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

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

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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