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« on: September 09, 2006, 10:35:40 AM »

A person I talk with on an internet forum, who is a hardcore conservative, but who recently has indicated some interest in learning more about libertarian and free marketeer ideas, replied when I asked him if I could send him "Why government Doesn't Work", said he would rather that I emailed him something.

So what should I email this person.  I always second guess myself when it comes to these sort of "you get one shot to convince me, but I'll be open-minded".  What do you guys think?
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2006, 12:47:14 PM »

Stuff from Mises.org not relating to war would be a good first choice...
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2006, 12:47:42 PM »

cato.org also is very compatible with conservatives.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2006, 12:48:59 PM »

Actually, Lysander Spooner's No Treason was one of the first things that really turned me onto Anarcho-Capitalism.
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2006, 03:04:24 PM »

Actually, Lysander Spooner's No Treason was one of the first things that really turned me onto Anarcho-Capitalism.
I think No Treason is a nice start you can send him a link to adventures in legal land http://adventuresinlegalland.com/ you can find No Treason on that site in audio form also nice for a MP3 player. I think Mises and Cato are great writings, he could also look at the http;//www.lp.org and the Advocates website http://www.self-gov.org
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2006, 03:09:45 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2006, 03:33:17 PM »

You got to start out with something simple.  You start throwing Lysander Spooner or some of these other suggestions you are likely to confuse and overwhelm someone. Send one or two things.  Something that is simple, easy to understand and encapsulates pretty much the entire libertarian philosophy. 

I prefer this
http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html

It makes a solid libertarian case right up front.  It is easy to understand and is relatively short. 
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