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We are told relentlessly by the mainstream media that politics is the most important thing in the world. We must constantly decide which politicians to support, which government programs to debate, and how to vote.
In fact, real change is brought to society not through participation in the regime’s tightly-controlled political games, but through radical decentralization, and the building up of non-state institutions such as families and markets. One of the state’s greatest triumphs in the 20th century was the politicization of everything from education to employment to marriage.
To undo this, we must seek to de-politicize our culture, and we do this not through elections and political pageantry, but by building up our businesses and communities where our actions make a real difference, where participation is truly voluntary, and where real wealth can be built and preserved.
10:00 a.m. Jeff Deist, William Boyes, Charles Goyette symposium, What Must Be Done
11:40 a.m. Panel Discussion, What Must Be Done
1:50 p.m. Lew Rockwell, Open Borders: A Libertarian Reappraisal
2:10 p.m. Ron Paul, Ensuring Freedom for the Future
2:40 p.m. Discussion