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Ain’t nobody’s business

February 15, 2014

Here’s one of my favorite songs about practical libertarianism.

Bear in mind that I’m not advocating champagne, cocaine, candy, or liquor. Nor do I advocate questionable choices in automobiles. A pink Cadillac or a ’57 Merc? I’m thinking not. A ’61 Chrysler New Yorker, on the other hand? Now you’re talking; it was not only stylish, it would move. (Photo from Gasoline Girls.)

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m hardly a libertine. Though if I choose to be one, well, it ain’t nobody’s business but my own.

And that’s the whole idea in a nutshell. Like the man says.

While I’m on this topic, you might enjoy Rogier Bakel’s Nobody’s Business blog. Rogier named his blog after the late Peter McWilliams’ excellent book Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do. (That’s a link to an HTML version. Here’s a PDF version.)

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