Post Tagged with: "“free markets”"

143: Why Socialism is So Popular Among the Young

143: Why Socialism is So Popular Among the Young

Is socialism gaining in popularity among younger people? For that matter, is capitalism on the outs with the millennial generation? Depending upon who you ask, this appears to be the case. But where do these attitudes originate? Do the young people allegedly embracing socialism even understand what it is, or are they just excited at the prospect of “free” stuff? In this episode, we discuss how to counter this trend and when to start teaching free market principles to youngsters.   Links mentioned: Why Socialism is So Popular Among Young People by Connor Boyack Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the […]
May 20, 2019
108: Scott Beyer on What Could the Free Market Do for Zoning?

108: Scott Beyer on What Could the Free Market Do for Zoning?

Zoning and land use regulations can have serious, and sometimes negative, impact on your property rights. When you can’t so much as add a shed to your backyard without seeking permission, paying fees and otherwise gaining the approval of a local board, it can be stifling. Scott Beyer has been living in 30 different cities, one month at a time, to explore what works and what doesn’t. He joins us to discuss how the regulatory state is affecting us down to the tiniest details of our lives and what the free market can offer in way of alternatives.  
August 22, 2018
100: Ron Paul Reflections on the Fight for Liberty

100: Ron Paul Reflections on the Fight for Liberty

Welcome to a milestone episode of Society and the State. For our 100th episode, it’s fitting that our guest is former Congressman and presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul. Dr. Paul has been a tireless advocate for personal liberty and free markets. His influence has been a catalyst for many of us who have found purpose in the cause of freedom. Dr. Paul shares his thoughts on what the freedom movement has accomplished so far and what likely lies ahead for it.  
July 24, 2018
92: Matt Warner on How Is the Worldwide Fight for Freedom Going?

92: Matt Warner on How Is the Worldwide Fight for Freedom Going?

Sometimes it feels as though freedom and free markets have become a low priority for most folks. However, behind the scenes, it’s astonishing how many individuals and organizations are working passionately to promote the ideals of a free society. Atlas Network is a worldwide network that connects hundreds of organizations that are defending freedom around the globe. Matt Warner is the Chief Operating Officer for Atlas Network. He joins us to share his insights into what Atlas is accomplishing.  
June 26, 2018
89: The Importance of Networking

89: The Importance of Networking

Few things can magnify our individual efforts like making productive connections with others who are hard at work in a similar cause. The division of labor works at a philosophical level too. If you’re serious about growing your circle of influence, you must learn how to network with others. In this episode, we discuss some of the networking lessons learned while attending the recent Foundation for Economic Education conference in Atlanta.   
June 15, 2018
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
29: Commander Dale Brown on Privatizing Protection of People & Property

29: Commander Dale Brown on Privatizing Protection of People & Property

How differently might police protect and serve the public if their departments were subject to the same market forces and customer choice as the private sector? Commander Dale Brown of the Detroit-based Threat Management Center has some answers that will likely surprise you. He spells out what the past couple of decades have revealed in places where private security provides protection. When protectors of people and property are accountable to their customers, the quality of service goes up and the propensity for violence goes down.
September 15, 2017