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About TPOL-Nathan

Nathan Barton is a christian, self-governor (free-market anarchist), husband, father, professional engineer, Engineer army officer, private businessman, and writer, teacher, and preacher. He works and lives mostly in four western states, and is Southern by heritage and Westerner by birth, upbringing, and choice.

Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-33E: Economics, the depressing science

by Nathan Barton Good morning.  Economics can be fun, if you enjoy getting depressed.  Too many downers for me.  Of course, those who are not blind can see the constant drum of bad news for most sectors of our economy, … Continue reading

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The Rio Grande Frontier (Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-33D)

By Nathan Barton While there is a lot going on in Missouri, California, and of course Ukraine, Syria, Mesopotamia, Nigeria, Liberia, and Canaan (Gaza), we should not forget that bad things are continuing to happen other places, and some good … Continue reading

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Missouri Misery (Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-33C)

by Nathan Barton Good morning: thoughts on the situation in Missouri.  During and before the War between the States, 150 years ago, the State of Missouri had its own civil war (together with and spilling over into Bleeding Kansas).  In … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-33B: Minor news stories

By Nathan Barton Good afternoon.  The news this week is almost a repeat of last week, or so it seems.  But here goes on a few things of interest.  This will be a short commentary today, but hopefully a lot … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-33A: Fallujah? No, Ferguson

By Nathan Barton Good morning, except that it is not in Missouri or Mesopotamia or Nigeria or Ukraine. Ferguson, Missouri: the beginning of the end?  In a situation reminiscent of a speeded-up Vietnam war or some kind of Mesopotamian or … Continue reading

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Crony government (Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-32D)

by Nathan Barton Good afternoon!  We all agree that politicians and bureaucrats are a VERY bad mix.  So, for that matter, is a situation where we mix politicians and educators.  Of course, educators are often just a sub-species (emphasis on … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-32C: Politics 2014

by Nathan Barton Government is, we agree, stupid.  People are often stupid, especially en mass. All this factors into politics, where politicians, bureaucrats, and voters all vie for the title of “most stupid.”  It makes life miserable for most of … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-32B: Bad weekend

By Nathan Barton Good morning, at least here in the Black Hills.  Around the world?  A bad weekend and a bad week.   Here is a brief look. Islamic wars – Murder and more Last week, stories have appeared that … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-32A: Stupid, stupid, stupid

By Nathan Barton Good morning!  Sometimes the sheer stupidity of government and its actions hits me right between the eyes: this weekend is a great example.  Ignoring impacts on me, my family, my clients, and friends and associates, we see … Continue reading

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Rustling, revolvers, and rational thinking

By Nathan Barton In the UK, Sheep and cattle rustling soars as rural thieves target livestock over machinery, (as reported in Freedom News Daily from our friends at ISIL) while meat prices hit all time highs (at least in living … Continue reading

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