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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Revive Renaissance Education


Have a new page at BFU, a bit editorial and a bit rant.

I wanted to submit an article that summed up some of the reasons that Bastiat Free University is important. Bastiat U may be early, maybe by decades. The industrial age is going the way of the agricultural age, less human input, more machine. The future belongs to those that can not be replaced by a robot, or a herd of nanobots.

What will it take to avoid being a used part in the industrial age junkyard? You will need to learn how to think and act for yourself. The creators will keep creating, robots and human bots will suffer obsolescence.

One way to look forward is to revert to the past. In the renaissance creative people and businesses flurished. We need an education that will allow us to fit in with that type of culture.

Learn for yourself, travel new paths.


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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Vive la difference!

Sure, I know.

This saying is about the difference in the sexes, we can pause for a moment and celebrate that before we move on to the point of this post.

Back already?

Society is changing. The structures that were created in the industrial age no longer fit our young network society age. Droopy and baggy at points, constrictive to the edge of suffocating at others. Not an attractive or functional mix. This brings us to the difference of Bastiat Free University, a personally tailored learning facility that fits you well.

We are a new garment for a new age. We are not yet tailored, we need you to tell us how to adjust the fit. We expect to need many fittings over the course of time as the infant information society grows.

Here is a cut and paste from the page linked above about some of the unique qualities that set us apart:

A large brick and mortar government approved university will be commercial, but it will sneak up on you, $200.00+ per unit, a three unit course, and once you sign up you discover you "need" textbooks written by the professor, at $100.00+ each. There will of course be several required large fees, per semester. You then discover there is a huge amount of political content alongside the commercial, and you paid for that also. We do not have beautiful buildings, a huge well manicured campus, tenured professors that write expensive books while their grad assistants teach their classes, or years of snobbish and oppressive history. All we have is the knowledge of centuries available to whomsoever is willing to invest the time to learn.

Be warned most of our classes will reflect our appreciation of liberty; that is our political slant, no extra charge.

Come to Bastiat Free University, explore the difference.


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Friday, July 15, 2005

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure. - Helen Keller

They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security. - Ben Franklin

Carpe Nactum: seize the night!

Are you trapped? In a job that offers nothing? In a country run for the benefit of others, at your cost? Start to learn how to escape, now. Today. Start a class from our College of Liberty tonight. Carpe Nactum. Bastiat Free University is ready for you. Enter now.

"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." - Benjamin Franklin

"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." - Voltaire

If it is to be, it is up to me.

Enjoy life,


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Friday, July 08, 2005

Post scripts

Howdy all,

You can learn a lot about us by reading the "fine print" at the bottom of the pages. You probably can learn a lot about anything that way.

One of our bottom lines, our privacy policy, just changed. It did read " Privacy is a basic tenet of liberty; we will not share your information with anyone unless requested to by you." Our world is changing fast, and it is not always better. Our new policy reads "Privacy is a basic tenet of liberty; we will not willingly share your information with anyone unless requested to by you. "

Another indication of the Bastiat Free University world view is our connection to open source as shown by this post script: "Visit our free download and links page; get Firefox, OpenOffice, eZIP35, Foxit PDF reader, and other downloads here. "

A note about BFUs position on equality is encapsulated here: "Unless stated otherwise we will avoid the modern confusion with pronouns by using whatever sounds or feels right at the moment. There is no intention to relegate anyone to a secondary role. Any use of (wo)man, he, him, her, person, or she can be read however you wish. One of the nice things about the internet is that we do not see each other. You may be a one eyed, one horned, flying purple Umpa Lumpa; as long as you assist us in achieving our goals, we don't care. We hope to assist the family of man; it does not matter which gender, or with which tribe our ancestors traveled. Our goal is for each student to become sovereign in, of, and for themselves. If this offends you; leave. "

I guess you may now know more about us than you wanted.

Enjoy Life,


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