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Description

You want the government a bit smaller overall than what we have not, but not a whole lot smaller. Usually 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.

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.

But yes, dreams can turn into nightmares as shown in these libertarian dystopias.

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

Political 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 American Solidarity Party is a Christian Democratic party which is pro life across the board. They call for generous welfare benefits funded by ground rents, and for backing off of some of the more punitive aspects of our justice system. But unlike most left wing parties, they would make abortion illegal and support religious freedom even outside church buildings.

Campaign for Liberty

The Republican Liberty Caucus

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.

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.

Finance and Freedom 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!


The Good Government Reading List

Regardless of your core political values, this list of books on law, economics, politics, and social problems should add useful items to your mental toolset.

Click on an image to go to the Amazon order page. Note that the latest versions of these works may differ in cover from the images, as many of the images are pics of my personal copies.

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This is a short list. I have more recommendations on economics, law and political philosophy, and mass domination for those who are interested. (The linked pages include reviews of my recommended readings.)