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A Libertarian walks into a bear: the Utopian plot to liberate an American town (and some bears)
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New York : PublicAffairs, 2020.
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viii, 274 pages ; 25 cm
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"Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to take over an American town and completely eliminate its government. In 2004, Grafton, NH, a barely populated settlement with one paved road, turned that plan into reality. Public funding for pretty much everything shrank: the fire department, the library, the schoolhouse. State and federal laws didn't disappear, but they got quieter: meek suggestions barely heard in the town's thick wilderness. The bears, on the other hand, were increasingly visible. Grafton's freedom-loving citizens ignored hunting laws and regulations on food disposal. They built a tent city, in an effort to get off the grid. And with a large and growing local bear population, conflict became inevitable. A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear is both a screwball comedy and the story of a radically American commitment to freedom. Full of colorful characters, puns and jokes, and one large social experiment, it is a quintessentially American story, a bearing of our national soul"--

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"Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to take over an American town and completely eliminate its government. In 2004, Grafton, NH, a barely populated settlement with one paved road, turned that plan into reality. Public funding for pretty much everything shrank: the fire department, the library, the schoolhouse. State and federal laws didn't disappear, but they got quieter: meek suggestions barely heard in the town's thick wilderness. The bears, on the other hand, were increasingly visible. Grafton's freedom-loving citizens ignored hunting laws and regulations on food disposal. They built a tent city, in an effort to get off the grid. And with a large and growing local bear population, conflict became inevitable. A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear is both a screwball comedy and the story of a radically American commitment to freedom. Full of colorful characters, puns and jokes, and one large social experiment, it is a quintessentially American story, a bearing of our national soul"--,Provided by publisher.
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Hongoltz-Hetling, M. (2020). A Libertarian walks into a bear: the Utopian plot to liberate an American town (and some bears). First edition. New York: PublicAffairs.

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Hongoltz-Hetling, Matthew. 2020. A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (and Some Bears). New York: PublicAffairs.

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Hongoltz-Hetling, Matthew, A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (and Some Bears). New York: PublicAffairs, 2020.

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Hongoltz-Hetling, Matthew. A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (and Some Bears). First edition. New York: PublicAffairs, 2020. Print.

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