Thomas DiLorenzo: Ten Things You Should Know about Socialism (50m)

This episode features a lecture by economics professor and Austro-libertarian Thomas DiLorenzo from 2016. He looks at the many aspects of socialism and why its a disastrous economic system for liberty and prosperity. Purchase books by Thomas DiLorenzo on Amazon here.

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Carl Watner: For Conscience’s Sake (31m)

This episode features an audio essay written by historian and voluntaryist Carl Watner in 1992, which comprises Chapter 9 of Everything Voluntary: From Politics to Parenting, edited by Skyler J. Collins and published in 2012. He explores the voluntaryist roots of religious freedom. Purchase books by Carl Watner on Amazon here.

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Mike Munger: Fair Trade and Free Trade (58m)

This episode features an interview of economist Mike Munger from 2007 by Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk. Does the premium for fair trade coffee end up in the hands of the grower? What economic forces might stop that from happening? They discuss the business strategy of using higher wages as a marketing strategy to attract concerned consumers. They turn to the issue of free trade agreements. If the ideal situation is open borders to foreign products, is it still worthwhile to negotiate bilateral and multilateral agreements that requires delays, exemptions and a bureaucracy to enforce? What is the cost of including environmental and various labor market regulations in these agreements? Purchase books by Mike Munger on Amazon here.

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Jeff Brown: Nonviolent Communication (1h9m)

This episode features an interactive lecture by certified trainer Jeff Brown from 2015. Nonviolent communication facilitates harmonious interpersonal relationships in families and communities by allowing people to hear their own deeper needs, and those of others. Purchase Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg on Amazon here.

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Donald Boudreaux: Resisting the Growth of Governments (57m)

This episode features a presentation by economics professor Donald Boudreaux from 2001 about the nature of government. He says that even in the face of public choice-type of environment that is constantly pushing the state to grow, ideas do matter and can constrain what the state can do. Purchase books by Donald Boudreaux on Amazon here.

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Alfie Kohn: Unconditional Parenting (37m)

This episode features an interview of education and parenting researcher, writer, and lecturer Alfie Kohn from 2009 by Laura Markham of Aha! Parenting. They consider and critique the misguided use of both punishments and rewards in the rearing of children. Purchase books by Alfie Kohn on Amazon here.

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