Happy Hanukkah!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Taylor Swift, Capitalist, "Shrugs It Off"

A libertarian activist I know, someone who has "stopped driving stick" after a recent diremption, is fascinated by Miss Taylor Swift, in part because of the persistent rumors that Swift's immersion into the world of high fashion models has an amorous purpose.

If being tall, blond, gorgeous, self-made rich, talented, AND dating the cream of the runway were not enough, Miss Swift now seems to be dumping Kennedy boys before they drown her (as is their wont) and making hundreds of thousands off flipping real estate she buys in the Kennedy compound (pictured) while dating them.

If you have BBC America you can watch a charmingly young and awkward Swift try to keep up verbally with John Cleese and others on The Graham Norton Show (arguably a better show than any American late night talk shows).

I think in a decade if someone makes a really good version of Atlas Shrugged, when Miss Swift will be in her mid-30s, they could do much worse in casting Dagny Taggart than to offer the part to Taylor Swift.

Happy Hanukkah Advent Calendar - Our 10 Hottest Libertarian Jews

(Our list is for humor - and appreciation - and includes atheists, agnostics, half-Jews, and anyone else we wanted to include, who is arguably Jewish.  We aren't promising not to do a list of hot libertarian clergy for Easter.  I'm also including Objectivists etc. because a square is a rectangle even if a rectangle isn't always a square.  So...get your dreidel's out for a game of spin the dreidel...



ליברטי .)

We have 8 days of we will be adding a hot Jew every day (before sunset), like an Advent calendar.  Nominate the remaining hot libertarian Jews.  And please, current MOTs, no Ayn Rand, Jane Jacobs, Murray Rothbard, Milton Friedman.  Also feel free to nominate people for the Hanukkah 5776 list.


TV's Andy Levy

Well, warm and cuddly anyway.  Although we found this glamour shot.  Mr. Levy is known for his cats, his dry wit on the FoxNew's show RedEye, and his sweet little cheeks.  (He has a nice punim too.)

Brittany Leigh Sligar

Ms. Sligar, an undergraduate, blogs at Natural Folk and declares on twitter "I want to abolish the government. Yay for Anarcho-Capitalism. Long live free markets!"

Jim Epstein

Mr. Epstein is a writer and video producer at reason magazine.


Angela Keaton

Sometime member of the Libertarian National Committee, Ms. Keaton works at  If you become her pen pal she will supply you with very amusing articles and humor, often about Taylor Swift or liberty movement celebrities.


Alan Gura

Mr. Gura is the chief 2nd Amendment advocate in American courts in the Heller decision and other cases.  I'd go to a shooting range with him anytime.


Michelle Minton

Newlywed Ms. Minton runs Human Achievement Happy Hour and writes for the Competitive Enterprise Institute.


Alex Epstein

A philosophy student by training, Epstein is the author of the new book,  The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and a website on the same subject.


Ashe Schow

Ms. Schow (the one without hooves) is a columnist at the Washington Examiner.

Ashley Rae Goldenberg

A student at George Mason University, Ms. Goldenberg wrote an admirable short defense of Israel and is a contributing editor for Liberty Without Apologies. Follow her on Twitter @Communism_Kills.


Jeremy Sapienza

Sapienza (left) is the proprietor of Cafe La Mejor in Brooklyn and an urban gardener.  Amazingly, even though a Jew and a libertarian, he has been known to blog.


Libertarian calendar for January

January 7
Allen TX

Collin County Libertarian Party meeting

6:30pm Food and Fellowship
7:00pm Meeting Begins

January 10
New York, NY
New York Libertarian Party Meetup Group

1:00 PM
Father Duffy Square (north end of Times Square)
Broadway & W 47th St

Falling asleep in front of the TV