Ep. 37: The Triumph of the Free Market

This week I’m going to engage the State in an epic battle against the free market.  Ok, ok, “epic” may be a bit of a stretch.  Come on, you know it’s true — the State never had a chance.   Donations for the Martinez and Irwin Families GoFundMe: Mark, Erin and family   Articles Referenced Oil … read more

Ep. 34: United Airlines Flight 3411 — The Whole Story

When United Airlines chose to forcibly remove one of their paying customers from an airplane in Chicago this week, a terrible mistake was made. I think a lot of people agree that the airline could have done a better job of problem solving, and physical removal could have (and should have) been avoided.  But what’s … read more

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. 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. 25: In Search of Liberty, She Fled Communist China

  Many of us in the Liberty movement talk a great game.  That is — we’re fantastic cheerleaders for the cause.   We write blogs, books, and articles.  We publish podcasts.  We participate at rallies.  We even practice civil disobedience.  But the vast majority of us have never risked our lives or our families in search … 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

Ep. 23: We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

What a crazy week for news its been.  Three crazy members of Black Lives Matter kidnapped, held, and tortured a special needs teen in Chicago, expressly because he was a white Trump supporter.  But was it a hate crime?  Apparently not.  Then there was a mass shooting at the Ft. Lauderdale airport and it took … read more

Ep. 17: What Can the Chicago Cubs Teach Us About Decentralization?

Sometimes I wonder if government bureaucrats were put on this planet to help prove me right.  On the heels of my last podcast episode, a GOP state representative from Georgia came out and acted all triggered by GrubHub CEO Matt Maloney’s now notorious post-Trump election email to his employees.  In this episode I take him to … read more

Ep. 14: Property Rights

I’ve already identified property rights as one of the two main tenets of libertarianism.  In this episode, I examine and explain the Libertarian philosophy of property rights in depth.  What do Libertarians think about property rights?  How do we arrive at our assertions about property rights?  And what are some of the logical conclusions that … read more

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