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Freedom Survey - Are you freer today?

Written by Subject: Philosophy: Fascism

In the nearly 40 years of fervent activism invested in the Libertarian or Republican Parties and/or 'Freedom Movement.' How much freedom have 'we' gotten for our money and time? This is not an idle question but one which should have been asked long ago. If goals are to be achieved there must be a way to assess progress, interim goals which lead to that long desired final goal. Let us be intelligent consumers of services for which we invest and work.

What did we get for the time and money invested? Where is the freedom?

By 'we' I mean those of us who donated, bought the books, and poured our uncompensated sweat, blood and tears into the myriad of think-tanks, campaigns, products, newsletters, and answered the pleas for ever more of our money. Those who have worked for those think-tanks, used those positions to start their own organizations, which produce remuneration, sell seminars, books, tapes, and run serial campaigns are not counted in the 'we' for these purposes for obvious reasons.

When we started, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10 years ago, the goal was freedom. We generally agreed this meant the affirmation of our inherent rights and government which feared the people. Our primary tool was to be the free market. We envisioned a government which would do only what we deemed right and proper, leaving us otherwise strictly alone.

So this is the satisfaction survey no one has previously made available. The Survey will come in four parts, going to all major issues within the movement, over the next month with a fifth section, allowing you to nominate specific individuals and organizations in Best and Worst for Freedom categories. The results will be posted after all parts of the survey have been completed.

Definition: Free Market

A free market is a market without economic intervention and regulation by government except to defend ownership ("property rights") and contracts. It is the opposite of a controlled market, where the government regulates how the means of production, goods, and services are used, priced, or distributed. This is the contemporary use of the term "free market" by economists and in popular culture; the term has had other uses historically. A free-market economy is an economy where all markets within it are unregulated by any parties other than those players in the market. This requires protection of existing property rights, but no coercive regulation, no coercive subsidization, no coercive government-imposed monopolistic monetary system, and no coercive governmental monopolies.

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