Ep. 41: Beer and Liberty

This week it’s all about beer.  My guest is Nick Weber, who has recently penned a great expose on some statist shenanigans taking place in Colorado.  In typical fashion, our elites have attempted to placate us by permitting a tiny bit more freedom.  The new law, which grants “new” liberties isn’t necessarily a good thing, … read more

Ep. 40: BFL Correspondent Havana Great Time in Cuba

The Trump administration recently leaked information that it would reverse the Obama-era rollbacks in regards to relations with Cuba.  This seems to be more of Trump’s “America First” strategy in action.  But what, if anything, will such a reversal accomplish?  The State is masterful at achieving unintended consequences and I’m wondering what will happen when the US reimplements … 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. 38: Detained and Molested by the TSA

I had another vile encounter with the TSA this week.  To sum it up, I present you with the following 1-question pre-test: TSA Lead Agent Kerry informed me that being forcibly molested in public is authorized by: A) The 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution B) Presidential Executive Order C) My Consent D) All … read more

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. 36: Intellectual Property

The John Deere corporation would like you to understand that you don’t actually own anything you’ve purchased if it relies heavily on software. According to John Deere, you’ve merely purchased the license to the software that runs on those devices. But otherwise, they retain an exclusive right over the device and how it’s maintained or … read more

Ep. 35: In Defense of #TaxationIsTheft

The deadline for filing federal taxes was this week.  So many of us in the libertarian universe were out in full force proclaiming #TaxationIsTheft.  As we’ve come to expect, Statist apologetics were quick to dutifully defend their master and its means of financial health.  This week I respond to a few of the arguments put forth by … 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. 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

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