About Whiskey & Gunpowder
Dear Whiskey Shooter,
“After seven fun-filled years the Whiskey & Gunpowder email newsletter is shutting down,” editor Gary Gibson painfully announced to his readers on an early-August afternoon. “The last issue will be sent on August 24, 2012.”
With Gary behind the wheel since October of 2008, Whiskey and Gunpowder fearlessly explored the crossroads of liberty, finance and moral philosophy. And they didn’t mind, “taking cheap shots at the liars in the nice suits or the benighted mobs who voted them into power,” as Gary announced at the famed Whiskey Bar.
But as Whiskey’s brakes started to screech, our anarcho-capitalist decided to vote with his feet and get out of dodge…making his way to Acapulco, Mexico through the new “underground railroad” out of the USSA. Shortly thereafter, sadly enough, the free daily e-letter, Whiskey and Gunpowder came to a sputtering halt…
Not to worry, dear patron. When one door is nailed shut, another one swings open. And as a happy bearer-of-good-news, I’m writing you to tell you the Whiskey spirit lives on! It’s just taken up board a few doors down at the Laissez Faire Books site. Gary explains: “We’re combining forces to create one big place meant to explore, debate, and find solutions to some of the most pressing and urgent questions of our time.”
See? All that has changed is the décor. The ideas that drove Whiskey and Gunpowder are still very much alive and well. Daily Reckoning editor, Joel Bowman elaborates: “The idea behind this ‘free-market marriage’,” Joel explains, “is to combine the refined, intellectual sensibilities of Laissez Faire Books with the bare-knuckled, editorial gumption of Whiskey. The team is excited and looking forward to fulfilling all your “Salon-meets-Saloon” liberty-minded needs.”
“Our goal is not only to alert you early to new threats against your wealth and freedoms,” Gary added as he raised his Whiskey glass, “but to show you actionable tips and simple strategies designed to help you live a better life.” That’s a big task, we know. But it’s one we’re excited to tackle with you.”
And out of the glowing ember and ash of Whiskey, a new and exciting Laissez Faire Today was born.
Creating a brilliant blend of rowdy and refined, scabrous and spiffy, etched and unshaven, Laissez Faire Today is sure to quench your thirst for liberty and delight your cerebral senses with unconventional musings…every single day.
Here’s a little bit of what to expect from this merge…
- Ambitious, actionable advice on how to get the grubby fingers of government out of your life…
- Gary Gibson’s latest exploits as an expat in the new “underground railroad” out of the USA…
- Jeffrey Tucker’s entertaining and enlightening perspective…
- A forum full of lively, thought-provoking discussions to join in on…
- And the best collection of handpicked pro-freedom books on the planet…
Along with many exciting developments in the pipeline, which I’m not at liberty to share just yet…
Laissez Faire Today isn’t just carrying on the torch of freedom; it will also serve to inspire you, captivate you, motivate you, enrage you…and make you laugh your ass off.
And just for signing up for this free e-letter, you will receive Tucker’s latest report:
How to Hack Your Showerhead:
Plus Two Other Ways to Get Big Government Out of Your Home
Government got you down?
How to Hack Your Showerhead, a Laissez Faire Books community favorite, is full of ways you can take action to free yourself of petty regulations and restrictions.
Jeffrey Tucker gives you several ways to “hack your showerhead” and enhance your life, despite what the meddling political thermostats think is best for you.
Best part? It won’t cost you a penny.
Interested? I thought so…
Besides, who doesn’t like free?
Click here to sign up now and we’ll rush you your free report and today’s hot-off-the-press issue of Laissez Faire Today.
And of course, Laissez Faire Today is wholly committed to making sure the veins of Whiskey keep pumping…
“Cheers,” Gary says, as he lays down his Whiskey glass and stumbles onto the plane with his one-way ticket to Acapulco. “Bon Voyage.”
Chris Campbell Snr.
Research Associate, Agora Financial
PS. If you’re not ready to lay down your Whiskey glass and make the big move just yet …here’s some lesser know history about Laissez Faire Books (LFB)….
The History of Laissez Faire Books
Founded in Greenwich Village, New York City in 1972, LFB stood the test of time serving as one of the few portals for pro-liberty literature and an important discussion ground for Libertarian ideas.
“The store became an important social center for the movement in America’s largest city, ” Brian Doherty wrote in his book Radicals for Capitalism, “a place for any traveling libertarian to stop for company and succor…”
Laissez Faire Books sponsored libertarian writers and thinkers from all over the map. Great libertarian thinkers such as Murray Rothbard, Roy A. Childs, Jr., and Jerome Tuccille were more than eager to speak, share and discuss in its quarters.
LFB also hosted events, book signings, films, talks and entertainment — all peppered with pro-freedom and libertarian themes.
Even many influential figures outside of the libertarian circle were inspired enough to pass through its doors. Notables like Bob Dylan, Jerry Rubin and Bella Abzug all stopped in for a glimpse of freedom in action.
On March 17, 2011, we proudly announced that we were going to keep the tradition alive after acquiring the historical bookstore it from the International Society for Individual Liberty (ISIL).
With LFB standing as a subsidiary in the family of Agora Financial, Jeffrey Tucker (builder and editor of Mises.org) stepped up in this exciting new venture as publisher and executive director.
In Agora’s hands, LFB is much more than a bookstore.
It has become a 21st century, digital gathering place for a community of interested, intelligent and forward-thinking readers.
The longstanding tradition of principled radicalism has been elevated to a whole new dimension by cutting-edge technology.
And instant access to this exciting endeavor is only a click away…
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