Libertarian Ladies Roundtable – Why So Many White Guys? – LOF #13

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Libertarian Ladies Roundtable – Why So Many White Guys?

I’m the only guy on the show as three lovely libertarian ladies — Kiki, Carrie and Lisa — join me for a wide-ranging discussion about the female perspective on liberty issues and society.

Here’s some of what the ladies and I discuss:

  • Why are most libertarians white men?
  • How a bad encounter with the State or police can bring a woman to liberty
  • Why there aren’t more black men in the liberty movement (and the disconnect that causes many of them to embrace the state)
  • What Colin Kaepernick gets about State oppression (and what he still doesn’t understand)
  • Why women are the most radical of all libertarians
  • The risks that libertarian women face, that men don’t
  • How Kiki uses her philosophy of freedom to be a better friend to her girlfriends
  • Why a long-time friend is more likely to be a statist than a new friend is
  • The arrogance Carrie sometimes sees in libertarian men (and how she handles it)
  • Why the ladies couldn’t imagine having a romantic relationship with a statist
  • Anarchism without adjectives
  • Feminism as a collective ideology vs. individual liberty
  • Individualist feminism – why it’s not an oxymoron
  • Two unique ways Carrie strikes up conversations with strangers
  • A Dead Libertarian you’ve probably never heard of (but you need to know about)
  • And much more!

Essays by Voltairine de Cleyre

Voltairine de Cleyre on YouTube

Wendy McElroy: Feminist History Revisited

 

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Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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Adam Kokesh: Candidate For Not-President In 2020 – LOF #12

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Adam Kokesh: Candidate For Not-President in 2020

Adam Kokesh took some time out from his hectic For the Love of Freedom Tour to sit down with me in Anarchy One Studio to discuss his time in combat, his anti-war activism, his time in prison, the tour, his book Freedom, and his future campaign for “Not-President.”

Here’s some of what Adam and I discuss:

  • The method Adam uses in his man-on-the-street videos to get people to try to think differently
  • How Adam went from a libertarian in name only to a true freedom fighter
  • Why Adam intentionally filmed himself loading a shotgun near the Capitol and uploaded it to YouTube
  • What Alex Jones doesn’t understand about Adam’s activism
  • Why government wars should be obsolete by now
  • The police department that used more firepower to arrest Adam in his house than was used by the US military to kill Bin Laden
  • What Adam did to pass the time in prison, and the life-changing project it inspired
  • Why statists who argue that people who didn’t serve in the military can’t oppose war (and why they’re dead wrong)
  • Is Adam retired from street-level civil disobedience?
  • What Adam considers his most important act of civil disobedience yet
  • Adam’s favorite medium for spreading the message of freedom (it’s probably not the one you think)
  • Why Adam wrote his book (and why he gives it away for free)
  • How Adam has the energy to drive to 48 states, visiting 64 cities in 63 days
  • Why Adam wants to run for president (and why it’s not merely an “educational” campaign
  • What Adam would do on his first day in the White House
  • And much more!

Visit Adam’s website.

How to get Adam’s book Freedom . . . for FREE!

Check to see if your city is on the For the Love of Freedom Tour.

Watch Adam’s YouTube videos.

Follow Adam on Twitter.

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If you want a FREE copy of my book Petty Little Tyrants, and Other Essays, go to LibertariansOnFire.com/book.

Most music on Libertarians On Fire is courtesy of Bill Palmer’s TV Killers. To hear more of Bill’s music, please visit his Bandcamp page.

Libertarians On Fire is covered by a BipCot No Government license. It can be reused by anyone except governments and government agents and employees.

Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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Obamacare: A Disaster 100 Years In The Making – LOF #11

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Obamacare: A Disaster 100 Years In The Making

If you think healthcare in the US got really bad all of a sudden because of Obamacare, then this is the episode for you!

Here’s some of what Frank, Jackson and I cover:

  • Why Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster for almost everyone involved
  • How the Canadian healthcare system is similar to the US system (and how it’s different)
  • Is healthcare a right?
  • Why healthcare is really no different from any other product or service
  • How government appropriates a monopoly on the provision and regulation of healthcare
  • The endless cycle of government intervention in the private sector (and what the inevitable result of it is)
  • How the American Medical Association conspired with the government to limit the supply of doctors and healthcare workers (and the hidden racist agenda that went along with it) over 100 years ago
  • The difference between health insurance and other types of insurance
  • Why health insurance covers low-cost routine maintenance, but car insurance doesn’t
  • How the government-insurance complex hides the true cost of healthcare from patients
  • One simple thing that Amazon and Ebay do that could work in a free market in healthcare providers
  • How Frank saved thousands of dollars on surgery by shopping around (and why almost no one ever does this)
  • Why health insurance and pharmaceutical companies will fight a true single-payer system in the future
  • Hans Hermann Hoppe’s 4-part plan to get the government out of the healthcare business
  • Why the FDA doesn’t protect people (and why they are responsible for a mountain of dead bodies)
  • The industry that is protected from lawsuits (and how taxpayers get stuck with the bill as a result)
  • Why people die waiting for drugs to be approved (and why other people die after taking approved drugs
  • How eliminating all medical licensure would give individuals more choices and lower prices in healthcare
  • Abolish Medicare and Medicaid? How the poor and elderly would be taken care of in a free society
  • And much more!

Hans Hermann Hoppe’s Four-Step Healthcare Solution

Murray Rothbard on Government Medical “Insurance”

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Most music on Libertarians On Fire is courtesy of Bill Palmer’s TV Killers. To hear more of Bill’s music, please visit his Bandcamp page.

Libertarians On Fire is covered by a BipCot No Government license. It can be reused by anyone except governments and government agents and employees.

Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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Home School vs. Government School Cage Match: How One Couple Won At Both – LOF #10

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Home School vs. Government School Cage Match: How One Couple Won At Both

Home school vs. government school: Home school parents and veterans of the Government’s Day Prisons For Kids Age 5-18 join me to discuss both sides of the education equation. We also crush three major myths about home schooling.

Here’s what you’ll hear about in this episode:

  • The history of compulsory education, and how it came to America
  • Why government schools are not interested in teaching kids how to think critically, and think for themselves (and what they do instead)
  • The best option to government schools
  • What happened when Brian and Carrie’s young son declined to take off his jacket in school (and what they did in response)
  • Bully government school teacher terrifies children
  • How one kid outsmarted the government school system (he didn’t learn how to do it in school!)
  • Why Brian and Carrie let their kids decide whether to home school or go to public schools
  • A great question to ask kids: “Who owns you?”
  • Why parents don’t need to be “qualified” teachers in order for their kids to learn in home school
  • How elements of unschooling and traditional learning can be combined to create a superior learning environment
  • Free and low-cost home school curriculum resources
  • How your child can earn two associates degrees by the time she’s 18
  • Why kids learn more when they focus on their interests and passions
  • An $8 per month membership you can use to supplement other learning materials (you might be a member already!)
  • Why catering to your child’s particular learning style is more effective than the government’s archaic, rigid, one-size-fits-all classrooms
  • How the learning experience can be crushed by the reward AND punishment of conventional letter grades
  • The difference between education and learning
  • Three myths about home schooling, debunked
  • How and why to make home schooling work financially 
  • And much more!

Get free home school learning materials from Khan Academy.

Join the Ron Paul Home School Curriculum here and claim Tom Woods’ bonuses valued at $160.

Two more home school curriculum options: the Robinson Curriculum and the completely free All in One Home School.

Considering home schooling your kids? Make sure you know the laws and policies in your state with the help of the Home School Legal Defense Association.

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If you want a FREE copy of my book Petty Little Tyrants, and Other Essays, go to LibertariansOnFire.com/book.

Most music on Libertarians On Fire is courtesy of Bill Palmer’s TV Killers. To hear more of Bill’s music, please visit his Bandcamp page.

Libertarians On Fire is covered by a BipCot No Goverment license. It can be reused by anyone except governments and government agents and employees.

Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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Adventures In Nicaragua: Energy Economist Confronts Howler Monkey – LOF #9

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Adventures In Nicaragua: Energy Economist Confronts Howler Monkey

Join me as I talk with my guest Brandon, an economist studying rural energy poverty. Brandon recently returned from a month-long trip to Nicaragua, and he shares his adventures with us.

Here’s what you’ll hear about in this episode:

  • Tom Woods mentions Libertarians On Fire during The Tom Woods Show and then again in an email to his list
  • Why Brandon joined the military (and why he wished he hadn’t)
  • How Brandon talked his brother out of joining the military using a clever form of reverse psychology
  • The book Brandon read that instantly made him want a PhD in economics
  • Keynesian economics vs. Austrian economics: how they’re different and which is better
  • Why Milton Friedman jumped the shark on monetary policy
  • How Brandon navigated the land mines of learning economics from statist professors 
  • The book that launched Brandon on his libertarian journey, and led him to take an interest in energy poverty
  • A dead libertarian who renounced violence and became a staunch anti-war activist 
  • Modern energy that the first world takes for granted (and what people in the developing world have to deal with)
  • How a single solar-powered light bulb changed a family’s life
  • Why US government foreign policy since the mid-1800s still adversely affects the lives of people in Nicaragua to this day
  • The mistake some people make when they conflate the State with the nation 
  • What happened when Brandon confronted a howler monkey (and what they have in common with humans)
  • Why it’s easy to catch a cab in Nicaragua
  • Free-market agorism at work in a socialist economy
  • How crafty entrepreneurs take advantage of the US Coast Guard
  • And much more!

Watch Alex Epstein shred Senator Barbara Boxer during a congressional hearing.

Read Jeffrey Sachs’ The End of Poverty, the book that made Brandon want to pursue a PhD in economics.

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Most music on Libertarians On Fire is courtesy of Bill Palmer’s TV Killers. To hear more of Bill’s music, please visit his Bandcamp page.

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Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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Government Cops: Serving and Protecting Themselves – LOF #5

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Government Cops: Serving and Protecting Themselves

Government cops supposedly exist to serve and protect the public that pays their salaries and generous pensions.

But in reality, they only serve and protect themselves. Because of a combination of police unions, qualified immunity, and officer safety being paramount, cops are above the laws they enforce.

Join us for a stark look at the reality of modern policing in America:

  • What cops do (and what what they do NOT do)
  • A biblical story about the origin of police
  • What two cops did when they were called to rescue a woman drowning in a lake
  • How to snitch on your neighbors (and why you shouldn’t)
  • A couple places you can put your car registration sticker other than your licence plate
  • Do you own your home or rent? (Hint: you’re a renter, no matter what)
  • The actual size and material of The Thin Blue Line
  • Do we even need cops?
  • And much more!

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Most music on Libertarians On Fire is courtesy of Bill Palmer’s TV Killers. To hear more of Bill’s music, please visit his Bandcamp page.

Libertarians On Fire is covered by a BipCot No Goverment license. It can be reused by anyone except governments and government agents and employees.

Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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NAP A to Z – Non Aggression Principle Explored – LOF #4

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NAP A to Z – Non Aggression Principle Explored

The non-aggression principle is the bedrock philosophy of liberty for most libertarians. In this episode, we cover the NAP from A to Z, including:

  • What it is (and what it isn’t)
  • Historical background (and no, Ayn Rand did NOT invent the NAP)
  • When is it OK to violate the NAP?
  • Objections to the NAP (both inside and outside libertarian circles)
  • Who can get away with violating the NAP (and who can NOT)
  • A philosophy of liberty based on self-ownership
  • The moral hazard of delegating violence to agents of the State
  • Share your internet passwords and go to jail!
  • A Dead Libertarian who earned the nicknames “Mr. Libertarian” and “The State’s Greatest Living Enemy.”
  • And much more!

Check out a selection of Murray Rothbard resources.

Watch the Philosophy of Liberty video.

Watch along with Murray Rothbard as Wendy McElroy and Jeffrey Tucker perform Rothbard’s one-act play “Mozart Was a Red.”

The audio clip from the Murray Rothbard speech is courtesy of Libertarianism.org.

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Most music on Libertarians On Fire is courtesy of Bill Palmer’s TV Killers. To hear more of Bill’s music, please visit his Bandcamp page.

Libertarians On Fire is covered by a BipCot No Goverment license. It can be reused by anyone except governments and government agents and employees.

Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

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From Republican to Libertarian in 24 Short Years – LOF #1

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From Republican to Libertarian in 24 Short Years

Hear about my journey from child Republican to Libertarian to libertarian to internet essay writer to podcaster in the debut episode of “Libertarians On Fire,” THE weekly podcast dedicated to promoting peace and individual liberty, while opposing the tyranny and wars of the State.

Look for a new episode every Friday morning, beginning on July 1.

To connect with the show, send me an email.

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If you’d like a FREE copy of my book Petty Little Tyrants, and Other Essays, go to LibertariansOnFire.com/book.

To see the entire presentation by Gene Burns to the Libertarian Party of Georgia from 1991, go to LibertariansOnFire.com/gene.

The audio clip from the Gene Burns presentation is courtesy of Libertarianism.org.

All music on Libertarians On Fire is courtesy of Bill Palmer’s TV Killers. To hear more of Bill’s music, please visit his Bandcamp page.

Libertarians On Fire is covered by a BipCot No Goverment license. It can be reused by anyone except governments and government agents and employees.

Until next week, peace.

Rick Rivers

P.S. If you’d like to help ignite the fires of freedom, subscribe to the show so you can get new episodes delivered to you automatically every Friday morning! Click one of the buttons below to subscribe.

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