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How Not to Achieve Freedom Freedomain Radio is the largest and most popular philo s- ophy show on the Web, and was a “Top 10 Finalist” in the 2007 Podcast Awards. Please visit us at ww w.freedomainradio.com . The show survives entirely on voluntary donations – if you find this book helpful in any way, please donate at www.freedomainradio.com/donate.html For more free books, or to purchase a print version of this book, please visit www.freedomainradio.com/free Stefan Molyneux, MA
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Ac h i e v i n g F r e e d o m P a r t 1 2 | P a g e f r e e d o m a i n r a d i o .c o m By the same author: On Truth: The Tyranny of Ill u sion Universally Preferable Behaviour: A Rati onal Proof of Secular Et h ics Real Time Relationships: The Lo g ic of Love The God of Atheists (A Novel) Rev olut i ons (A Novel) Everyday Anarchy Practical Anarchy Available for free at http://www.freedomainradio.com/free Print versions available at: http://stores.lulu.com/freedomainradio For my beloved wi fe Christina, who teaches me all that is true, and shows me everything that is poss i ble… I would like to thank the listeners of Freedomain Radio, whose passion, generosity and participation has made this book – and all the books to come – poss ible. Thank y ou for the gift of this time. Thanks also to my most excellent reviewers and pro o freaders: the “Philosopher Kings” at Freedomain Radio. Any errors that remain are, of course, solely my respons i bility . Freedomain Radio is one of the m ost popular philosophy po d casts on the Internet, and was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2007 Podcast Awards. Please visit Freedomain Radio at www.freedomainradio.com for more free podcasts, videos as well as a thr iving message board. The Freedomain Library, Volume 5 Version 1.0, September , 2008
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Ac h i e v i n g F r e e d o m P a r t 1 3 | P a g e f r e e d o m a i n r a d i o .c o m CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................... 6 TRIPLE THREAT .................................................................................................................................................... 6 POL ITICAL ACTION ............................................................................................................................................... 6 ACADEMIC EDUCATION ....................................................................................................................................... 7 RELIGIOUS PARTNERSHI P .................................................................................................................................... 7 FOLLOW THE… ..................................................................................................................................................... 7 THE TRACK RECORD… .......................................................................................................................................... 7 A CHIEVING G OALS ................................................................................................................................................... 8 S HOW M E THE M ONEY .......................................................................................................................................... 8 REASONABLE ALTERNATI VES ............................................................................................................................... 9 UNREASONABLE COMPROM ISES ....................................................................................................................... 10 POLITICS ............................................................................................................................................................ 10 S UCCESS ! ............................................................................................................................................................. 10 M ARKET P OSITIONIN G ! ........................................................................................................................................... 10 N O T ESTING ! ........................................................................................................................................................ 10 A CADEMIA ........................................................................................................................................................... 11 A CTIONS V ERSUS W ORDS ....................................................................................................................................... 12 A CADEMIC V OLUNTARISM ....................................................................................................................................... 12 D O AS I SAY , NOT AS I DO ...................................................................................................................................... 13 T HE P RICE OF A CADEMICS ....................................................................................................................................... 13 K ISS THE R ING .................................................................................................................................................... 14 F REEDOMAIN R ADIO .............................................................................................................................................. 14 T HE C ONTRADICTION OF A CADEMIA .......................................................................................................................... 16 RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIO NS ................................................................................................................................... 17 F ELLOW T RAVELERS ............................................................................................................................................... 17 P REMISES AND C ONCLUSIONS .................................................................................................................................. 17 T HE T RAGEDY OF C OMPROMISE ................................................................................................................................ 18
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Ac h i e v i n g F r e e d o m P a r t 1 4 | P a g e f r e e d o m a i n r a d i o .c o m THE GOAL AND SOUL OF AN ORGANIZATION ............................................................................................... 19 THE ADDICTION ................................................................................................................................................. 20 CLOSE COMPE TITION ......................................................................................................................................... 21 M ETHODOLOGY V ERSUS C ONCLUSIONS ...................................................................................................................... 21 A CADEMIA ..................................................................................................................................................................... 21 R ELIGION ....................................................................................................................................................................... 22 P OLITICS ........................................................................................................................................................................ 22 V OTING A WAY T HE P OST O FFICE ....................................................................................................................................... 23 S UCCE SSFUL P RIVATIZATIONS ? ........................................................................................................................................... 24 A L IBERTARIAN M AJORITY ? ............................................................................................................................................... 24 A M ILLENNIAL C ATASTROPHE ............................................................................................................................................ 25 R EVERSING S ELF -I NTEREST ....................................................................................................................................... 25 A M ODEST P ROPOSAL ......................................................................................................................................... 26 F AILURE TO A CT .................................................................................................................................................... 29 L IBERTARIAN M YSTICISM ........................................................................................................................................ 29 SO WHY DOES LIBERTARIAN ISM EXIST? .......................................................................................................... 31 L IBERTARIANISM AND E XPLOITATION ? ....................................................................................................................... 31 P ROGRESS AND I
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