Free Markets Increase Opportunities for the Poor

One area of society that the Libertarian Party, and libertarianism and free markets as a whole, has failed to reach is the poor. The issue lies in the promises of elected leaders to resolve poverty with programs and increased hourly wages without drawing attention to the fact that poverty in liberally run communities persists and

Government Regulation – For the Corporations, By the Corporations

Government regulation of business essentially began in 1887 with the formation of the ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission), which purportedly was intended to regulate the railroads, a dominant industry of the time.  In a nutshell, major railroad companies had been unable to sustain the big profits they wanted due to "cutthroat competition" from many competitors in

2018-06-01T00:23:49+00:00January 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Libertarian Party of Minnesota Needs Your Help!

What do you want the Libertarian Party of Minnesota to be doing? Should we be educating citizens about Libertarian ideas? Should we be influencing legislation and legislators?  Should we be running our own candidates? For me, the answer is D. All of the above. There is a case to be made for each of those

2018-06-02T01:42:52+00:00January 11th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Drop Your Shorts

By Mary O’Connor (LPMN Treasurer and former candidate) Health insurance is one big reason health care is so expensive. We should not need insurance to go to the doctor. Health insurance should only be needed for expensive medical procedures. To begin lowering  the  cost of ordinary health care we need to eliminate most employer health

2018-01-11T13:35:53+00:00January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Bend Over

By Shane Wernsing, M.D. (LPMN EC member and former candidate) In 2010, one of my clinic patients asked me, "How much does it cost to see you?" Stumped, I gave him an answer that I gave as a physician-in-training when one of my teachers grilled me with tough questions: "I don't know, but I will

2018-01-11T13:35:54+00:00January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Burnsville taxpayers gain ally on City Council

August 25, 2017 The pattern is well-established.  When expenditures don't fit within their budget, government officials grasp for more revenue.  A tax-grab is nearly always their first option. Not so fast, says LPMNer Cara Schulz.  As someone who understands what it's like to hold gainful employment, she knows that residents "don’t get to just get

2017-11-28T13:00:25+00:00August 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Burnsville taxpayers gain ally on City Council

Libertarians join city races in Minneapolis

August 16, 2017 Amid city races so far dominated by DFL incumbents and challengers, Libertarian candidates have now joined the field.  The Star Tribune took note of this in their latest article covering the Minneapolis races. None have been involved in politics outside of the libertarian movement, nor been members of any other party.  All

2017-08-16T23:15:33+00:00August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Libertarians join city races in Minneapolis

Government, forcing restrictions or enforcing liberty?

July 28, 2017 This Op-Ed commentary was submitted to MinnPost by LPMN Chair Chris Holbrook.  The original article can be seen here.  It is also reproduced below. Government’s role: to protect the minority from the majority By Chris Holbrook |  07/28/17 I was bothered by the assertion of a published commentary piece this week ("Government's

2017-07-28T16:29:44+00:00July 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Government, forcing restrictions or enforcing liberty?

Libertarian activist defends retailers and minorities against new ban

July 18, 2017 The latest news comes as no surprise to most residents of Minneapolis, who've been besieged by numerous mandates, bans, and restrictions in recent years by its City Council.  Many anti-liberty ordinances from the city have since been enacted by surrounding suburbs, and often eventually, statewide by the legislature. However, Libertarians in Minneapolis

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