74: Tom W. Bell on Why Governments Need Competition

74: Tom W. Bell on Why Governments Need Competition

How great would it be to be able to choose the government system that best suited you? Not just “choose between the options that we give you” but to really have a choice in which government under which you’d prefer to live. Professor Tom W. Bell joins us to discuss polycentric law, a concept in which government is not only decentralized but has to be competitive with other governments for your allegiance.   
April 23, 2018
73: Is There Market Demand for Freedom?

73: Is There Market Demand for Freedom?

Most people would agree that freedom is good thing. Talking about our love of freedom is relatively easy. However, becoming active in supporting or perpetuating freedom seems to be a much harder sell. What is it that keeps us from being more active participants in promoting this ideal? Do we take it for granted when we’re too comfortable? Join us as we discuss how to build market demand for something that has been enjoyed far too rarely throughout human history.   
April 19, 2018
72: Wayne Leighton on the Best Freedom Conference That You’ve Never Heard of

72: Wayne Leighton on the Best Freedom Conference That You’ve Never Heard of

One of the most encouraging aspects of advancing the cause of freedom is getting to associate with others who are driven by a similar purpose. What’s even more encouraging is to find that efforts are happening in locales all around the globe. In this episode, Connor interviews Wayne Leighton from the Antigua Forum in Guatemala. which is accelerating the growth of freedom throughout the world. If you want to see how small groups of people can come together to create genuine solutions, look no further.  
April 16, 2018
71: What Is an Appropriate Age of Consent?

71: What Is an Appropriate Age of Consent?

Pinning down an appropriate age of consent isn’t as easy as simply picking an arbitrary number and sticking with it. It’s not uncommon to know some 16 year olds who behave more responsibly than some 35 year olds. So how can a society find the age where a person may be considered responsible for his or her own actions and no longer be treated as a child? Is age the best metric by which to measure this responsibility?   
April 12, 2018
70: Nate Wessler on Digital Privacy Showdown in the Supreme Court

70: Nate Wessler on Digital Privacy Showdown in the Supreme Court

The balance between protecting personal privacy and pursuing criminal justice always seems to be in a state of flux. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the digital realm. Nate Wessler of the ACLU joins us to discuss the Supreme Court case of Carpenter v. The United States, that involves government searches of our electronic devices, surveillance and privacy issues and requests for data held by third parties such as cell phone companies. If your privacy is important to you, this is a case you’ll want to understand.  
April 9, 2018
69: Is Liberty a Minority Issue?

69: Is Liberty a Minority Issue?

Anyone who’s serious about making a principled stand for liberty can attest that it’s easy to feel seriously outnumbered at times. It’s not that liberty is a bad thing, it’s that so few people are willing to do the heavy lifting it requires. If you’ve felt like a lone voice in the wilderness, this episode should give you a needed boost. Historically, a majority isn’t necessary to effect meaningful and positive change in society. All it takes is a fiercely committed minority who know who they are and who clearly understand the principles and practices of what they’re promoting.  
April 5, 2018
68: Zak Slayback on How to Market Yourself

68: Zak Slayback on How to Market Yourself

Standing out from the crowd isn’t as easy as it sounds. Especially when everyone is doing pretty much the same things to stand out. Zak Slayback is as innovative as he is energetic. He is a master at helping individuals cut through all the white noise and make meaningful connections with the decision-makers. Zak joins us to discuss the essentials of marketing yourself and creating the kind of authentic opportunities that place you in control of your destiny.  
April 2, 2018
67: The 10th Anniversary of Connor’s First Political Activism

67: The 10th Anniversary of Connor’s First Political Activism

One of the truest tests of how well we understand the principles of freedom is seen in how willing we are to stand up for the freedom of others. Especially if those “others” happen to belong to socially unpopular groups.  What exactly does it take to move us from passively observing to taking action? For Connor, it was the SWAT raid on the Yearning For Zion (YFZ) ranch in Texas 10 years ago. In this episode, Connor explains why this event was the catalyst that moved him off the career ladder and onto a path of striving to have authentic […]
March 29, 2018
66: Trey Goff on Should We Scrap Our Constitution and Replace it With a Better One?

66: Trey Goff on Should We Scrap Our Constitution and Replace it With a Better One?

The public’s attitude towards the U.S. Constitution is varied, at best. Some are hostile to it, others regard it as sacrosanct and a good many folks are simply ambivalent about it. Trey Goff closely studied the Constitution and how American government has evolved and then sat down and wrote “The Voluntaryist Constitution” to see if the concept could be improved upon. This is a formidable challenge since constitutions create government. In this episode, we discuss whether it’s possible to create an authentically voluntary constitution that maximizes liberty and prosperity while preventing a government monopoly on force.  
March 23, 2018
65: Weldon Angelos on Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

65: Weldon Angelos on Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Most of us have little experience with the justice system. That’s why we tend to believe that it’s operating in our interests at all times. Weldon Angelos knows better. He was at the center of a criminal case in which he was sentenced to 55 years in federal prison for a first time offense of selling marijuana. Mandatory minimum sentencing laws were the reason. Even the judge who sentenced him protested that the sentence was unjust and that there were far more serious crimes for which people would serve less time. Once you’ve heard Weldon’s story, you’ll better understand why […]
February 16, 2018