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‘If you throw a rock into water it sinks; if you throw a stick into water it floats; if you throw a man into water he must decide whether to sink or swim.’ – Mises

“The fools did not realize that they were merely recovering a portion of their own property, and that their ruler could not have given them what they were receiving without having first taken it from them.” – Etienne De La Boetie

“Reasons not rules.” – Bane

For a New Liberty by Murray Rothbard and The Machinery of Freedom by David Friedman.

Casino and Dumb & Dumber

Justin chose to go to George Mason solely to ride his skateboard in DC. What an amazing accident.

Justin Longo is a proud two-time graduate from the great George Mason University where he fell in love with Austrian Economics and public policy. Upon graduating again in 2007, he ventured out west and settled in Denver. One Google search of, “free market think tank Colorado” led Justin to the Independence Institute.

He has been with Independence since May of 2007 when he interned with the Fiscal Policy Center. After about a year, Independence realized they couldn’t get rid of him. So, they did the next best thing – they offered him a full-time position.

Justin has played many key roles since 2007. He’s been the voice of Jon Caldara, IT guy, video production guru, script writer, Complete Colorado’s editor, communications, marketing, camera guy, events, and head dishwasher. There’s literally nothing on earth this guy can’t do.

Nowadays Justin finds himself in the position of “Content and Communications” manager. Whatever that means. But from what he’s been able to gather, it means writing stuff and getting it out to the public to read.

Justin also co-founded the international libertarian drinking club, Liberty on the Rocks, in 2008 with a couple friends he met at the Independence Institute. Liberty on the Rocks is still going strong after all these years. To find a chapter near you, or to start your own chapter, go to LibertyontheRocks.org.

Justin lives with his amazing wife, baby boy, and 3 dogs somewhere in the suburban sprawl of south Denver. Justin is not only a coffee and craft beer snob, but also a bit of a music snob. He’s been collecting records since the summer of 1999 and has several opinions on several genres and artists he would be more than happy to share. Just ask.