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The Voluntaryist Voices podcast features lectures, interviews and audio essays by intellectual giants, past and present.

The Voluntaryist Voices podcast features lectures, interviews and audio essays by intellectual giants, past and present.

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United States

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The Voluntaryist Voices podcast features lectures, interviews and audio essays by intellectual giants, past and present.

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English


Episodes

Robert Higgs: The State Is Too Dangerous to Tolerate (58m)

4/8/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by economist and economic historian Robert Higgs from 2013. This is an intellectual tour de force from Higgs, where he demolishes many of the popular misconceptions about (and justifications for) the state.

Duration:00:58:11

Tom Woods: The Calamity of Anti-Capitalism (45m)

3/29/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by historian and Austro-libertarian Tom Woods from 2008. He talks about anti-capitalist thought and the disasters that flow from it, from American history.

Duration:00:45:25

Daniel Lapin: What is Morally Right About Economic Freedom (56m)

3/24/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a talk by Rabbi Daniel Lapin from 2009. He explores the ethics of free markets and economic freedom.

Duration:00:55:31

Michele Boldrin: Against Intellectual Monopoly (1h19m)

3/19/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an interview of research economist Michele Boldrin from 2009 by Russ Roberts, host of Econtalk. Boldrin argues that copyright and patent are used by the politically powerful to maintain monopoly profits. He argues that the incentive effects that have been used to justify copyright and patents are exaggerated--few examples from history suggest that the temporary and not-so-temporary monopoly power from copyright and patents were...

Duration:01:19:23

John Stossel: Freedom and Its Enemies (1h3m)

3/9/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by journalist and television personality John Stossel from 2016. Stossel looks at reasons to favor freedom and free markets over government control and coercion.

Duration:01:02:40

Samuel Konkin III: Counter-Economics and Agorist Strategy (52m)

3/4/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a talk by libertarian activist and organizer Samuel Edward Konkin III (SEK3) from 1975. He discusses the strategy of counter-economics in achieving a free society.

Duration:00:52:13

Roderick Long: Praxeology, The Austrian Method (1h1m)

2/27/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by philosopher Roderick Long from 2007. Professor Long explores praxeology, the study of human action, and how it relates to economics and the Austrian School.

Duration:01:01:17

Walter Block: Defending the Slumlord (19m)

2/22/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an audio essay written by economics professor and Austro-libertarian Walter Block from 1976, and which comprises Chapter 20 of Defending the Undefendable.

Duration:00:18:33

Anonymous: Do You Really “Owe” Those Taxes? (13m)

2/17/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an audio essay written by an anonymous author titled, “Do You Really ‘Owe’ Those Taxes?” The essay was published at Voluntaryist.com and recorded by Rodger Paxton. Listen To This Episode (13m, mp3, 64kbps)  Subscribe via RSS here, or in any podcast app by searching for “voluntaryist voices”. Support the podcast at Patreon.com/evc or PayPal.me/everythingvoluntary.…

Duration:00:12:30

Jim Powell: Greatest Emancipations, How the West Abolished Slavery (1h10m)

2/12/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by historian Jim Powell from 2011. For thousands of years, slavery went unchallenged in principle. Then in a single century, slavery was abolished and more than seven million slaves were freed throughout the Western hemisphere. The scope and speed of this transformation make it one of the most amazing feats in modern history. Powell concisely illuminates the beginnings of the abolitionist movement, then proceeds through the...

Duration:01:09:51

Roderick Long: An Anarchist Legal Order (1h30m)

2/2/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by philosopher Roderick Long from 2006. A legal system is an institution to provide dispute resolution through judicial, legislative and executive functions. The state is that which maintains in large part a monopoly over force, geography and the legal system. What’s wrong with a forcible monopoly? You are saying that you are the only one who has this right. Under anarchy there is equality of authority. No one has...

Duration:01:30:02

Terry Anderson: The Environment and Property Rights (1h3m)

1/28/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an interview of professor emeritus Terry L. Anderson from 2014 by Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk. They talk about free-market environmentalism, the dynamics of the Yellowstone ecosystem, and how property rights can protect natural resources.

Duration:01:03:29

Alan Southgate: A Musician’s Perspective on Unschooling (6m)

1/23/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an audio essay written by musician Alan Southgate in 2015, as published in Unschooling Dads: Twenty-two Testimonials on Their Unconventional Approach to Education, edited by Skyler J. Collins.

Duration:00:06:25

Peter Leeson: Why Self-Governance Works Better Than You Think (1h7m)

1/18/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by economics and law professor Peter Leeson from 2016. Leeson uses rational choice theory to explore the benefits of self-governance. Relying on experience from the past and present, Professor Leeson provides evidence of anarchy 'working' where it is least expected to do so and explains how this is possible. Provocatively, Leeson argues that in some cases anarchy may even outperform government as a system of social...

Duration:01:07:50

Peter Gray: Play Deficit Disorder, a National Crisis and How to Solve it Locally (1h22m)

1/13/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by evolutionary psychologist, research professor, and author Peter Gray from 2018 on the role of play in the development of human children, the growing lack of play over the past several decades, and how to bring more play into our children's lives.

Walter Block: Defending the Pimp (6m)

1/8/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an audio essay written by economics professor and Austro-libertarian Walter Block from 1976, and which comprises Chapter 2 of Defending the Undefendable.

Duration:00:05:41

Li Zhao: Surviving History’s Greatest Mass Murderer (54m)

1/3/2021
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an interview of Chinese expatriate Li Zhao from 2019 by Matt Kibbe, host of Kibbe on Liberty. She talks about her experiences growing up under the communist regime of Chairman Mao Zedong. Between her grisly stories of starvation and totalitarianism, she explains why it’s so important to continue fighting for worldwide freedom, and to resist the allure of democratic socialism today.

Gabor Mate: Brain Development and Addiction (1h5m)

12/29/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a talk by Canadian physician and addiction expert Gabor Mate from 2009. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, compulsive work habits, sexual seeking or spending: what is amiss with our lives that we seek such destructive ways to comfort ourselves? And why is it so difficult to stop these habits, even as they threaten our health, jeopardize our relationships and corrode our spirits?

Gregory Diehl: The Trouble with Traditional Schooling (8m)

12/24/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an audio essay written by personal development coach Gregory Diehl from 2011, and which comprises Chapter 17 of Everything Voluntary: From Politics to Parenting, edited by Skyler J. Collins and published in 2012.

Duration:00:07:59

John Hasnas: Have Markets Failed? (25m)

12/19/2020
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a talk by law and business professor John Hasnas from 2013. He talks about the failures of "market-failure" arguments so often used by bureaucrats to justify government regulation. He explained why he believes that the internal regulatory mechanisms of free markets prove to be far more powerful than anything that politicians can attempt.

Duration:00:24:39