Ep. 32: How Capitalism Can Save the Environment

One of the most common objectives thrown in the face of libertarians is the problem of protecting the environment.  The typical argument goes something like this: “without the State, evil corporations — who are motivated only by profit — will squander natural resources, emit toxic pollutants, and ruin the environment for everyone. How could a 100% … read more

Ep.31: Milton Friedman Was Wrong

Ok, let’s be honest: on a great many topics, the distinguished economist Milton Friedman was right. Minimum wage? Affirmative Action? He nailed those. And he probably converted countless people to the cause of liberty. For that reason (and others) I think he’s one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century. But he wasn’t … read more

Ep. 30: Minarchy v. Anarchy

One of the most common arguments within the liberty movement is whether individual freedoms are better protected by a small government or by no government at all.  Some maintain that the inherent flaws of humanity require a small, limited government to supplement an otherwise completely free society.  But others aren’t quite so convinced.  Could it be … read more

Ep. 29: The Scientific Method for Your Reasoning

Have you ever wanted to improve your skills of argumentation?  Ever gotten into a debate but found you and your opponent got nowhere?  We’ve all been there!  What you should know is that it’s almost a certainty that the breakdown in communication was caused by a failure to adhere to a system of consistency of personal … read more

Ep. 27: Conservatarians

Every now and then I hear of someone claiming to be a conservatarian.  Unfortunately I’ve found that this is akin to claiming to be a unicorn.  The creature simply doesn’t exist.  You see, conservatarians attempt to mold libertarianism into a mild form of their brand of statism.  But if you’re being intellectually honest, you have … read more

Ep. 26: Executive Orders, Immigration, and Anarchy

The political circus sure has been entertaining these past few weeks.  Amidst all the turmoil, there have been a few topics desperately in need of analysis from a libertarian viewpoint.  This week I discuss executive orders and the recent hullabaloo over President Trump’s immigration policy.  There’s an angle on immigration that everyone is missing.  But not … read more

Ep. 13: How I Voted in the 2016 General Election

In this episode, I’ll give you my political philosophy on the practice of voting.  Here’s a preview: sometimes I think it’s ok and other times I think it’s opposed to the nonaggression principle.  If that sounds confusing, don’t worry.  Just have a listen and I promise you’ll understand. As a special bonus, I also tell … read more

Ep. 10: Voluntaryism Revisited

If you’re having trouble conveying the ideas of libertarianism, anarchy, or anarcho-capitalism to your friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers, don’t give up.  Anarchy has a marketing problem and I believe the solution is a small shift in messaging toward Voluntaryism.  In this episode I continue the discussion of Voluntaryism and defend against a common objection. … read more

Ep. 9: Voluntaryism is the New Anarchy

When you were growing up, at some point in your life I can almost guarantee your parents said “we don’t hit people,” “don’t take that from him,” and “leave him alone.”  Neither you nor your parents knew it, but for the very first time you were being exposed to the idea of voluntaryism, the notion that … read more

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