You’re young, you’ve got your whole life ahead of you, you’re zealous for liberty, and in some capacity or another you want to spend your life in the meaningful pursuit of a better world. What do you do with your life? In this article I’m going to argue that if your goal is liberty, electoral politics is the last path you should consider. Then I will suggest a far more exciting, fulfilling, enriching, and – most importantly – effective path to a better, freer world.
"In dealing with the problems of social and economic policies," Mises writes, "the social sciences consider only one question: whether the measures suggested are really suited to bringing about the effects sought by their authors." The entire course of your life will be shaped by your answer to this question. Even more, the entire course of history has been shaped by various leaders’ answer to this question. Isn’t it the basic source of all political divisions? Putting aside all the polarizing rhetoric of opposing sides, does anyone honestly believe political leaders set out with an end goal of misery, poverty, famine, genocide, holocaust, war and atrocities?