THOUGHTFUL NEWS, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS
I always read the Bell. The news items are thoughtfully selected, and the interviews are unavailable elsewhere.
I really enjoy reading The Daily Bell for the excellent research and content provided on a wide variety of issues vital to the Freedom Movement.
GREAT JOB, DAILY BELL
I can say that, unlike the mainstream press, The Daily Bell knows the questions to ask and has the chutzpah to ask them. They realize that socialism and Keynesianism are wrecking the world and they are helping to save what is left of liberty and free markets.
PART OF MY DAILY NEWS DIET
I read it every day!
GREAT INVESTMENT INFORMATION
I love reading The Daily Bell! Interesting investment information, a political and social viewpoint that lets me know I'm not alone in the world and "annotated" with analysis. I highly recommend it to all interested readers.
GUTS, OBJECTIVITY, WISDOM
Rarely does a publication have the guts and objectivity to tell it like it is, yet the eloquence and wisdom to listen carefully to the ‘other side.’ This is The Daily Bell accomplishing its daily mission.
The Daily Bell is one of the most innovative and in-depth websites on the Internet. The breadth of the content is awe inspiring and the amount of knowledge imparted is almost impossible to quantify. For me, as a liberty minded seeker of knowledge, it is a must read.
AHEAD OF THE CURVE
The Daily Bell has come out of nowhere to introduce to the Internet community some of the most intriguing and proactive interviews there are out there. Let's hear it for creativity and being ahead of the curve.
VOICE OF REASON
I have thoroughly enjoyed the analysis and interviews at The Daily Bell, which has so often been a voice of reason during these perilous times
READ IT EVERY DAY
A defender of free markets, The Daily Bell takes a libertarian approach to expose and unravel global misinformation. Read The Daily Bell – every day!
The Daily Bell has a great libertarian point of view, and excellent economic analysis. Add it to your daily reading.
INFORMATIVE SOURCE OF INFORMATION
The Daily Bell is an informative source of information and commentary from leading figures in the liberty movement. It's a pleasure to be interviewed alongside far more notable individuals.
SOURCES YOU CAN TRUST
The Daily Bell should be on everyone's shortlist of news sources you can trust. It's on mine, and we often refer to it in our own weekly news service at The Reality Zone.
PROFOUND AND PROVOCATIVE
Every day, I rely on the Daily Bell for a different perspective you'll never find in the regular media. It's an analysis and timely insight that is profound and provocative.
A MUST-READ FOR EVERYONE
The Daily Bell is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the effects of the state on our economic future.
THE DAILY BELL IS A MUST-READ
Because the world is changing so rapidly, it is difficult to keep up, which means The Daily Bell is a must read. I consider the information critically important reading.
For alternative views on contemporary politics, culture and science, from a libertarian point of view, check out The Daily Bell.
I read The Daily Bell every day and I find it very informative.
The Daily Bell is an indispensable source of news and information for those seeking to curtail the power of the welfare-warfare state.
MESSAGES OF TRUTH
The Daily Bell website is one of the authentic voices cutting through the clouds of vapid opinion, the morass of mediocre media and the confusion of Orwellian doublespeak. The Bell website lives up to its name, ringing unheard messages of truth in our ears.
NEVER MISS AN ISSUE
I love the Daily Bell. Every issue is principled and informative.
TRUTH AT WORK
There are very few publications out there that have the smarts and guts to tell the truth about the dictatorial forces at work destroying our civilization. Thankfully The Daily Bell is one of them, and it appears in the mailbox every day.
The Daily Bell is a fantastic source of challenging thought from a wide range of freedom loving people.
The Daily Bell features consistently solid analysis of and thoughtful challenges to contemporary statism. I am proud to be on the team.
There is no other publication in print or on the Internet like The Daily Bell. They have the courage to report the truth and analyze current foreign policy, politics and economic events in the context of a formerly hidden history of financial elites.
A VIRTUAL WHO'S WHO
The good and the bad, the big dogs and the small, the thinkers and the doers among libertarians and on the "Right" – you can encounter them all in The Daily Bell's exclusive weekly interviews. Indispensable.
I enjoy reading The Daily Bell because it often has refreshing and novel ways of looking at things.
GREAT THINKERS YOU CAN'T GET ANYWHERE ELSE
The Daily Bell has revived that great old institution of the personal interview, extracting information from today's great thinkers you can't get anywhere else. Outstanding!
Get outside the box with The Daily Bell and experience independent views.
A LEADING LIGHT
The future is created by the people who build it, not the people who predict it will not exist. You can meet lots of important builders by reading The Daily Bell.
The Daily Bell affords an excellent alternative perspective on some of the noise and nonsense of mainstream media. In particular, I enjoy reading Anthony Wile's 'free-market analysis' on current subjects and articles. Very insightful.
CUTTING EDGE ANALYSIS
At a time when growing majorities worldwide are tuning out mainstream news, people are seeking the cutting edge, insightful and thought provoking analysis that The Daily Bell consistently provides.
Sit down to read from The Daily Bell and experience a jolt of intellectual energy.
PREMIER FREE-MARKET ANALYSIS
The Daily Bell rings out for liberty every day. It is the premier online source for insightful and hard-hitting free-market analysis and interpretation of economic, political and business events.
I consider The Daily Bell essential reading for anyone desirous of understanding the way the world really works.
INSIGHT YOU CANNOT IGNORE
The Daily Bell provides unique insights on contemporary political, economic and social problems that can be found in such a concentrated form nowhere else. Whether one agrees or disagrees with it, one cannot afford to ignore it.
OUT OF THE DARK
The Daily Bell leads us out of the dark tunnel of manipulated press into the light of free press.
The Daily Bell does a remarkable job of exposing how money power uses central banking to crush people into submission via global government with economic and political slavery being the desired end result.
SEPARATES WHEAT FROM CHAFF
The Daily Bell is a true beacon to lead in helping the reader to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Liberty is under assault by Big Government. The Daily Bell is an essential tool for information for those who want to fight for freedom.
The Nature of American Politics
January 21, 2013
Editorial By Tibor Machan
So few grasp this that it's embarrassing. The political purpose of America, as made pretty clear by the Founders and the Declaration of Independence, was to secure for the people a country in which they can be free as they could be in the state of nature only also reasonably safe from aggressive neighbors across the world.
Politics up until then had been mostly about imposing power on others, robbing them of their resources, subduing them good and hard (unless they were friendly family members or fellow tribesmen). The genius of John Locke's system of natural individual rights is that it nearly succeeded in fashioning a society that marked off for everyone a sphere of personal authority, an area in which they would have the liberty to do as they judged proper and not be invaded by others whose company they could enjoy at their pleasure, not as a matter of invasion. The idea was that in the wilds people could do as they judged fit except when some powerful bullies stood in the way.
Being free is a great thing but if others can with impunity impose themselves on one, that takes a lot away from the beauty of liberty. So how was liberty to be secured while avoiding hazards posed by the bullies? That is the question to which no political thinker has managed to find the answer but John Locke and a few others who taught the American Founders and Framers (e.g., Montesquieu) came very, very close. If a system of individual natural rights could be codified and its administrators had sufficient integrity not to cave in to the temptation to compromise it, there was a good chance that the people could not only have the right to liberty but enjoy its exercise as well.
That is roughly how America developed into a relatively bona fide free society, though by no means consistently, flawlessly. A sufficient number of Americans had been devoted to the project so that a pretty free country came about and managed to provide for its citizenry a kind of country only here and there tasted and tested around the globe. For quite some time at least the idea of this kind of country kept inspiring Americans and their friends across the globe who flocked to these shores with the hope that they'd be free once they settled here.
Now, however, we have come to the point where a completely alien bunch of "leaders" and their academic cheerleaders – especially in law schools – are slowly but surely selling out the American system. Individualism, which is at its heart, is being besmirched all around, including by the man recently re-elected to be the guardian of it. There appears to be no interest on his part and on the part of his team to further develop what the American Founders and Framers established into a more perfect version. Rather, the current leadership seems hell bent on reintroducing the system of the top-down regime, the very one that the American Revolution set out to overturn.
To reverse this trend will require very dedicated citizens, maybe even ones who will have to reignite the original revolution, preferably minus some of the weaknesses of the initial one. Fortunately, the ideas for this are readily available in the annals of American history, law and some political philosophy. All the new revolutionaries need is to put their shoulders to the task of serious research--actually more their minds than their shoulders.
It must not be overlooked that those who are mounting the counterrevolution are a very clever bunch. They have invaded the most prestigious institutions of learning, from kindergarten to graduate school. They control university presses – journals and books and all. They have overrun the popular culture, such as Hollywood and Broadway and what used to be called dime novels. Their hunger for power is unlimited and they are ready to use all the tricks known to human beings. They have learned well from their heroes. Here is one of them:
"Only one thing is needed to enable us to march forward more surely and more firmly to victory: namely, the full and complete thought of our appreciation by all communists in all countries of the necessity of displaying the utmost flexibility in their tactics. The strictest loyalty to the ideas of communism must be combined with the ability to make all the necessary practical compromises, to attack, to make agreements, zigzags, retreats, etc." [Lenin, Left Wing Communism, 1920].