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Number 357, March 5, 2006

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Let's talk money. No, I'm not going to beg for donations this time (http://www.ncc-1776.org/donate.html if you'd like to, though), but instead I'm going to point out those AdBrite links (formerly Market Banker) you'll find down below the Table of Contents. There's a new one there, for the first time someone has up and paid for an AdBrite link in TLE. Specifically the Free State Project. So what are you waiting for? They won't do it again unless the link generates some traffic to their website—so click it! And while you're clicking, click some more of the AdBrite links, and some of the Google ads too. And don't forget those affiliate links from Monster.com and Cheaper Than Dirt and Tiger Direct (where I've personally bought quite a bit of computer stuff with excellent and speedy service). And the others. Click them. Buy stuff from them, too, if they've got things you need or would buy anyway somewhere else. Support your favorite eZine! Click!


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Letters to the Editor
from Kent McManigal and Stefan Molyneux

Avoiding the Next Gold Confiscation
by Jim Davidson
One of the readers of The Libertarian Enterprise wrote to mention that gold confiscation is a threat. It is true that in 1933, as part of the so-called "National Banking Emergency," President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered all the gold in the country confiscated. Later, finding less of it had been turned in than the central planners had hoped, they raised the exchange rate from $20 per ounce to $35 per ounce—75% inflation in one go—and gave a brief amnesty.

Is It the End of Neo-Conservatism Rather than the End of History?
by Ali Massoud
Francis Fukuyama now thinks so apparently. One of the intellectual founding fathers of the neo-conservative movement, Johns Hopkins University professor and ex-Reagan administration apparatchik Francis Fukuyama now admits that neo-conservatism's core beliefs don't work in practice as well as they did in theory.

Katrina and Rita: A Soldiers Story.
by SPC Boyd W. Smith
On August 27th of this year I got the call, that though expected, nonetheless was dreaded. I was informed that I was to be activated, along with the rest of my Army National Guard unit, for hurricane duty.

More Hits from the Conventional Wisdom Mailbag
by Jonathan David Morris
Hi there and welcome to another fine edition of the Conventional Wisdom Mailbag. I'm your host, Conventional Wisdom. You may remember me from such popular misconceptions as "Mariah Carey's career is over," "Saddam has weapons," and "Don't worry, those levees should hold back the water." This week, I'll be answering questions from several of JDM's astute readers. As always, no topic is out of bounds—so, please, feel free to fire away. Ready? On we go.

If I Ruled the World
by Lady Liberty
All of us live under certain sets of rules, regulations, and laws. Some of these rules make sense; many of them do not. People sometimes disregard the rules that make sense. Contrarily, they also sometimes assidulously obey and enforce those that don't. This might actually be funny if the end results were frequently less than amusing.

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