but use feelings, longing for Utopia on Earth or in the sky, sacrificing individual men for society, community, common good, universal neighbor, obsessed with fertilized eggs and the poor, etc) THEN individual rights sooner or later are trumped by the collective.

Great point.

Reason must win over emotion....

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

serious question

For what reason would the average individual choose to submit to reason and a system of rational morality?

Also, how many (percentage wise) would have to submit for order to prevail? Just your personal ballpark estimate would suffice.

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle."

I don't think we need 50% to agree with us.

Just %50 to tolerate our view and accept that it has merit. Maybe only 10% could do the job if we align ourselves with the right groups.

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

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Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."