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. 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. 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. 8: Question, Examine, Discuss EVERYTHING

Lately I’ve been astonished at how frequently the media, the State, and regular run-of-the-mill uninterested citizens have all been in lockstep with the notion that ideas and opinions that are in contrast to your own should be silenced, ignored, or vilified.  When we can’t have a civil discourse about current events without an accusation of … read more

To Protect the Innocent, Due Process is Vital

There’s been a lot of talk lately about due process.  In the wake of a nightmarish shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, arguments have been fierce about whether or not a restriction of gun rights for those on the so-called terror watch list or no-fly list could have prevented the horrific carnage.  Quickly, the idea … read more

Defend Voluntary Association

Voluntary association is one of the most basic tenets held by the truly liberty-minded.  And yet lately it’s fallen out of fashion, sometimes even with those claiming to be [L]ibertarians.  Instead, we’re told, public accommodation laws should be favored.  These laws empower the the State to insert itself into a business arrangement that should be … read more

Jury Nullification: The State Is Terrified

On July 30th, Mark Iannicelli was arrested just outside a Denver, CO courthouse and charged with seven felonies.  Mr. Iannicelli wasn’t committing a violent act, stealing large amounts of money or private property, threatening violence, or selling prohibited controlled substances.  Mr. Iannicelli was carrying out one very important, albeit incredibly State-infuriating, act of public service.  Mr. Iannicelli … read more

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