It’s every capitalist’s favorite time of year; a time of Black Friday sales, Â commerce, and cookies!
Ah! Â But what should you buy for your lovable libertarian this year? Â You’ve already lavished them with some of the best libertarian holiday gifts you can find, but now you’re fresh out of ideas!
Fear not! Â AGL is here, like a bright-red-nosed ungulate on a stormy December 24th evening, to save the day.
Below we’ve compiled the very tippy-top 5 best libertarian Christmas gifts, so you can stop freaking out and go back to celebrating the beauty of voluntary exchange in a (kind of) free market!
These folks are free-market anarchists with a flair for eye-catching designs and bold declarations, sure to start up a conversation or two with passerby. Â Their Obama World Tour tee is guaranteed to get you some stares from ardent leftists on your morning commute, or from Uncle Leroy around the eggnog bowl.
Buy one for $18-$20.
This is the second time the creative artists over at Big Head PressÂ have made it onto this list for one of their totally wicked graphic novels. Â Full of clean, appealing artwork and withÂ a timely, Christmassy message, you won’t be disappointed with this libertarian tale.
Office of National Drug Control Policy Director, Scrooge McCzar, has a cancer patient arrested for smoking medical marijuana on Christmas Eve, but later that night he finds himself visited by three spirits, including the ghost of Harry Anslinger. Â Filled with great characters and presented with a cutting wit, this story will teach you everything you need to know about our country’s failed “war on drugs.”
Pick up a copy at Amazon for $5.95.
Page has become a somewhat unofficial troubadour for the political/Ron Paul wing of the liberty movement. Â His recent single, â€œLibertyâ€ is a perfect illustration of his talents. Â Simple, acoustic guitar mixed with a great radio voice makes this a song you can sing along to while you carry your â€œLegalize Capitalismâ€ sign outside the Capitol.
The album named after the song is equally stirring, and will keep any libertarian’s ears warm during the cold winter months and while enduring statist epithets and their silly “who will build the roads?” arguments.
Buy it on Amazon for $8.99
A great libertarian novel to curl up next to a fire with, and it’sÂ about fire! Â From the dust jacket:
Living as a squatter on public land, Rollo has long waged a personal war against the Forest Service, so itâ€™s little surprise when rangers burn him out of his latest shack. But when Rollo is subsequently blamed for a disastrous wildfire, he seeks help from his close friend, Scott, an anarchically minded outdoors enthusiast, and Scottâ€™s girlfriend Lani, who dislikes Rollo but shares his distaste for authority. While investigating a suspicious new forest fire, the trio interrupts a bizarre but vicious gang of environmental terrorists.
The book is a rollicking romp through the high desert of Arizona, which AGL rather enjoyedÂ when we read it.
Get it on Amazon for $10.79
The libertarian in your life is surely aware of Ayn Rand’s famous novel, The Fountainhead, but are they also aware that the book was made into a movie in 1949 starring Gary Cooper (as Howard Roark) and Patricia Neal?
Then you simply must get them this film!
Rand herself wrote the screenplay, so your libertarian will be happy to know that none of her message was watered down (Roarks famous courtroom speech comes to a healthy 6 minutes) and the film’s conceptions of Roark’s beautiful but iconoclastic buildings is alone worth the price of admission.
Get it on Amazon for $7.99