Ep. 51: Libertarianism and Christianity

Over the last couple of years I’ve heard from a few different people that my Christian faith is at odds with my libertarian philosophy.  After all, they tell me, the Bible is full of violence!  And let’s not forget that both Jesus Christ himself and St. Paul both gave shockingly clear instructions to pay your … read more

Ep. 49: How to Win Supporters by Sticking to Your Principles

When you think about propaganda you probably think negative thoughts. In your mind, that word has dishonest undertones, doesn’t it? That’s because propaganda is usually something that’s used to fool you, or at least strategically influence your thinking in a subconscious manner. And we’re usually told that the message buried in your subconscious is misleading … read more

Ep. 43: The State is Out of Control, Plus Listener Questions

Today I spend a good amount of time talking about specific examples that definitively prove the State is out of control.  I use three nearly-unbelievable examples of absurd Statist tyranny to hammer the point home. Prior to that discussion, I provide some follow-up to a question raised back in episode 12 regarding private defense and … 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.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

Don’t Become a Champion of the Middle Ground

Laurence Vance posted an article earlier this month in which he provided an overview of various Republican tax plans, or as he rightly calls them “tax scams.”  As usual, Mr. Vance is on point.  In the article, he displays all of the recent tax plans put forth by Republican members of Congress and even the Presidential candidates … 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

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