Nation-States – A Fundamental Flaw of Human Nature – LOF #6

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Nation-States – A Fundamental Flaw of Human Nature

What is it that gave rise to States?

How did the nation-state become the ubiquitous form that States took?

What is the fundamental flaw of human nature that leads to statism, and keeps it alive?

Join me and new co-host Frank Dobbs as we explore these fascinating questions, including:

  • How did the earliest States develop?
  • The “settled brigands” theory of States
  • How disputes were settled before the advent of States
  • The contest among the king, the church, the aristocracy and the towns: who won?
  • The rise of bureaucracies and how they became more powerful than kings
  • From monarchy to democracy: evolution or devolution?
  • The immediate problem Ron Paul would have faced had he become president
  • New segment: Ask a Libertarian – Do we need widespread mandatory vaccinations?
  • Dead Libertarian of the Week – The late, great Harry Browne
  • And much more!

Explore Martin van Crevel’s The Rise and Decline of the State

Read Hans Hermann Hoppe’s Democracy: The God That Failed

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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.

To connect with the show, send me an email.

You can also follow the show on Facebook and Twitter.

If you’d like to be on the show, click here to use your phone or your computer.

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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