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, Libertarianism.org, 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...
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...
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...
mark shea libertarianism

Episode 55 – Mark Shea says libertarianism is incompatible with Catholicism, but we rebut...

Mark Shea has a blog on Patheos.com called “Catholic and Enjoying It!” that I stumbled upon the other day.  Both Slappy and I...
Houston price gouging

Episode 54 – Hurricane Harvey and price gouging in Houston

Hurricane Harvey has hit the Houston area and has brought with it huge amounts of rain.  The area has been hit hard and...

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