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. 33: Is The Libertarian Party As Radical As It Once Was?

On this show, I tend to talk a lot about little l libertarianism – that is, libertarian principles and philosophy, and the various policy conclusions that I draw from those foundations.  But of course Libertarianism also refers to the political party, what I might call big L Libertarianism. If you’ve listened to this show for … 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. 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. 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. 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

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