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LINKS

The website links, presented in their respective categories,  "Eureka" and "General" (as displayed under this page), have been chosen for their focus on  freethinking and individual freedom-based ideologies.

Eureka Links

On rare occasions, one of those "eureka" moments experienced spontaneously and without advanced warning, may occur and introduce such a profound intellectual influence through book, art, music, film, or other media, that your only response understandably is "AHA!". Such moments are recorded herein as the "Eureka" links.

Capitalism: The Liberal Revolution

This website is about our lives ... how we can maximize our individual freedom to make the most of our lives without interfering with the lives of others.

The intention of the website’s author is to disseminate the ideas taught by Andrew J. Galambos and his colleague Jay S. Snelson through Galambos’ company, The Free Enterprise Institute in live and recorded lectures between 1961 and 1978. Everything on this website is either the teaching of Galambos and Snelson or material corroborative of their teaching that has come to the author’s attention.

Galambos pointed out that mankind owes virtually all progress in science to a small number of people, for example Archimedes, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, who are rightly considered to be geniuses. According to Galambos the function—and the passion—of the scientific genius is to observe natural phenomena, including the behavior of fellow human beings to discover principles and laws by which our species can maximize our understanding of the universe and pursue happiness more effectively in individual and cooperative ventures.

The eBook being created and disseminated by the author and creator of the website, Fredrick G. Marks, is an interpretation of Galambos' most important work. Marks' ideas are of and in themselves profound and in keeping with this website's objective of journeying toward and achieving One World Of and By The People.

Click on this link and delve deeply into the works of Galambos vis Marks' book and bask in one of the rare but profoundly "eureka" moments available in this freethinking world of ideas.

Sustainable Civilization Institute

Sustainable Civilization Institute was founded to initiate a voluntary social change in how humans relate to each other in order to maximize peace, prosperity, and freedom and minimize war, poverty, and servitude. Jay Stuart Snelson, acknowledging his intellectual antecedents, has set forth a practical strategy ... Win-Win Theory ... for building a durable civilization that will not self-destruct into social ruin. This is in contrast to all past civilizations, including those of our own era, which are clearly at high risk of self-destructing.

One influential antecedent on how to build durable social structures was the French economist, Frédéric Bastiat, (1801-1850). Bastiat wrote many original and practical works on the economics of prosperity for all people. His most influential book is The Law, published in 1850.

We recommend reading this short, powerful work on win-win economics. To introduce a prime objective of the Sustainable Civilization Institute (SCI), here is one passage from The Law. Bastiat identifies three human choices concerning the legal confiscation of other people’s wealth and freedom:

“It is absolutely necessary that this question of
legal plunder should be determined, and there are only three ways to settle it:

1. The few plunder the many.

2. Everybody plunders everybody

3. Nobody plunders anybody.

Partial plunder, universal plunder, absence of plunder, amongst these we have to make our choice.”

The importance of visiting this website cannot be overstated. Visit and "subscribed" so as not to miss any and all postings to the profound ideology of Jay Stuart Snelson and his forthcoming book, Taming the Violence of Faith.

The Ludvig von Mises Institute

The Ludwig von Mises Institute was founded in 1982 as the research and educational center of classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, and the Austrian School of economics.

This site offers many thousands of hours of audio and video, thousands of free books in the literature section along with the full run of rare and wonderful journals, biographies and bibliographies of great economists, an active bookstore with outstanding titles as well as ties and shirts, and a full community with forums, chat, user blogs, and more. It is a city unto itself, and it is growing every day. This site is a real treat for the traveler along our One World Of and By The People pathway.

The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

Passing recession or worldwide collapse?

Why are economic, social and political problems leaping ahead faster than governments can patch them up?

Business professionals, politicians, housewives, academia, and an ever-lengthening unemployment line are desperate to understand why our problems keep getting bigger.

Now comes The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction, a book that connects the dots between crime, oil prices, Wall Street, global warming, nuclear waste and childhood violence. In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell and Thomas Friedman, scholar and author Rebecca D. Costa reveals the four telltale patterns which paralyze innovative thinking, and with it, a civilization's ability to solve complex problems.

Using both historic and modern day examples, The Watchman's Rattle describes what happens when complexity races ahead of the brain's ability to manage it, the underlying reason why experts and governments can no longer fix global crisis and conflict. In The Watchman's Rattle, Costa shows how the same deconstructionist problem solving techniques used to "find lost luggage" are ineffectively being used to address global warming, war, poverty and the worldwide financial crisis. The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction turns a complicated web of public policies and human behaviors into an unstoppable, page-turning, entertaining book.

But for this website, it is far more than just a good read. It is a profound explanation of the "WHY" of our journey. In the many years of journeying through the freethinking world of ideas, including so-called conventional wisdom and historically accepted  accounts of civilization failure, Costa stands alone in providing one of the most plausible, simple and profound, connect-the-dots explanations based on scientifically sound cause and effect analysis that has lead to the "WHY" we are taking our journey.

General Links

Not as frequent, of course, as the "Eureka" links above, nevertheless the links found in this section are significant for their relationship to the objectives of this website in general and the specific objective of our journey being the arrival at our destination of One World Of and By the People.

Foundation For Economic Education

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), one of the oldest free-market organizations in the United States, was founded in 1946 by Leonard E. Read to study and advance the freedom philosophy. FEE’s mission is to offer the most consistent case for the “first principles” of freedom: the sanctity of private property, individual liberty, the rule of law, the free market, and the moral superiority of individual choice and responsibility over coercion (See the video by Lawrence Reed, President, FEE).

For decades these ideals have been ignored to an alarming degree. Despite the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Empire, too many Americans do not seem to appreciate the very concept upon which the Founding Fathers established the American Republic.

Our vital task is to counter this trend. To help people rediscover how essential freedom is to human existence and to demonstrate how dangerous it is to move toward any form of collectivism, FEE offers a comprehensive educational program to all students of liberty.

Libertopia

A virtual community where you rule… yourself. A voluntary community based on freedom & peace where each individual’s sovereignty and dignity are respected and all forms of aggression, coercion and violence are unacceptable.

A full-service resource, filled with articles, multimedia, and other information of interest to our voluntary community. We encourage interaction with our blog.

An annual festival: a three day (and eventually a week long) celebration where we share ideas, explore, experiment, discover, innovate, trade, gift, create or perform art, spread the love and rejoice in our diversity and unique individuality.

Liberty Fund

Liberty Fund, Inc. is a private, educational foundation established to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals. The Foundation develops, supervises, and finances its own educational activities to foster thought and encourage discourse on enduring issues pertaining to liberty.

Free Minds

Welcome to Fr33Minds. Fr33Minds is a service provided by the Moorfield Storey Institute, a non profit educational organization. We specialize in books on individual freedom: social and economic. We promote depoliticized markets, civil liberties, equality before the law, social tolerance and individual rights. We are the distributer for books published by Cobden Press, a division of the Storey Institute.

The Free Enterprise Institute

Welcome to the official website of The Free Enterprise Institute™ (FEI), founded by Andrew J. Galambos (AJG). This is the only site authorized to represent AJG's works in volitional science. If you're looking for high-leverage knowledge and tools to build a stabilized, durable civilization, immune to politics, religion, and war, you've come to the right place.

The Freedom School

The Freedom School is dedicated to the advancement of individual and economic freedom. Established in January, 2010, the Freedom School was organized to continue the work started by Robert LeFevre and the Freedom School he operated during the 1950′s, ’60′s and ’70′s. Our studies include the works of Robert LeFevre, Ludwig von Mises, Percy L. Greaves, Jr., Murray Rothbard, F.A. Hayek, Lysander Spooner, Samuel Konkin III, Henry Hazlitt, Harry Browne, Ayn Rand, Butler Shaffer, Rose Wilder Lane, Ken Schoolland, Walter Block, George Reisman, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, and many more.

The Online Library of Liberty

This website is part of the Liberty Fund (see above) and is dedicated "to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals". This is a feature-rich website that you just might get lost in for hours at a time. For example, click on the following, link, The Library, Authors (by Period), and be prepared to spend a great deal of time perusing the alphabetically listed authors of liberty related knowledge through the ages.

The Future of Freedom Foundation

The mission of The Future of Freedom Foundation is to advance freedom by providing an uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, private property, and limited government.

The United States was founded on the principles of individual freedom, free markets, private property, and limited government. As the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution reflect, individuals have the natural and God-given right to live their lives any way they choose, so long as their conduct is peaceful. It is the duty of government to protect, not destroy, these inherent and inalienable rights.

The Independence Hall Association (IHA)

The Independence Hall Association (IHA) was founded in 1942 to spearhead the creation of Independence National Historical Park. We are written into the enabling legislation of the Park and stand as an independent group of private concerned citizens overseeing and being consulted on matters concerning the Park.

The IHA owns the website ushistory.org, which supports our mission to educate the public about the Revolutionary and Colonial eras of American history, as well as Philadelphia generally.

The Skeptics Society

The Skeptics Society is a scientific and educational organization of leading scientists, scholars, investigative journalists, historians, professors and teachers. Our mission is to investigate and provide a sound scientific viewpoint on claims of the paranormal, pseudoscience, fringe groups, cults and claims between: science, pseudoscience, junk science, voodoo science, pathological science, bad science, non science and plain old nonsense.

Under the direction of Dr. Michael Shermer, the Society engages in discussions with leading experts and investigates fringe science and paranormal claims. It is our hope that our efforts go a long way in promoting critical thinking and lifelong inquisitiveness in all individuals.

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