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HALT Report

In July 1978, Human Action to Limit Taxes (HALT) was formed by Mike Little and Rick Bolstler, the founders of The Libertarian Foundation. (See History for more information). HALT published a a newsletter every two months from February 1979 to April 1982. Originally the newsletter was called The Halter. But with the July 1980 issue it changed its name to HALT Report.

Volume 1

  • the halter Vol 1, # 1 February 1979 - 4 pages
        - From the President
        - Progress Report
        - HALT Vice-President Wins First Income Tax Skirmish
        - Tax Evader Fined, Jailed
  • the halter Vol 1, # 2 May 1979 - 4 pages
        - Tax Revolt: Can It Be Done? by Robin Gillespie
        - Politics: A Statement of Policy
        - HALT Update
        - Taxation and You by Richard Bolstler
        - Government Fired! - Klaus Kiel Nielsen
  • the halter Vol 1, # 3 July 1979 - 8 pages
        - Progress report
        - Henry Hazlitt Jojns HALT
        - New HALT Branches Formed
        - From the President
        - Growing Membership First Priority
        - Name the Newsletter Contest
        - Letters
        - Secretary Funding Needed
        - Privatizing Parks and Recreation by Robert W. Poole Jr.
        - Books
        - Average Canadian's Tax Burden Up 36% Since 1961
        - I Wish I Had Said That (a quotation from H.L. Mencken)
        - Results of 1979 HALT Federal Candidates' Survey
  • the halter Vol. 1, # 4 September 1979
        - From the President - Mike Little
        - Myers Escapes
        - Calgary Taxpayers Revolt (from Alberta Report Magazine)
        - Boytinck Gets Company
        - Toward Fee Public Education by Robert Poole Jr.
  • the halter Vol. 1, # 5 November 1979
        - HALT News: Edmonton, Victoria, Calgary
        - Unpaid Tax Collectors Resign by Heather Engstrom
        - News Briefs
        - Lessons of Proposition 13 by Robert W. Poole Jr.
        - Bureaucratic Nightmare: The Myers Tax Case by Marco den Ouden
        - Our Readers Write
  • the halter Vol. 1, # 6 January 1980
        - The Calgary Story by Vicki Perkins
        - Editorial: A Salute to Calgary
        - HALT Moves East by Nick Moldovanyi
        - News Briefs
        - Fiscal Watchdog: Whither Public Libraries? by Robert W. Poole Jr.
        - Books
        - Calgary's Hidden Ally by Richard Bolstler

Volume 2

Note: Volume 2, like Volume 1 was published every two months. The five issues below are for March, May, July, September and November 1980. However, they are numbered 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6. Somewhere # 3 disappeared. I don't believe there was a # 3. But if there was and anyone has a copy, please let me know.

  • the halter Vol. 2, # 1 March 1980 - 6 pages
        - Editorial: Conspiracy - Thought Crime of the 80s
        - Vancouver's Doomed Stadium by Nick Moldovanyi
        - Hans F. Sennholz Joins HALT
        - News Briefs
        - HALT Firms Up Product
        - Fiscal Watchdog: Vanpooling by Robert W. Poole Jr.
        - From the President
        - Thom Smith: Office Dynamo

  • the halter Vol. 2, # 2 May 1980 - 6 pages
        - Editorial: Tax Cheat - There's No Such Animal
        - "Canada's Friendly Taxman" Joins HALT's Board of Advisors
        - Vancouver's Doomed Stadium Part 2 by Richard Bolstler
        - Fiscal Watchdog: Private Contracting versus Public Utilities by Robert W. Poole Jr.
        - HALT Across Canada
        - Humor: Driving the Income Tax Department Wild by Johnny Reb
        - Now That's a Membership Renewal
        - Selected Quotes

  • HALT Report Vol. 2, # 4 July 1980 - 8 pages
        - Editorial: Mr. Trudeau's Constitution
        - Vancouver's Doomed Stadium: Carrying the Word to the Province by Nick Moldovanyi
        - Inflation in One Page by Henry Hazlitt
        - Political Cartoon by Yardley Jones
        - HALT Across Canada by Mike Little
        - Who's Who in HALT: Mike Little by Shannon Vale
        - Book Review: Cutting back City Hall by Robert W. Poole Jr. reviewed by Bill Buckler
        - Fiscal Watchdog: Rescuing New York by Robert W. Poole Jr.
        - Firming Up the HALT Product Part II by Richard Bolstler
        - A Selection of Our Media Coverage

  • HALT Report Vol. 2, # 5 September 1980 - 8 pages
        - Editorial: Trial by Jury
        - Value for Value: HALT Sales by Bill Buckler
        - To a New Covenant by Richard Bolstler
        - Hagar the Horrible comic strip by Dik Browne
        - HALT Across Canada
        - News From the Tax Revolt by Nick Moldovanyi
        - Fiscal Watchdog: School Budgets by Robert W. Poole Jr.
        - Who's Who in HALT: Walter Boytinck by Marco den Ouden
        - Firming Up the HALT Product Part III by Richard Bolstler
        - Book Review: Confessions by Barbara Amiel reviewed by Bill Buckler

  • HALT Report Vol. 2, # 6 November 1980 - 8 pages
        - Editorial: The Energy Debate
        - LRT: Boon or Boondoggle by Marco den Ouden
        - Inflation: Changing the Perception by Mike Little
        - Boytinck Appeal Dismissed
        - Fiscal Watchdog: What Price Garbage Monopolies? by Robert W. Poole Jr.
        - Who's Who in HALT: Rick Bolstler by Heather Engstrom
        - Firming Up the HALT Product Part IV by Paul Miniato
        - The Politics of Taxi Licensing by Don Redekop
        - HALT Across Canada by Nick Moldovanyi

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