Under what conditions in our oft-promoted libertarian stateless society, will a person’s freedom be taken away? How will people be punished for committing crimes – real crimes, not victimless crimes – against people or property? Will there be pre-trial confinement and bail? House arrest? Will there be prisons? Just how different from the current state injustice system will the stateless libertarian dispute resolution system be? Listen to this week’s episode to find out!
Absentee ownership is taken for granted in today’s society and indeed by most anarcho-capitalists. Whatever you can legitimately obtain and keep is kosher, according to proponents of absentee ownership, be that a tiny self-sufficient homestead or a global corporate empire spanning multiple industries with tens of thousands of employees. But without state protection in the form of limited corporate liability, subsidies and the inefficient state monopoly court system, I don’t think absentee ownership on any kind of large and expansive scale can be practically sustained.
We are defeating ourselves by hyping the power of the forces arrayed against our efforts for liberty. We need to build ourselves up, not continually knock ourselves down with fear after fear after fear. Whether it’s Agenda 21, the NDAA, “black-bagging,” indefinite detention, the NWO, GMOs, economic collapse, fluoride or something else that scares you silly, the first step is to relax and remain calm. If you hype the threat to other people, if you make them scared, you reduce the chance that they will find the courage to speak out, resist and build alternatives.
The left says the corporations are the bad guys. The right says the government is the bad guy. Which one is it? We solicited opinions from dozens of libertarians and we analyze them in this episode. I had a blast recording the conversation with John. This is episode 17 of The Art of Liberty podcast and I hope you enjoy it!
In episode 16, we take a call from a listener about arguments to defend private property and we talk weight different listener ideas about what is needed right now in order for the liberty community to advance towards our vision of a more libertarian society. This show was interesting and fun to make!
If we are for peace, then we have to put away the guns. If we keep the guns as part of our activism, then stop sounding like hypocrites by talking about peace.
In episode 14 of The Art of Liberty Podcast, John and I talk about Adam Kokesh’s latest arrest, the latest on Edward Snowden and some other topics that came up in the news this last week. Good stuff!
To realize our vision of freedom, peace and prosperity, we have to get proactive. A few days ago I proposed a liberty rapid response team here. I expand on that idea in this under-5-minute video. Give it a watch.
In June, I was honored to be the subject of even more liberty community media coverage. I was on Mike Salvi’s World, The Conscious Resistance, and Cop Block Radio. My work was also discussed on Adam vs. The Man, The Daily Anarchist and the Libertarian Examiner. I hope you enjoy this media. I certainly enjoyed giving the interviews!
In episode 13 of The Art of Liberty Podcast, John and I proffer some advice to a young libertarian who posted on the libertarian subreddit. Google agorism, look into direct action. Explore dual power. We also talked about Egypt, Edward Snowden and all our other usual fun stuff. Give it a listen. This is a spirited, joyous conversation. John and I both had fun with it.