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Ep. 50: The Battle Continues

It’s hard to believe I’ve released 50 episodes of the Battle for Liberty.  In this episode, I share with you the relative success of this podcast and why that’s important.  Then I re-state the mission of the podcast and review basic libertarian political philosophy in terms of the primary principles: nonaggression and property rights.  This … read more

Ep. 49: How to Win Supporters by Sticking to Your Principles

When you think about propaganda you probably think negative thoughts. In your mind, that word has dishonest undertones, doesn’t it? That’s because propaganda is usually something that’s used to fool you, or at least strategically influence your thinking in a subconscious manner. And we’re usually told that the message buried in your subconscious is misleading … read more

Ep. 48: Defending the Undefendable

This week, the Libertarian Life segment makes a triumphant return.  In it, I discuss my own personal nullification of the soda tax.  Then we dive into more serious topics as I review Dr. Walter Block’s masterpiece, Defending the Undefendable.  Buckle up, kiddos, this one’s gonna be a bumpy ride.   Book Referenced Defending the Undefendable, … read more

Ep. 47: Free Market Beats The State — The Solution to Landfills

Ever wonder what happens to your food waste once it leaves your curb in the ole’ garbage truck?  It typically winds up sitting in a landfill somewhere.  And if this is the best solution we have for these waste products, then there’s no problem.  But is there a better solution?  You bet there is!  But … read more

Ep. 46: The Pledge of Allegiance

Growing up, I distinctly recall standing up every morning in school, placing my hand over my heart and blindly reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.  But no one ever taught me what it meant — at least not in any meaningful way that went further than the propagandists’ standard argument that it was somehow patriotic. Fast … read more

Ep. 45: Shots Fired, Anarcho-Capitalists Attacked! I Respond

A controversial article at BeingLibertarian.com recently made the rounds and I was asked to respond.  At issue is the author’s claim that anarcho-capitalists are harming the libertarian movement due to their inflexibility and unwillingness to compromise. In today’s episode I analyze the article and take apart the claims one by one.  Where will you come down? … read more

Ep. 44: Secession Day 2017

Many libertarians hate the 4th of July.  But I don’t mind it so much.  I quite like it, in fact.  You see, I take this holiday as an opportunity to spread the truth about the history and significance of what really happened all those years ago.  SECESSION! So go ahead, neighbor, light up that sparkler. … read more

Ep. 43: The State is Out of Control, Plus Listener Questions

Today I spend a good amount of time talking about specific examples that definitively prove the State is out of control.  I use three nearly-unbelievable examples of absurd Statist tyranny to hammer the point home. Prior to that discussion, I provide some follow-up to a question raised back in episode 12 regarding private defense and … read more

Ep. 42: Trump’s Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control

President Donald Trump recently announced a plan to “privatize” the air traffic control system in the US.  Upon hearing such news, a budding libertarian might be inclined to pop the corks off the champagne bottles and start partying like the revolution is about to begin.  Not so fast, says Captain Dave, our resident airline industry … read more

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