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“Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed nonage. Nonage is the inability to use one’s understanding without another’s guidance. This nonage is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one’s mind without another’s guidance. Sauere Aude! Dare to Know! Have the courage to use your own understanding is therefore the motto of the Enlightenment.” Immanuel Kant

Jeff Deist on Why Smaller is Better

Jeff Deist, President of the Mises Insitute in Auburne (www.mises.org) spoke last week at a meeting of America’s Future Foundation (https://AmericasFuture.org) on the why smaller government units are better, and how the Swiss principle of subsidiarity could help ease the nasty cultural and political divides facing America.

Virtually every aspect of human life becomes more decentralized every day. Technology makes the old hub-and-spoke model of organizations obsolete; highly diffuse and ever-changing networks are the order of the day. So why is governance going in the other direction, becoming more and more centralized? Why do we accept the loss of local control and self-determination, yielding to national and even supra-national bureaucracies?

Claudio Grass and Jeff Deist on Whether Switzerland can Save the World – Mises Institute

Switzerland is no libertarian paradise. It has bureaucrats and a wayward central bank. But it remains an astonishing modern example of the principles of federalism and subsidiarity in action. In fact, it exemplifies Lew Rockwell’s daydream: nobody much knows or cares who is president. Its federal administrative state demonstrates humility instead of hubris. And virtually all political decisions, from taxes to welfare to immigration, are decided locally. Claudio Grass joins Jeff Deist to discuss what libertarians can learn from Switzerland, and how neutrality in two disastrous European wars shapes Swiss DNA today.

Source: https://mises.org/library/claudio-grass-whether-switzerland-can-save-world

Is It Safe To Travel To Europe?

Produced and published by Global Gold. In recent months, more and more of our clients and friends from overseas are asking us whether it is safe to travel to Europe. These fears are understandable, given the media coverage of the tragic events that occurred this year. The press painted a sinister and truly graphic picture …