statists supporting oligarchy

Episode 67 – Are statists unwittingly supporting an oligarchy?

We hear it all the time from people, especially when they’re defending some war that makes absolutely no sense.  The claim is always...
NFL military propaganda

Episode 66 – NFL military propaganda

While watching the Sunday night football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys last night, commentators Al Michaels and Cris Collingsworth lamented...
Jordan Peterson on anarchy

Episode 65 – Jordan Peterson on anarchy

Jordan Peterson has come to some fame (or notoriety) following his admirable refusal to go along with the militant politically correct culture.  Dave...
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...
immigration and labor

Episode 62 – Facts without analysis are worthless: immigration and labor

We seem to be getting a lot of inspiration from Twitter recently.  And we feel no shame: Twitter is an excellent muse.  There...
state must provide basic needs

Episode 61 – Is it true that the state must provide basic necessities?

One of the main concerns among people is how basic needs would be met.  A lot of libertarians think the answer is obvious—otherwise...
michael huemer

Episode 60 – In defense of Michael Huemer’s “Is Taxation Theft?” piece

The Cato Institute tweeted an article from their site,, with the text “If #TaxationIsTheft (and it is), does it follow that we...
cause of the las vegas shooting

Episode 59 – Poor reasons for the cause of the Las Vegas shooting

The country has gone through yet another senseless mass shooting.  This time it was in Las Vegas at a country music festival that...
preferable violence

Episode 58 – The difference between justified violence and preferable violence

The Non-Aggression Principle is one of the core ideas to libertarianism, but it is unfortunately not always correctly applied even by otherwise strong...