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

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

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

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

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