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Volkov
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9/1/2010 7:55:08 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Spawning off a small side convo in the Carnegie thread, I thought it'd be interesting for people to put out any think thanks they believe are fairly important, reasoned, and useful both as sources in debates, and general reading material.

My personal favourite is the CD Howe Institute (http://www.cdhowe.org...), which at different times ends up with a liberal, conservative, free market and regulatory bend in its writings.
Reasoning
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9/1/2010 8:22:33 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/1/2010 7:56:15 PM, Rob1Billion wrote:
You obviously just don't know how to think for yourself Volkov.

Lol. <3

Mises.org, of course, but I've found the Center for a Stateless Society to be a great source of interesting intellectual questions and great libertarian scholarship, especially anything by Kevin Carson. http://c4ss.org...
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
Volkov
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9/1/2010 8:25:38 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/1/2010 7:56:15 PM, Rob1Billion wrote:
You obviously just don't know how to think for yourself Volkov.

Careful Rob, petty insults might damage any call center operator civil rights march you decide to lead in the future.

@ Reasoning

Interesting, though not surprising. :P

Do you look up opposing think-thanks as well?
Reasoning
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9/1/2010 8:28:14 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/1/2010 8:25:38 PM, Volkov wrote:
Do you look up opposing think-thanks as well?

Nope. I've attempted to do so, convincing myself that I didn't want to be "one-sided", but I'm much more interested in the advancing fields of libertarian scholarship and it takes a lot of time just to keep up with that.
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
popculturepooka
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9/1/2010 8:31:44 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/1/2010 8:28:14 PM, Reasoning wrote:
At 9/1/2010 8:25:38 PM, Volkov wrote:
Do you look up opposing think-thanks as well?

Nope. I've attempted to do so, convincing myself that I didn't want to be "one-sided", but I'm much more interested in the advancing fields of libertarian scholarship and it takes a lot of time just to keep up with that.

So basically you prefer a libertarian echo chamber? :P

I'm only kind of joking...
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Volkov
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9/1/2010 8:32:35 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/1/2010 8:28:14 PM, Reasoning wrote:
Nope. I've attempted to do so, convincing myself that I didn't want to be "one-sided", but I'm much more interested in the advancing fields of libertarian scholarship and it takes a lot of time just to keep up with that.

I understand that. I usually feel the same way, though I try and get the other point of view if I can. Sometimes though, the effort just isn't worth it.
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9/1/2010 8:41:15 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/1/2010 8:31:44 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
So basically you prefer a libertarian echo chamber? :P

Well, there is a lot of in-fighting among libertarians. And I mean a LOT of in-fighting. There are a wide variety of debates Anarchy vs Minarchy, IP: Pro or Con, Capitalism: Yes or No, Fractional Reserve Banking, etc.

But yes, I'm sold on libertarianism and I feel that the opportunity cost of me researching other think tanks would exceed the benefits gained.
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran