The Day You Learned Online Fundraising For Liberty

I have helped pro-liberty non-profit organizations transform from being clueless at online fundraising to being world-class experts. I’ll save you a lot of time and headaches by sharing most of the secrets here. You will learn how to become an excellent online fundraiser by reading this blog and attending Optimize Consulting’s breakout session at FreedomFest…

Don’t Be Doomed!

I’d like to award you a ⭐️ gold star sticker if you can finish this sentence “Those who fail to learn from the past are _________” Did you get it? I’ll reveal the answer in just a minute. But here’s the problem. Today our country is full of socialists and supporters of big government who…

Free Speech, Now More Than Ever

As we watch the world we built seem to be torn apart before our very eyes, it’s becoming clear to more and more people that  free speech is more important now than it has ever been. Rising fuel prices and the onset of inflation in a down market have gotten the attention of people who…

NFT’s Higher Purpose

All the signs were there.  There were reports of a velvet-rope pixeled, primate yacht party in Brooklyn. Next,  Justin Bieber and his celebrity friends hit the late-night television circuit to showcase their newly acquired digital collectibles. And then came the ultimate market peak headline, “Madonna Reveals Fully Nude NFTs – and a 3D Model of…

Why a National Popular Vote for President Is Needed

The National Popular Vote interstate compact will guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and DC. It will apply the one-person-one-vote principle to presidential elections. Why is this necessary? Campaigns are concentrated in a dozen closely divided battleground states Under the current state-by-state, winner-take-all method of…

Big Tech: The Greatest Threat to American Freedom

America was founded on freedom—freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of beliefs, and most importantly, the freedom of self-determination. Self-determination, in terms of American independence, meant freedom from control and manipulation by an elite class in England that did not have the best interests of the American people in mind. When the internet was…

ARE SAFE DOUBLE DIGIT INVESTMENT RETURNS STILL POSSIBLE?

PHOENIX ASSET CONSORTIUM LTD. Stock market returns over the past 15 years have been unprecedented, fueled by trillions of dollars in free money, courtesy of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve. However, market conditions have changed, just as they did in 2007 and 2008. The effects of rising interest rates, high inflation, increased spending by…

Learn Economics, Then Vote Smart

Main Street Economics Main Street Economics is devoted to educating the American voting public about basic economic concepts behind the problems facing our country and then offering solutions to those problems. We explain basic economics in laymen’s terms and analyze the issues facing our government. Common sense is used to present the policy ideas which…

Supermodels, Deception, and Redemption

 We’ve all been there.  Bowled over at first sight; eye-catching, known world-wide, and the subject of entire books.  What a package! But as your acquaintance deepens you sense that something’s amiss…  Maybe you’re not getting the straight story…  And maybe you start looking around. That was certainly the case for me.  Like most people, the…

A Realignment Strategy to Turn the Tide

We’re at one of the most polarized cultural and political points in American history. If you’re like me, you’re sick of it. But you don’t want to surrender liberty for the sake of unity. We need a strategy for cultural and political realignment that preserves the liberty we still enjoy and restores that which we…

WHAT DAMAGE WILL THE FED DO NEXT?

How long before the Federal Reserve caves in to deteriorating market and economic news and stops tightening? I have little doubt that we will see the “Powell pivot” before inflation is firmly under control, and even less doubt that the Fed will be unable to bring inflation down without causing serious damage to asset prices…

The East Coast Expansion Accelerates and Brands Emerge

Cannapreneur Partners is currently focused on the east coast. Why? Cannapreneur Partners’ eyes are set on the clear and present cannabis revolution taking place on the East Coast of the country. States such as Massachusetts have shown that the market is hungry for better and affordable access to high-quality, legal cannabis products. 39 states have…

Gun Rights in Troubled Times

Don’t be put on the defensive—we’re proud to fight for gun rights in troubled times 2022 has been a notably violent and chaotic year. Shortly after the tragedies in Buffalo and Uvalde, we’re now learning details about a would-be assassin targeting Justice Kavanaugh, while voters have recalled San Francisco’s District Attorney amid surging crime and…

The Passion of Socialists

Why is there so much passion behind socialism, whereas there’s relatively little behind capitalism? A college student recently asked me this question during a breakout session at a FEE-CISC conference. She went on to point out that advocates of socialism speak with a sense of moral certainty about their position, whereas advocates of capitalism, if…

Turn Your Own Tide Toward Freedom

You’re absolutely aware that a devastating financial and social disaster is looming. You’ve probably seen the signs and have wondered just how to survive it, or avoid it altogether. I’m not a doomsday professor…I’ve simply been in the game long enough to understand the mechanics at play. And I’m not the only one who’s been…

As Radical Woke Activists Seek to Erase Women, It’s Time For A Women’s Bill of Rights

Standing on the sidelines of my daughters’ lacrosse games, I sometimes hear women talking about it in whispered voices. What is happening with women’s sports? Why isn’t anyone doing anything about it? Surely, everyone knows it’s madness to let men compete on women’s teams! These women are right. Everyone knows that it’s deeply wrong that…

Parkinson’s Disease: First-In-Human Clinical Studies with a Novel Therapeutic for Brain Disorders

A healthy and intact vascular system in the brain is critical for normal human functioning, both motor and cognitive. Any disruption in the brain’s blood perfusion system can lead to dire consequences, as the brain neurons are deprived of glucose and oxygen and begin to become dysfunctional. An attractive hypothesis that is emerging from a…

Discover Your Personal Money Scripts® and How They Impact Your Saving Spending & Investing

Somewhat disturbingly, financial psychologists have found clusters of unconscious beliefs that can influence our financial decisions around saving, spending, and investing. Some beliefs are associated with greater and lesser financial success. While our personal set of financial beliefs are as unique as our fingerprints, it could be very useful to discover any influential subconscious beliefs…

The Science of Storytelling

Think tanks, nonprofits, political parties and other impact organizations in the pro-freedom space encounter complicated situations – and arguments – every day. In the face of their complexity, many focus on developing the most logically sound arguments, sophisticated research methods or effective fundraising tools. But whatever their aim, every change-maker must ultimately compete for attention, elicit an…

Schooled, Not Educated

Forty smiling faces gazed back at me expectantly from around the beautiful banquet table while the host introduced me. As an education freedom advocate, I was cautiously excited to speak with highly educated patriots who desire freedom for our nation. Servers came in with plates of filet mignon and roasted potatoes as I gently began.…

She’s My New Favorite Superhero

Scroll through a list of new film releases over the past several years and you’ll notice the titles are dominated by superheroes. Spider-Man, Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Batman, Iron Man, Superman, Aquaman… the list of lead characters with superpowers is somewhat exhausting. Now, I know I’m a bit old school, but I prefer literary heroes…

A Tale of Two Senators from Nevada

Two incidents define the difference between a statesman and a politician from Nevada. The first is Paul Laxalt (1922-2018). His family has deep roots in Nevada. Laxalt was a World War II veteran and a lawyer, and served as a district attorney and lieutenant governor. In 1964, Laxalt decided to run for the US Senate…

Jacqueline Claire Finds Creative Freedom in the Stormy Spiritual Battle of the 2020s

Jacqueline Claire brought her paintings to FreedomFest 2021 from her home in New Braunfels, Texas, which she describes as a little time-travel German river town hidden between Austin and San Antonio. Eager to share her art with the liberty loving community, she feels a camaraderie with freedom fighters. Our group may share different political beliefs…

Resisting a Culture of Mask-Steria

I haven’t worn a mask in weeks, except when I’m flying. I’ve had the vax, I’ve had Covid, and I’ve had enough. Recently I attended a church service while visiting in another state. As I arrived, congregants welcomed me with warm handshakes. I noticed friends greeting one another with hugs and speaking directly into their…

Ko, Koherence & Flow

Ko is a philosophy and method; an ecosystem; a world-wide community; a haven for entrepreneurs, life-long learners, and everyone who loves humanity and wants a place to share our innate gifts. Our Ekosystem is the synthesis of Thought Leadership, Training + Development, Memberships, Koworking, Wellness, and Events. I am Inonge Khabele, Chief Visionary Officer at…

LIVE – LIFE – FREE MOVEMENT

“If You Are Not Part of the Solution, You Are Part of the Problem.” – Orly Amor, Founder of You Are My Light Foundation and Trust In 2019, over 48,000 contacts were made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline in the United States, including all 50 states, with California ranked the highest, followed by Texas…

The $100,000,000 Wall Street Secret

Learn how this Wall Street secret allowed three investors to each create a tax-deferred or tax-free retirement nest egg of $100,000,000. A few years back the Government Accountability Office (GAO) did a study and found out that there are 314 people who have an IRA valued at more than $25,000,000. The GAO estimated that the…

Far Infrared Medical Facts & Research Data

Over the last 25 years, Japanese and Chinese researchers and clinicians have done extensive research on far infrared medical treatments. They have reported some amazing discoveries. In Japan, there is an ‘infrared society’ composed of medical doctors and physical therapists who are dedicated to advancing infrared research.  Their findings support use of far infrared therapy…

FreedomFest 2021 Rapid City SD

As an educational entrepreneur, it is difficult to find allies who believe in free market alternatives to government schools. Even libertarian and conservative think tanks often offer educational policies that keep families dependent on government funding and institutions by offering innovative schemes under the guise of school choice. I was so happy to find so many educational innovators…

Federalist No. 10, Braver Angels Debates, and Not Burning Heretics

I work for Braver Angels, America’s largest fully red/blue and grassroots-led organization promoting civil discourse, depolarization, and what you might think of as “political family therapy.” We have a dedicated national team composed of a few staff and quite a few super-volunteers, and, more importantly, a widely-dispersed network of local alliances and statewide programs that…

Collectibles: The NFT Use Case for Liberty

The pride of my modest economics rare book and historic document collection is the April 1945 issue of “The Reader’s Digest,” which featured a condensed version of F.A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom. The editor’s decision 76 years ago to publish Hayek’s scholarly work for a popular audience proved to be a significant moment in economic…

Marketing and Advertising in a Post- Pandemic Economy

7 Urgent Actions Business Owners, Marketing Directors, Non-Profit Organizations, and Political Campaigns Should Take Now to Thrive and Dominate Whether you are in the business-to-business or business-to-consumer space, non-profit or political space, you must take immediate action not only to grow in 2021, but to dramatically expand and reach market dominance. What you do now…

Pushing Government out of the Bedroom

We must end government interference with adult consensual sex by ending the prohibition of adult consensual sex work. Decriminalization is the only legal model that gets the government out of our bedrooms and out of our business. Sex workers are people of all genders who have been fighting for our liberty for at least as…

Anthem Film Festival Begins at Noon Wednesday

Wondering what to do after you register for FreedomFest on Wednesday? Come on down to the cool, comfortable, historic Elks Theatre for our session on “Rising Up” at the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival! We’re offering several inspiring films on rising above adversity, with post-screening panels that include the directors plus Doug Casey, Matt and Terry…

‘Small-Government Climate Activism’ Is a Dangerous Bait-and-Switch

During the past few years, libertarians and small-government conservatives have been targeted by self-identified “conservative climate activists.” The activists claim global warming is a crisis and conservatives must come up with conservative climate solutions to counter the Climate Left. However, the mythical climate crisis does not exist, rendering proposed solutions unnecessary and harmful. Moreover, even if climate worry…

Five Tips for Nonprofit Leaders to Plan for Proactive Fundraising

Too often fundraising is reactive rather than proactive, hindering growth and creating a frenzied and hectic development culture. Take some time—whether it’s the beginning of the fiscal year or whenever you have time—to set goals, plans, and strategies.  Successful fundraising needs to be strategic. Too often development directors and nonprofit leaders are wearing so many…