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

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English


Episodes

Gabor Mate: The Consequences of Stressed Parenting (1h19m)

5/19/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a talk by Canadian physician and addiction expert Gabor Mate from 2012. He talks about the link between stressed parenting and the preponderance of childhood disorders like ADHD, autism and oppositional defiant disorder.

Duration:01:18:43

Mark LeBar: Equality as an Ideal (43m)

5/13/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by philosophy professor Mark LeBar from 2012. Mark considers what kind of social or political ideal we ought to have, with a specific focus on equality. There are numerous types of equality, and philosophers tend to be concerned with what Mark refers to as normative equality, which is concerned with how we as individuals ought to treat others.

Duration:00:43:29

Edward Stringham: Do We Need Government? (1h15m)

5/10/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by economics professor Edward Stringham from 2009. Should government provide law enforcement? Most would argue that government is absolutely necessary for law enforcement. Prof. Stringhman, however, argues that government may not even be necessary at all. To come to this conclusion, Prof. Stringham asks a few important questions. First, if something is really important, does it logically follow that government should...

Duration:01:14:53

Tom Woods: The Economics of the Police State (39m)

5/7/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by historian and Austro-libertarian Tom Woods from 2014. In the modern United States, federal laws are now so numerous and written so broadly and vaguely, that it is nearly impossible to make it through the day without breaking at least one of them. And through it all, an enormous government apparatus of prisons, prosecutors, police, and bureaucrats remains well-funded, powerful, and nearly impossible to oppose in court.

Duration:00:38:51

Nassim Nicholas Taleb: How to Live in a World We Don’t Understand (1h42m)

4/28/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by author, scholar, and statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb from 2013. He discusses his work on uncertainty, randomness, and disorder outlined in his book: Antifragile. Taleb's works focuses on decision making under uncertainty, as well as technical and philosophical problems with probability and metaprobability, in other words "what to do in a world we don't understand".

Duration:01:41:37

Marc Stevens: Effective Damage Control (46m)

4/25/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by activist radio host and anarchist Marc Stevens from 2011 on defending yourself from legal attacks by people who call themselves "government".

Duration:00:45:31

Walter Block: Defending the Non-Contributor to Charity (14m)

4/19/2019
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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 18 of Defending the Undefendable.

Duration:00:14:23

Steve Silverman: Jury Nullification – What It Is, and How To Use It (29m)

4/16/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an interview of activist Steve Silverman of FlexYourRights.org by Tom Woods, host of the Tom Woods Show. They discuss the principles and applications of jury nullification, when juries refuse to convict on the basis that the allegedly violated law is unjust.

Duration:00:29:04

Johann Hari: The Disastrous War on Drugs (3h0m)

4/10/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an interview of journalist Johann Hari from 2019 by Joe Rogan, host of the Joe Rogan Experience. They discuss the effects of the War on Drugs, the roots of drug addiction, and his new book, Chasing the Scream.

Duration:02:59:57

Maj Toure: Black Guns Matter (57m)

4/4/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by hip-hop artist Maj Toure from 2018 on the right to bear arms. He founded the Black Guns Matter movement in 2015 and advocates for 2nd Amendment education and information for urban communities. Maj has been featured in the New York Times, Breitbart News, National Public Radio, Fox News, CNN, and NRANews for his out of the box approach to 2nd Amendment advocacy.

Duration:00:57:01

Konrad Graf: Action-Based Jurisprudence (58m)

4/1/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by author Konrad Graf from 2012 on a number of topics relating to action-based jurisprudence. Topics covered include: rights-violating rights protectors; law and ethics; legal theory; responses to aggression; rights-protecting legal institutions; and misplaced complexity.

Duration:00:58:25

Peter Leeson: Can Anarchy Work? (49m)

3/26/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an interview of economics and law professor Peter Leeson from 2017 by Trevor Burrus and Aaron Powell, hosts of the Free Thoughts podcast. They discuss rational choice theory as it applies to self-governance. What happens in the absence of government? They also discuss the difference between government and governance, what it means to be stateless, and how anarchy is perceived in the world today.

Duration:00:48:45

David Friedman: Legal Systems Very Different from Our Own (56m)

3/23/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by economics professor David Friedman from 2013. Based on a course he teaches and a forthcoming book, he discusses the characteristics of legal systems quite unlike any we've known in contemporary Western society. Examples range from historic Imperial China and Periclean Athens to modern gypsies and Amish.

Duration:00:56:11

Robin Grille: Natural Born Bullies (15m)

3/20/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an audio essay written by psychologist Robin Grille in 2007, which comprises Chapter 24 of Everything Voluntary: From Politics to Parenting, edited by Skyler J. Collins and published in 2012. He explores the origins of bullying.

Duration:00:14:38

Jonathan Haidt: The Coddling of The American Mind (1h2m)

3/17/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt from 2018. He addresses the subject of his new book — The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting up a Generation for Failure — in which he investigates the causes of our current confusion, conflict and polarization and offers solutions for individuals and institutions to flourish amidst our differences. Purchase books by Jonathan Haidt on Amazon...

Duration:01:01:42

Michael Boldin: Revolutionary Decentralization and the Tenth Amendment (2h18m)

3/14/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an interview of Tenth Amendment Center founder Michael Boldin from 2018 by Thaddeus Russell, host of the Unregistered podcast. Raised in a family of Christian conservative activists, Michael Boldin took a very different path. In 2006 he founded the Tenth Amendment Center, which has promoted the efforts of states and municipalities to block the enforcement of federal laws.

Duration:02:17:58

Benjamin Powell: The Economics of Sweatshops (47m)

3/11/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by economics professor Benjamin Powell from 2018. He explores what sweatshops are, why they exist, the economic forces that create them, and why they are a necessary and important component of the developing world.

Duration:00:46:43

Jeffrey Herbener: Demystifying the Federal Reserve (26m)

3/8/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an interview of economics professor and department chairman Jeffrey Herbener from 2016 by Jeff Deist, host of the Human Action podcast. They cover the basics of central bank mechanics: how commercial bank reserves are created, the difference between the monetary base and the money supply, and how the Fed Funds rate impacts lending and the structure of production. They consider how Austrian business cycle theory describes the...

Duration:00:25:40

Tom Woods: Our Wise Overlords Are Just Here to Serve Us (51m)

3/5/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by historian and Austro-libertarian Tom Woods from 2010. He is speaking at a Mises Circle event in Colorado Springs titled, "The Delusion of Good Government". Purchase books by Tom Woods on Amazon here.

Duration:00:50:39

Daniel D’Amico: An Economist’s Look at Intellectual Property Law (1h18m)

3/2/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by economics professor Daniel J. D'Amico from 2011 on intellectual property law. He discusses several arguments for and against government enforcement of intellectual property, including trademarks, patents, and copyrights. He explores both moral arguments (deontological) and cost benefit arguments (consequential), dedicating most of his time to consequential arguments. He finds that, in general, intellectual property is...

Duration:01:18:07