Liberty and Optimism: Why Freedom will still Flourish

            by KEVIN CZARZASTY             Faith in our leadersis dwindling.  As families and governments drown deeper in debt, our never-ending spending spree persists.  Worse, we continue entangling alliances, ourwelfare state is neither well nor fair, and our currency is currentlycrumbling.  All of this is reason tobelieve that something terrible is coming to America.  However, despite the grim conditions, I amoptimistic for three reasons.             First and foremost,Americans are smart.  Etched into ourculture are common sense, innovation and problem-solving.  Friedrich von Hayek wrote of SpontaneousOrder, the tendency for societies to organically solve issues not because ofcentral planning, but by individuals sorting things …

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FEE: Spontaneous Order: Awakening the Sacred

            by ZACHARY CACERES             Carl Sagan devoted his career to bridging science and spirituality. He was searching for �a God that would be worthy of the revelations of science,� according to Ann Druyan. Economist F. A. Hayek spent his life arguing and uncovering that we live in a world rich with order created by human action, but not by deliberate human design. Hayek taught us reverence for spontaneous order.             As scientists begin to unlock the principles that order complex systems like ecosystems and economies, they are revealing the power of spontaneous order. But might they …

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Menckenism: We Can�t Save Capitalism Unless We Denounce Its False Prophets

            by BILL FREZZA             A debate is raging among free market advocates regarding the proper posture to take with respect to Too Big to Fail (TBTF) banks. This has become an increasingly important issue as the financial sector has grown to take up an unprecedented share of our economy. While cleaving to tried-and-true libertarian defenses of finance as vital to the economy, some of us fear that the machinations of the crony capitalists running the TBTF banks�in cahoots with their allies in the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve�will result in not only another global financial collapse, but a …

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Rest in Peace Margaret Thatcher

            Astroke has taken the life of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and FTCN honors her…               At the age of 87, Thatcher leaves behind a legacy of conservativeleadership, and as the only woman to become British PM, she serves as an iconfor breaking barriers.  Known for strong convictions pertaining tofreedom, she will be missed, and the Free to Choose Network sends ourcondolences to her family.            If anyone needs reminding of Thatcher's greatness, look no further thanthis quote:  "We want a society where people are free to makechoices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. This is what …

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