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2015-02-20 Hour 3 Jeffrey Tucker
Author, Executive Editor of Laissez Faire Books, Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me, and fellow Foundation for Economic Education, on the Satoshi Roundtable meeting
The Case for Freedom
by F.A. Hayek
The case for individual freedom rests chiefly on the recognition of the inevitable ignorance of all of us concerning a great many of the factors on which the achievement of our ends and welfare depends.
If there were omniscient men, if we could know not only all that affects the attainment of our present wishes but also our future wants and desires, there would be little case for liberty. And, in turn, liberty of the individual would, of course, make complete foresight impossible. Liberty is essential in order to leave room for the unforeseeable and unpredictable; we want it because we have learned to expect from it the opportunity of realizing many of our aims. It is because every individual knows so little and, in particular, because we rarely know which of us knows best that we trust the independent and competitive efforts of many to induce the emergence of what we shall want when we see it.
Humiliating to human pride as it may be, we must recognize that the advance and even the preservation of civilization are dependent upon a maximum of opportunity for accidents to happen. These accidents occur in the combination of knowledge and attitudes, skills and habits, acquired by individual men and also when qualified men are confronted with the particular circumstances which they are equipped to deal with. Our necessary ignorance of so much means that we have to deal largely with probabilities and chances.
Of course, it is true of social as of individual life that favorable accidents usually do not just happen. We must prepare for them. But they still remain chances and do not become certainties. They involve risks deliberately taken, the possible misfortune of individuals and groups who are as meritorious as others who prosper, the possibility of serious failure or relapse even for the majority, and merely a high probability of a net gain on balance. All we can do is to increase the chance that some special constellation of individual endowment and circumstance will result in the shaping of some new tool or the improvement of an old one, and to improve the prospect that such innovations will become rapidly known to those who can take advantage of them.
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And another example of how we are to abandon Statist Controls...
Letters to the Editor • Space Travel and Exploration
GROUND STATIONS ARE JUST THE BEGINNING: THE SATNOGS STORY
Written by: James Babb
When you think of satellites, you may think of the Space Shuttle extending its robot arm with a huge piece of high-tech equipment waiting to pirouette into orbit. This misconception is similar to picturing huge mainframes when thinking about computer
Opinion • Global Edition
Politics: Libertarian Campaigns
Freedom is the Answer,... What is the Question?
Freedom Activism 101
If you're not a little bit uncomfortable with your position, it isn't radical enough. How can you be too principled? Take the most extreme position you can. You're claiming territory you won't have to fight for later, mostly against your "allies."
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Freedom Activism 101
The following aphorisms are the work of libertarian novelist L. Neil Smith. They have been the bedrock for libertarian activism in Arizona for the last 10 years (since 1994 - now going on 21 years, this was written a while ago) and are the best explanation I can provide for the tactics of our past/future. Enjoy.
*Never soft-peddle the truth. It's seldom self-evident and almost never sells itself, because there's less sales resistance to a glib and comforting lie.
*Understand from the minute the fight begins that you're going to take damage. Accept it. (You'll always suffer more from the idiots and cowards on your own side than from any enemy.) Keep your overall goal in mind above all. Those who swerve to avoid a few cuts and bruises defeat themselves.
*If you're not a little bit uncomfortable with your position, it isn't radical enough. How can you be too principled? Take the most extreme position you can. You're claiming territory you won't have to fight for later, mostly against your "allies."
*Go straight to the heart of the enemy's greatest strength. Break that and you break him. You can always mop up the flanks and stragglers later, and they may even surrender, saving you a lot of effort.
*Know, down to the last cell in your body, that the other guy started it. He's the one who put things in an ethical context where considerations like decency and mercy have no referent. The less pity moves you now, the sooner you can go back to being a nice guy.
*If you lose, go down fighting. It costs nothing extra, and now and again ...
*Remain the judge of your own actions. Never surrender that position by default. When the enemy screams "Foul!" the loudest, you know you're doing him the most damage. Those who help him scream are also the enemy.
*Second thoughts, failures of confidence, nervous last-minute course-changes are all detours and recipes for defeat. The time to think is before the battle - if possible, before the war - not in the heat of it.
*It is moral weakness, rather than villainy, that accounts for most of the evil in the universe ?" and feeble-hearted allies, far rather than your most powerful enemies, who are likeliest to do you an injury you cannot recover from.
*Know, otherhandwise, that the easiest, most humiliating path to defeat is thinking that to beat the enemy you must be like him. Avoid the temptation to set your values aside "for the duration." What's the point of fighting if you give up what you're fighting for? If remaining consistent with your values leads to defeat, you chose the wrong values to begin with.
*Never aim at anything but total achievement of your goal: the utter capitulation of the enemy. Every effort involves inertia and mechanical losses, so adopting any lesser objective means partial defeat. Total victory means you don't have to fight the same fight again tomorrow.
*The most dangerous and successful conspiracies take place in public, in plain sight, under the clear, bright light of day ?" usually with TV cameras focused on them.
*Ever notice how those who believe in animal rights generally don't believe in human rights?
*The function of government is to provide you with service; the function of the media is to supply the Vaseline.
*"Wake up America ," you demand? America doesn't need to "wake up" ?" by which of course, you mean pay attention to whatever you think is important. If America weren't already awake, paying attention to what each individual thinks is important, your milk wouldn't have gotten delivered this morning, and you wouldn't have any electricity this afternoon.
*You cannot force me to agree with you. You can force me to act as though I agree with you ?" but then you'll have to watch your back. All the time.
*You may never convince the other guy, but it's often worthwhile to keep arguing for the effect it has on bystanders, especially his allies.