The Power Behind Bartering

Libertarians and Bartering

Siri, what is a Libertarian?
    A person who believes in the doctrine of free will.

It was 1980. Jimmy Carter was soon to leave office and Ronald Reagan would take his place at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The economy was stagnant, except for one interesting niche: Bartering. Bartering had grown beyond an old-fashioned way of country folk trading eggs for chopping firewood or a wagon load of hay for stud services from the neighbor's bull. Nearly every Fortune 500 company had a Barter Division. It was an effective method of making sales that otherwise wouldn’t have been made.

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LP Nevada and American Dream Presents America Fight Night!

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To be the best, you have to surround yourself with the best. —Muhammad Ali

The Libertarian Party of Nevada hosted celebrities and dozens of Party members at its 2016 state convention. The convention happened simultaneously in Carson City and Las Vegas and was simulcast so members in both the northern and southern regions could participate without having to travel far.

Attendees included Libertarian Assemblyman John Moore, TV star and Libertarian candidate Dennis Hof, championship boxer Ron "the American Dream" Johnson, and several members of the Libertarian National Committee.

After the convention, Party members and supporters flocked to Satay Thai Bistro for the official after party. The after party was attended by dozens of activists and a variety of special guests, including athletes and billionaires. Best of all, Libertarian Party members everywhere had access to the after party and some HUGE announcements (see video here)!

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Libertarian Assemblyman makes waves with college students

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Young Americans for Liberty hosted a state convention at UNLV this past weekend, which was attended by LP Nevada's leadership team. One of the keynote speakers was Assemblyman John Moore, introduced by YAL State Chair (and LPN Youth Caucus leader) Andrew Lea. Assemblyman John Moore is an Iraq War veteran, a businessman, and currently the only capital-L Libertarian serving in a state legislature.

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The Racism of the Drug War (part 3)

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A 2009 report titled “One in 31: The Long Reach of American Corrections” reveals the stark reality of America’s growing prison population; 1 out of every 31 adults in the U.S. is in prison. When the numbers are broken down by racial category, 1 in 11 African-Americans, 1 in 27 Latinos, and 1 in 45 whites is in prison or on probation or parole. The prison population has become racialized, which is grossly unfair and unjust.

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March 2016 Newsletter

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Nevada Caucuses a Huge Opportunity for LP

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Both major parties have caucused in Nevada.  The respective winners are Hillary Clinton, taking the Democrat delegates, and Donald Trump, taking the Republican delegates.  The preliminary state elections are far from over, but Clinton and Trump are piling up victories compared to Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio. This political climate creates a fantastic opportunity for the Libertarian Party!

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The Racism of the Drug War (Part 2)

Local citizens protest federal closure of a Hollywood MMJ dispensary.
“End the drug war. The deteriorating economic conditions and the mess with immigration invite the violence of the drug lords and corrupt officials on both sides. It’s time to break up the coalition of the religious drug warriors and the drug dealers who fight any effort to decriminalize drugs. It’s time to treat all drugs the way we treat alcohol and cigarettes, substances that kill millions more than hard drugs do."

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News from the North: End of Year Report

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This article was originally published in the December 2015 newsletter.

It's the end of the year. The sun rises later and sets earlier, the ground is either barren or covered in snow, the temperatures consistently dive below freezing when they can be bothered to stay above freezing at all. Ice covers our windshields, pipes occasionally freeze and crack, the passes out of town occasionally close. Though it all sounds depressing and bleak - and, sometimes, it is - it's also a necessary step toward renewal and new life. Winter brings us fresh snow, without which we don't have water for summer. Winter also kills the bugs, which is welcome once they the few stragglers from autumn stop wandering into our homes. 

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Libertarian Millennial Caucus Announces Official Launch and New Website

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Libertarian Millennial Caucus Announces Official Launch and New Website

Influential leaders throughout the Libertarian Party team up and launch caucus to build a credible and viable national party to attract new members, donors and be an alternative for voters.

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The Racism of the Drug War (Part 1)

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Longtime Congressman Ron Paul draws attention to many Americans supporting the war on drugs out of the belief that drug prohibition is morally correct.  But if only morality were the true motivation behind the nearly hundred-year-old U.S. federal war on drugs!  In reality, the drug war is purely racist and xenophobic at its genesis.

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