Ep. 53: The Merits of Price Gouging

In the last few weeks, we’ve been forced to endure trials and tribulations both physical and intellectual.  It’s not bad enough that mother nature has thrown two massive hurricanes at the southern United States.  In addition, we’ve also had to deal with the intellectual absurdity surrounding labor unions and price gouging.  But fear not, because … read more

Ep. 52: Free Speech Activist Teaches Us How to Reach Antifa Youth

In the wake of the recent civil unrest and horrific violence in the streets of Charlottesville, Boston, Durham, and elsewhere, it can be easy to feel alienated from humanity.  And just when we feel like we need some better news, up crops someone like Ben Kolodny.  As an activist for free speech, Ben recently had … 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. 39: Actual Anarchy: How Do We Get There?

The concept of anarchy scares a lot of people.  But the truth is that anarchy is already a huge part of your life, whether you know it or not.  Most human interaction occurs in an anarchistic relationship — meaning nobody had to hold a gun to your head to get you to interact peacefully with … read more

Ep. 24: Economic Illiteracy

It’s far too common nowadays to hear about the gender pay gap.  We hear time and again that when a hurricane ravishes a city, everything will be OK because the jobs created by the recovery effort will lift the community out of poverty.  And we’re berated on an almost daily basis about how healthcare is … read more

Don’t Become a Champion of the Middle Ground

Laurence Vance posted an article earlier this month in which he provided an overview of various Republican tax plans, or as he rightly calls them “tax scams.”  As usual, Mr. Vance is on point.  In the article, he displays all of the recent tax plans put forth by Republican members of Congress and even the Presidential candidates … read more

Ep. 11: The State Ruins Healthcare

Over the past three to four years, my family and I have come to loathe healthcare.  No matter what doctor we see, no matter what state we live in, no matter how carefully we discuss the cost, inevitably months later we’re surprised with mysterious bills for services we can’t even remember.  Can you think of … read more

Bastiat, Rolling In His Grave

That familiar old question from the grocery clerk, “paper or plastic,” is quickly being replaced by a State-mandated “did you bring a reusable bag, or shall we punitively charge you for your evil plastic bags?”  Ok, I admit, that’s not exactly how a savvy grocery clerk would put it.  But nonetheless that’s the message that’s … read more

Walter Williams on the Conspiracy of the Minimum Wage

Dr. Williams once again provides crystal-clear analysis about some unintended consequences of the State’s control of the price of labor. The most devastating and difficult-to-change economic conspiracy is the minimum wage law. The conspiratorial aspect of the law is that it prices all people out of the job market whose skills do not provide the … read more

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