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“The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
John F. Kennedy

Thank you for visiting The Raw Report.

This blog was created to provide an alternative perspective on current events dealing with liberty, economics and politics. Though I do not profess to express an unbiased opinion – after all who can claim to be truly objective? – my aim is to present to you an uncensored and unapologetic, well-informed view grounded in the philosophy of liberty and backed up with factsMart3_flipped.

So who brings you this kind of perspective? My name is Mart and I am an International Business graduate (B.B.A.) from The Netherlands currently living in South America. During my studies I lived abroad in Denmark, South Korea, Spain and the United States. Though I am no longer a student in name, I study a lot in my spare time, mostly in an effort to unlearn much of what I was taught in the public school system.

I got extremely excited when I first found out about Ron Paul and libertarianism, telling myself something along the lines of “if only Ron Paul gets elected president, the rest will sort itself out”. But witnessing how one of the very few honest, principled politicians was treated by the establishment eventually lead me to become an advocate for voluntaryism, after being anarcho-curious for some time. I believe in the right to self-determination and civil liberties, and espouse the Austrian School of Economics. Health is another passion of mine and somewhat of a recurring topic in my writing.

If you want to republish my articles to your website or blog feel free to do so without my express permission. In fact, if you hit me up I might just include a link to your site on The Raw Report! Regardless of what you end up doing I would of course appreciate a link back to the original article!

If you are interested in learning more about the topics I write about, and especially if you’re one of those INTJ-type people like myself, check out the Suggested Readings section for some books that might be of interest to you. As Mark Twain said: never let schooling interfere with your education!

Click here for the April 2013 Liberty In Exile podcast to listen to host Yaël Ossowski and myself discussing the European Soviet Union.

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Thanks again!

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