The Libertarian (1978-1980)

Published by The Libertarian Foundation at 909 Thurlow Street in downtown Vancouver from April 1978 to February 1980, The Libertarian was the first libertarian newsletter on the West Coast as far as we know.

Volume 1

  • The Libertarian Volume 1, # 1 April 1978 – 2 pages
    – a two page introduction to the Libertarian Foundation
  • The Libertarian Volume 1, # 2 May 1978 – 4 pages
    – Progress report
    – The Growth of the Libertarian Movement
    – Libertarian Action: Statistics Canada
    – Books
  • The Libertarian Volume 1, # 3 June 1978 – 8 pages
    – Editorial: The Heroin Treatment Act
    – Progress Report
    – Weekend in Washington (about an LP Conference in Seattle)
    – BC Railway: A Political Pipe Dream by Philip Mills
    – The War on Free Trade – Part 1: Free Trade and Prosperity or War by Jerome F. Smith
    – 1981: The Year of the Underdog by Michael Crosbie (humor)
    – Points of View by Richard F. Davison
    – Creating a Market for the Product by Helen Yeomans
    – Books: Mainspring of Human Progress (Grady) & The Love of Liberty (Read)
  • The Libertarian Volume 1, # 4 July 1978 – 8 pages
    – Editorial: Death and Taxes
    – Progress Report
    – United Right to Work Association
    – Letters & Our Readers Inquire
    – What Causes Inflation by Walter Boytinck
    – The War on Free Trade – Part 2: Tariffs: More Hands in Your Consumer Pocket by Jerome F. Smith
    – Can We Afford Canada Post? by Philip Mills
    – Tips for Delinquent Taxpayers by Michael Crosbie (humor)
    – Books: Planned Chaos by Ludwig von Mises
  • The Libertarian Volume 1, # 5 August 1978 – 6 pages
    – Editorial: Minimum Wage Laws
    – Progress Report
    – The Canadian Alliance to Limit Taxes
    – The War on Free Trade – Part 3: The Benefits of Free Trade by Jerome F. Smith
    – Tips for Delinquent Taxpayers Part 2 by Michael Crosbie (humor)
    Libertarian Goes to the Movies: Convoy reviewed by Robin Gillespie
  • The Libertarian Volume 1, # 6 September 1978
    – Editorial: Shopping Restrictions
    – Progress report
    – Our Readers Inquire
    – Dullards & Sense by Bill Buckler Jr.
    – Barter: A Growing Phenomenon by Cam Osborne
    – “Permissiveness” or Liberty by Robert C. Wilson
    – Education in Alberta by Robin Gillespie
    – Books: The Tariff Idea by W.M. Curtiss
  • The Libertarian Volume 1, # 7 October 1978
    – Editorial: Watchdogs for the State
    – The bill bissett Affair by Marco den Ouden
    – Progress Report
    – Dullards & Sense by Bill Buckler Jr.
    – Our Readers Inquire
    – Marketing Boards by Philip Mills
    – Rumblings: Walter Boytinck – What One Person Can Do by Richard Bolstler
    – Book Review: Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
  • The Libertarian Volume 1, # 8 November 1978
    – Editorial: Canada Savings Bonds – Insecurity for the Future
    – News Flash: Libertarian Elected in Alaska
    – Progress Report
    – Two Poems by Roxane Sanderson
    – Dullards & Sense by Bill Buckler Jr.
    – Our Readers Inquire: What would be the Libertarian solution to the problem of postal strikes?
    – Pollution and Property by Oscar W. Cooley
    – Rumblings: De-Socializing Medicine by Richard Bolstler
    – Book Review: Defending the Undefendable by Walter Block reviewed by Marco den Ouden
  • The Libertarian Volume 1, # 9 December 1978
    – Editorial: 1978 in Review
    – A Fit of Morality by Paul St. Pierre
    – Progress Report
    – Death & Taxes
    – Dullards & Sense by Bill Buckler Jr.
    – Our Readers Inquire: Is there really a Santa Claus?
    – Let’s Abolish the CRTC by Walter Boytinck
    – Rumblings: Never on Sunday by Jack H. Singer
  • The Libertarian Volume 1, # 10 January 1979
    – Editorial: Banning Children’s Advertising
    – News: HALT Vice-President Wins First Income Tax Skirmish
    – A Notice to Our Readers
    – Human Action by Mike Little
    – Dullards & Sense by Bill Buckler Jr.
    – Let’s Abolish the CRTC! Part Two by Walter Boytinck
    – Cartoon: Tale of a Coat
    – Rumblings: Smuggling in Tyranny by Marco den Ouden
    – Books on Liberty: A Selection from our Book Store
  • The Libertarian Volume 1, # 11 February 1979
    – Editorial: A Question of Ownership
    – Forgiving Our Debtors by Kenneth McDonald
    – The Libertarian Foundation: Progress Report
    – Human Action by Mike Little
    – Dullards and Sense by Bill Buckler Jr.
    – Are You a Closet Libertarian? by Tonie Nathan
    – Rumblings: Count Me Out by Marco den Ouden
    – Our Readers Inquire: In a libertarian society, would Nazis be allowed to speak freely?
  • The Libertarian Volume 1, # 12 March 1979
    – Editorial: A Question of Ownership Part 2
    – The Invisible Man Becomes Visible by Barbara Amiel
    – The Libertarian Foundation: Progress Report
    – Human Action by Mike Little
    – Dullards & Sense by Bill Buckler Jr.
    – The Private Constitutional Conference by Marco den Ouden
    – Comic Strip: The Dying Dollar by Father David
    – The Negation of the Absolute by Michael Erwin

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