Smaller Government Centrist

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You want the government a bit smaller overall than what we have not, but not a whole lot smaller. You could get what you want with a nearly equal mix of Democrats and Republican, if they are the correct Democrats and Republicans. A random selection of each leads to bigger government. Be choosy.

Or you could add a few Libertarians to that equal mix of Democrats and Republicans.

And I have a few more options for you further down this page.

Fun Reads for Smaller Government Centrists

Imagine less government -- a whole lot less. Such is the subject of my collection of fun libertarian utopias. You may find the magnitude of the cuts impractical, but it's still fun to dream. (And I include some satire and dystopias at the bottom of said page to keep things honest.)

And for some less extreme visions of smaller government, see the social liberal and conservative utopias as well.

Political Campaigns, Parties and Organizations

Modern Whig Party Logo

A common sense pragmatist third political party. What a concept! At least, that is what the Modern Whig Party claims to be. Looking at their web site their views seem to range from centrist to moderate left-libertarian.

A new party. Whether it gets off the ground remains to be seen.

The Republican Liberty Caucus

A smaller-government candidate is actually running for President in a major party primary, and he's not an extremist (like his dad). Whether he gets traction remains to be seen...

Balanced Approaches to Smaller Government

Here are some sites that offer some creative ways to cut excess government while protecting and even extending the values that big government currently serves. media.
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.

The Free Liberal

Would you like to fire a hundred thousand bureaucrats? Would you like to restore federalism and bring most domestic government back down to the state level? Then replace the welfare state with free money for all U.S. citizens. Free Money for All
Downsizing Government
A guide to cutting the federal government's budget.

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 Progress Report The Progress Report


Regardless of your political values, economics is worth knowing...
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.