24 Jul '12, 2pm

Two Attitudes Toward the State - Wendy McElroy (e.g., bitcoin: here there is no state)

[Address delivered at FreedomFest, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 14, 2012] I am an optimist about freedom…and not just the abstract concept but living freedom in my own time. It is not that I’m mentally deficient…and it is not because I haven’t been paying attention. Every morning I wake up and browse about 20 newspaper or media sites in order to stock the two daily newsfeeds I maintain. So I have no illusion about the condition of the world or about the immediate future. It is dismal. I expect the worst of the economic, the political turmoil we are all going to have to deal with will hit in 2013 or, perhaps, the last months of this year. I expect the hard times to last for at least several years. And, yet, I’m an optimist. As bizarre as it may sound, my current attitude arose as a result of my turning 9/11 over and over in my mind. I gave a lot of thought to what my relationshi...

Full article: http://lfb.org/today/two-attitudes-toward-the-state/

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