Ep. 45: Shots Fired, Anarcho-Capitalists Attacked! I Respond

A controversial article at BeingLibertarian.com recently made the rounds and I was asked to respond.  At issue is the author’s claim that anarcho-capitalists are harming the libertarian movement due to their inflexibility and unwillingness to compromise. In today’s episode I analyze the article and take apart the claims one by one.  Where will you come down? … 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. 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. 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

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

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

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

Ep. 6: Henry Hazlitt Changed My Life

Today I discuss a multitude of unintended consequences with which we the citizens must grapple.  I reveal to you the absolute best book on economics for a beginner, and discuss how that book will forever change how you see the world.  Interested in the red pill?  Listen up and find out more. Quotations Discussed “The … read more

Williams, Hazlitt, Bastiat: The Elite I Can Support

This week, Walter Williams channeled Henry Hazlitt (and by proxy Frédéric Bastiat) in a superb article dealing with the recent drive for the $15 minimum wage. Call me crazy, but it seems every economic blunder pushed by our noble policy makers always boils down to Hazlitt’s one lesson, which he admittedly learned from Bastiat.  Williams does us … read more

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