Left-Leaning Freedom Lover

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You desire substantially less government control of personal activity and somewhat less government control over economic activity than is presently the case in the U.S. You are a moderate libertarian by some definitions; others prefer to limit the term "libertarian" to those closer to the top corner of this graph, so I use the term Left-Leaning Freedom Lover to avoid confusion.

Your views are probably best represented by the Modern Whig Party. Whether it gets off the ground is still to be seen. Or you might like my plan for starting a third party— useful for starting from scratch or reforming an existing third party. Finally, your views could be represented by a mix of Democrats and Libertarians in office.

Regardless of whether you think third parties are viable, you might find my more recent articles on success for libertarians of interest. There, I use a broad definition of the word libertarian which includes people like yourself.

Political Parties and Related Organizations

Campaign for Liberty

The Libertarian Party was created to radically cut government—more than you want. Nonetheless, you might want to check them out to see if you want to add some Libertarians to the mix of D's and R's currently in power, since the D's and R's are making government bigger than you want.

Not happy with the existing parties? Would you like to see a political party that was concerned about freedom and equality? Would you like to shrink big government and big corporations?

I am contemplating starting such a party. This is not a trivial undertaking! However in my manual on how to start a new political party I seriously address the challenges inherent in third party politics in the United States. Third parties generally fail, because the system is rigged against third parties. However, there are a couple of interesting loopholes...

How to start a New Political Party

The Republican Liberty Caucus

Democratic Freedom Caucus The Democratic Freedom Caucus. Yes, there is a caucus within the Democratic Party that calls for smaller government, but like other Democrats, they are greatly concerned with equality.

Liberty and Other Values

The rich are Paid to BE Rich. This strikes many as unfair, and they advocate bigger government to do something about it. What they don't realize is that the government is doing much of the paying. The old money rich are subsidized. So I started this blog to expose the hidden subsidies -- without the unnecessary conspiracy theories that usually accompany such exposes. Subsidized millionaire in action
Holistic Politics

Freedom, equality, morality, nature,...these are all good things. All to often, political debate rages over which is more important. Synergies get overlooked. There is a better way, holistic politics. By looking at multiple values at the same time, it is possible to come up with creative solutions for the world's problems, solutions that make all the factions more happy.

Marginal Revolution

Think economics is just about predicting interest rates? Think again! Marginal Revolution is a very interesting economics blog written by professors at George Mason University.

How do we get back to sound money and a stable economy? How do we replace ridiculous financial regulations with accountability? Read Finance and Freedom to find out. You will also find some fun potshots at Keynesian Economics and the Paradox of Thrift. To the Krugmobile! Finance and Freedom

The FLOW Project

Political Strategy

The Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute. Provides quality training in "political technology" for conservatives and libertarians.

Essays on World Liberation. Once upon a time, I was a hardcore activist in the Libertarian Party, going so far to sit on the National Committee and be on the Strategic Planning Team (SPT). These essays are an outgrowth of said experiences and my experiments in the field. Since then, I have concluded that the Libertarian Party is not the optimical vehicle for liberty; it is too radical to win many elections. Furthermore, I have mellowed over time and have become more sensitive to issues other than liberty and the size of government. So I am no longer an LP member, but if you are (or become one) some of these essays may prove useful.