The Libertarian Conference Improvement List

Inspired by a single post on Facebook, I’ve decided to make this the running list of improvements I think every libertarian conference should make. Note: Some conferences do these things already. These things may apply to non-libertarian conferences. I know there’s a lot to be thinking about when putting together a conference, and this is not an inclusive list – it is simply something I notice lacking in some conferences because I’m lucky enough to attend over a dozen every year. 1. Double-sided badges. If you’ve got people’s names in a clear envelope on a lanyard, please make it double-sided. … Continue reading The Libertarian Conference Improvement List

Childhood & Self-Ownership: Is There A Libertarian Way to Parent?

“I don’t want to say that there’s One True Libertarian parenting style. I’m not even a parent, so plenty of people think I’m disqualified from having an opinion, despite the fact that I have been a child and well aware of my own mind, desires, and agency. I’ve also been a nanny to an incredibly self-possessed child I am honored to still influence as she grows. But I am a libertarian, and I do think that the way I was raised makes my understanding of the principles of self-ownership and non-aggression tremendously engrained in how I reflect on the world, … Continue reading Childhood & Self-Ownership: Is There A Libertarian Way to Parent?

To Grammy…

“My last living grandparent died a year ago, on August 28, 2015. My father’s mother. Constance Jacqueline Bouchard Erickson. We called her “Grammy”.She was 83. I don’t have a happy memory to share, really. I last saw my Grammy when I was about eight or nine years old. I don’t remember much except the smell of cigarettes and particular sensations, like the feeling of the upholstery of her couch and the way her voice touched my ears.” Read more at Taste it Twice. Continue reading To Grammy…