I put out the first issue of The Laissez Faire City Times on Nov. 1, 1997, which some think of as All Saints Day but which I knew as Nevada Day. I was living in Reno, Nevada at the time.
There were 8 issues in 1997, 44 in 1998, 50 in 1999, 52 in 2000, 53 in 2001 (there were 53 Mondays in 2001), and 6 issues thus far in 2002. Basically I selected (or sometimes wrote) the articles, read them for content, did some copy editing, and set them up initially into html. The Publisher did the graphics, ran the web site, and paid the writers.
The Laissez Faire City Times has had a pretty good impact for an Internet newspaper started from scratch and run on a shoestring.
Unfortunately it has come time for the Publisher Rex Rogers and I to part ways.
Consequently, I am launching a new Internet publication, The Laissez Faire Electronic Times. The Publisher of this new publication will be The Digital Monetary Trust, and writers can, if they choose, have their payments made directly to their anonymous DMT/ALTA accounts.
The editorial policy will be the same as I've previously followed. We will publish articles on freedom, finance, and the digital society, with implied emphasis on the rights of the individual. Submissions should be text or MS Word (no macros, please), and should be a minimum of 1000 words or so (I may publish shorter pieces, but this is not likely). There is no maximum.
As was the policy at The Laissez Faire City Times, we will never presume to "own" someone else's work. We will pay $100 for the right to use the article on our web sites, without interfering with your right to use the article elsewhere also. After publication in The Laissez Faire Electronic Times, you may post the article on your own web site or sell it to someone else. We usually don't like reruns, so if an article has already been used elsewhere, mention that fact.
Existing writers for Laissez Faire City Times can have their old articles reposted at the new Laissez Faire Electronic Times web site, provided they give me permission to do so. (You may not, however, have your articles removed from the Laissez Faire City Times web site, because the right to have them there was a condition of their acceptance and for which you were paid.)
Article submissions for the new Laissez Faire Electronic Times should be sent to "Zola" email@example.com.
The web site for the Laissez Faire Electronic Times will be at
Since I will be doing the web site myself, at least initially, it will be simple and streamlined and without the strange clutter that the Laissez Faire City Times web site seems to have acquired.
Here's to the future.
Zola is the editor of The Laissez Faire Electronic Times. Email Zola: firstname.lastname@example.org.