Flagpoles, Chaos, Nationalism, & Disillusionment (43m) – Episode 349

Episode 349 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following questions from Quora: “How would libertarian society keep individuals from devolving into chaos?”; “Isn’t libertarianism incompatible with nationalism?”; “What does it take for someone to finally admit their religion or political ideology is wrong?”; and a look at the flagpole challenge to the Non-Aggression Principle by David Friedman.

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Chris J. Returns, Delivery Work, Kamala Harris, & Politicizing Science (45m) – Episode 348

Episode 348 welcomes back Chris Jenkins to chat with Skyler on the following topics: delivery work under Amazon for Chris and food delivery for Skyler; Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick; pandemics and the waning tolerance of lockdowns across the world; the danger and foolishness in politicizing science; Ron Paul’s moment in the sun and whether that was a fluke; and more.

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Aphorisms in Honor of Liberty, Part Four (24m) – Episode 347

Episode 334 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following aphorisms written by Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski: “A businessman calls himself boss, but his goal is to serve others. A politician calls himself servant, but his goal is to boss others.”; “A collectivist in a libertarian society may be an odd duck, but an individualist in a statist society can only be a milk cow.”; “A fool complains about the lack of equality of opportunity. A person of reason appreciates the abundance of diversity of opportunity.”; “Fulfillment: the frame of mind in which success is neither a process nor an event, but a state of being.”; “A libertarian boor is a possibility, but a statist gentleman is a contradiction.”; “A scientist believes that science is a source of knowledge. A pseudoscientist believes that science is the source of knowledge.”

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Florida Unemployment Scam, Native American Lands, & Beirut Lebanon Explosions (22m) – Episode 346

Episode 346 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: the Florida unemployment payout process designed to be such a hassle that it deters almost everyone from claiming unemployment funds; the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County getting back nearly 1200 acres of land originally taken through Spanish conquest 250 years ago in the Big Sur area of California; and the ammonium nitrate explosion in Beirut Lebanon which killed over 150 people, injured over 6,000, and left over 300,000 homeless.

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Radical Button Pushing & Progressive/Conservative Fundamentals (16m) – Episode 345

Episode 345 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: an article he wrote in August 2011 titled, “Button Pushing and the Radical Libertarian“; and an article he wrote in July 2018 titled, “Progressives and Conservatives are Allies on a Fundamental Level“.

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Contra The Short, Simple Dismissal Of Libertarianism: Plutocracy (15m) – Episode 344

Episode 344 has Skyler giving his commentary on the subtopic “Plutocracy” from Mike Huben’s “The Short, Simple Dismissal of Libertarianism“. He writes, “99% of libertarianism is obviously untrue or unacceptable for one or more of these reasons… How can we know that so easily? Here are some simple principles that make it obvious.”

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