MLK, Jr.’s Libertarian Movement, Labor Day, Spanking, & the Social Contract (28m) – Episode 455

Episode 455 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: why Martin Luther King, Jr. and the fight for civil rights was a libertarian movement; where wages came from and why they have been a blessing for humanity; why spanking is unintelligent, lazy, selfish, and unnecessary; and the central problem in social contract theory and a more accurate way to formulate it (as a peace treaty in a threat game).

Book: No Hitting!: A Short Guide on Why Spanking is Unnecessary by Skyler J. Collins

Listen to Episode 455 (28m, mp3, 64kbps)

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Founder and editor of and, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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Alex Knight
Alex Knight
1 year ago

“Libertarian” didn’t really start to come into popular usage, believe it or not, until the 1990s — more or less in tandem with the rise of the Internet. Also, MLK’s prominence *was* in the 1960s. He was assassinated in 1968.

Alex Knight
Alex Knight
1 year ago

You’re welcome. Being a child of the 70s myself, it seems odd to me that anyone could not automatically associate MLK with the 60s — but that must just be further proof of how old I’m getting. 🙂

I remember when I first heard the word “libertarian” around ’93-’94, and had to learn what it even meant. Most other people didn’t know either. Today, almost everyone does — even if they have false or incomplete definitions…and/or argue about them. Chalk up that change from 25 or so years ago, however, directly to the Internet.