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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

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

Carl Watner: Fundamentals of Voluntaryism (10m)

2/27/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an audio essay written by historian Carl Watner in 2006, co-founder of The Voluntaryist, and which comprises Chapter 3 of Everything Voluntary: From Politics to Parenting, edited by Skyler J. Collins and published in 2012.

Duration:00:10:10

Patrick Newman: The Progressive Era and the Rise of Crony Capitalism (45m)

2/24/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by economics professor Patrick Newman from 2018 on the United States' Progressive Era and the rise of political entrepreneurship, or crony capitalism.

Duration:00:45:21

Mike Munger: Permissionless Innovation (1h7m)

2/21/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an interview of economist Mike Munger from 2017 by Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk. Munger argues that the ability to innovate without permission is the most important concept of political economy. Munger defends this claim and explores the metaphor of emergent order as a dance, a metaphor coming from the German poet Schiller.

Duration:01:07:15

Peter Gray: The Promise of Play (1h11m)

2/18/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by evolutionary psychologist, research professor, and author Peter Gray from 2018 on the importance and benefits of play in the lives of children and human beings.

Duration:01:10:35

Walter Block: Defending the Undefendable (52m)

2/15/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by economics professor and Austro-libertarian Walter Block from 2016 about his two books which present defenses of some of society's seemingly worst actors.

Duration:00:52:28

Marc Victor: What I Learned About the Criminal Justice System From Neanderthals and Liars (57m)

2/12/2019
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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by criminal defense attorney Marc Victor telling the horrific story of physical violence, bureaucratic malice and criminal perjury he endured while he was "presumed innocent". A riveting tale of how his devotion to protecting the rights of persons accused of crimes by the State was energized to a whole new level through the harrowing experience he suffered.

Duration:00:57:33