The Editor’s Notes

by Charles Curley
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Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

You’ve heard of nimby? Not In My Back Yard? Well, here’s the next iteration: banana. Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone.

Sarah’s essay reminds me of one of Arthur Clarke’s short stories: “Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Orbiting” (1959). Damnit, we were supposed to have people living and giving birth in Earth orbit by now! We need to get out of the cradle, out of the parental basement, and go orbit other stars.

The US has seen two great internal migrations, that from the sourthern states after the War of Northern Aggression, and of (mostly) blacks from the rural south to the urban north. Is a third one in progress?

In This Issue

L. Neil explains to a young reader why the MacBear-Lysandra Heptalogy is only two novels, outlines the heptalogy, and gives us a view from the belly of the publishing industry. Definitely for L. Neil compleatists, but others may enjoy as well.

Sarah A. Hoyt says that socialism is toxic parenthood. And we need to grow up.

And Kerry McDonald on why so many people are moving from less free to freer states.


On August 16 – 19, 2023 Liberty International will host the 37th edition of the annual Liberty International World Conference in Madrid, Spain. This year’s main theme is “Prosperity and Longevity Through Liberty” and will encompass discussions on the past, present, and future challenges faced by the freedom movement and its evolution over time.

This year’s conference will reunite 200+ attendees and 10+ pro-liberty organizations from all around the world in the heart of Madrid at Ateneo de Madrid. The conference´s agenda will include keynote sessions, panel discussions, debates, film screenings and other entertaining activities. In addition, we will have two days of cultural tours around Madrid!

Your event here? Let your editor know!

Links! Have we got Links!

Exxon Crushes Progressive Dreams That “Net Zero” Has Any Chance By 2050: It Would Mean Collapse In “Global Standard Of Living” Of course it is entire possible that “the degradation in global standard of living required to permanently achieve a scenario like the IEA NZE” is exactly what the ruling class are after.

Is Brexit a failure? Contrary to Popular Myth, Brexit Was Not a Bad Decision and Did Not Fail

Firefly: Will Disney+ Revive The Series?

Hillsdale College on youtube

Economics in One Lesson Henry Hazlitt’s (1894-1993) classic economics primer, available as PDF or MP3. If you know nothing of economics, start here. And for the rest of us, it bears rereading.

Prigozhin: 10K Russian convicts dead in Wagner Group’s Bakhmut operation Ah, efficiency, Russian style. That’s 10,000 places in the Russian prison system now available for dissidents. Lavrenti Beria would approve.

“Mainstream politicians would do well to remember that assuming your policies are right is no substitute for engaging with the electorate.” Quite so. Germany’s Greens in free fall amid corruption allegations is an analysis of the German Green Party’s fall from favor, but a warning for politicians of all stripes in other countries as well.


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