funding the American war machine

Funding the American war machine follows the doomed 1920s German model

As much as people like to believe that their versions of central planning are different from the previous failed attempts, history always has a...
bitcoin is political

Don’t kid yourself, bitcoin is political

Bitcoin was first popular among libertarian circles due to its usefulness in decentralizing the money system.  It was and continues to be a good...
bitcoin forks

Episode 64 – Bitcoin forks and current bitcoin news with Vivek Raj

It seems like forks are all the rage nowadays—that is if you follow bitcoin.  A few months ago, we experienced the Bitcoin Cash...
social safety net

Episode 63 – Replacing the social safety net

Libertarians often get criticized for not describing a system or society with an explicit social safety net.  People argue that it is the...
private courts

Episode 57 – Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin and state courts vs private courts

Boxing is typically more of a fringe sport compared to the most popular American sports, but that does not mean that huge amounts...
sharing economy

What sharing economy advocates ought to consider as they use modern conveniences

The term “capitalism” has been dragged through the dirt more so than almost any other.  While the socialists and communists obviously reject the idea,...
untransferred risk

Episode 56 – How the disincentive of untransferred risk helps to regulate the market

Sometimes people are just so wrong that you rebut them twice! This is the case with Matthew Green, a cryptography professor at John Hopkins...
matthew green libertarianism

No, Matthew Green, libertarianism won’t feature people building condos on live volcanos

Libertarianism is still fairly on the fringe of normal thought, and I would argue that most people are fairly unknowledgeable about many of its...

There is No Such Thing as Intrinsic Value

I've heard it argued that Bitcoin has no intrinsic value, like gold or the US dollar, and therefore it cannot last for the long-term. ...
Cenk Uygur oil industry

Cenk Uygur swings and misses on his oil refinery suffering happiness

A lot of people use social media, especially Twitter, to rile others up and get reactions.  It generates attention and thus helps their brand. ...

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