Empowerment, Economic Growth, Gun Policy Costs, & Antinatalism (32m) – Episode 359

Episode 359 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: why empowerment is not telling people that they are helpless to do anything for themselves and must wait for others to act first; the importance of secure property rights to economic growth; why it’s muddy metaphorical thinking to claim that homicides, suicides, et cetera, are “costs” of loose gun policy; a couple of point against antinatalist philosophy; and more.

Ron Paul: The Untold Story of the Man Who Helped Inspire a New Generation of Liberty Lovers

If you’re under the age of 40 and you’re reading this, chances are very good that your interest in the liberty movement was sparked by three-time presidential candidate and veteran Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Paul inspired an entire generation of Libertarians, Constitutionalists and limited-government Conservatives with his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.

Continuity Is Power

We’ve only been a few generations without continuity. It’s still possible to imagine going back, and it’s still possible to return and cling to the communities and institutions and places that make us different, singular, and free. But we have to do it while the memory of a different way of living is still with us.

The New Censors

Do you say what you think? That’s risky! You may get fired! You’ve probably heard about a New York Times editor resigning after approving an opinion piece by Senator Tom Cotton that suggested the military to step in to end riots. Many Times reporters tweeted out the same alarmist wording, “Running this puts Black NY Times staffers in danger.” Really? How?

Contra The Short, Simple Dismissal Of Libertarianism: Philosophy and Society (32m) – Episode 317

Episode 317 has Skyler giving his commentary on the subtopics “Philosophy” and “Society” 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.”