Life & Liberty
Ep. 1 – For the Tribe
Why must good people die for the egos of the morally bankrupt? Warriors are often celebrated in cultures across the planet for their bravery and sacrifice, but the real reasons for war are seldom honorable nor worthy of the warrior’s blood. Still, they are revered by the tribe, as they are seen as guardians of the society. The protectors who keep the savage hoards from breaching the gates of civilization. This narrative is true in some cases, but what about when your tribe is the bad guy?...
Ep. 14 – A Problem With UBI
UBI or Universal Basic income is an idea put forth as a way to deal with the supposed crises of increased automation leading to mass unemployment, and the collapse of human civilization as know it. But is it the silver bullet some proponents claim it to be? Would it really mean we would pay LESS in taxes? All of that and more in this week’s episode of Life and Liberty. Become a Patron! Follow LaL: Facebook Twitter Instagram Follow Mic: Facebook Twitter Instagram
Ep. 13 – #LearnToCode is White Supremacy
The hashtag “LearnToCode” was trending on Twitter, but not for the reason you might think. John McAfee campaigns from beyond the horizon, and Bill Weld considers running as a Republican, and in Mexico, an American anarchist is murdered. Mic also talks about the fight for ballot access that the Libertarian Party needs to win to get their presidential candidate on the ballot in all 50 states. Radical right Libertarian Cocaine Mitch Become a Patron! Follow LaL: Facebook Twitter Instagram Follow...
Ep. 12 – LibertyCon 2019
Mic talks a little about LibetyCon 2019 and his experiences. Remso W. Martinez‘s article for AND Magazine. Students For Liberty LibertyCon Become a Patron! Follow LAL: Twitter Instagram Follow Mike: Twitter Instagram
Ep. 11 – Ballot Access and Motorcycles
In this episode, Mike talks about getting back on two wheels, the weather, and how the Libertarian Party gets the short end of the stick with ballot access. Links from the episode: 17 Gubernatorial Candidates Campaign Finance Iowa LP Ballot Access Ohio LP Lawsuit Become a Patron! Follow LAL: Twitter Instagram Follow Mike: Twitter Instagram
Ep. 10 – November Update
A little update for you all on how things are going here at Life and Liberty! I’m back, and with a new format for content that focuses on Libertarian news from around the country, from ballot access fights, and campaigns, to behind the scenes content, and talking with the boots on the ground when it comes to getting it done for the LP! Stay tuned for more content, rate the show, subscribe, and don’t forget to share! Become a Patron! Follow LAL: Twitter Instagram Follow Mike: Twitter Instagram
Ep. 9 – Prohibition Now (Part 2)
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Ep. 7 – Dogmatic Academics
Why are some academics so set in their ways? What is it about new, and unconventional methods or hypotheses that causes some of the so called researches to close ranks, and even go so far as bullying those who dare step out of line? Mike talks about his frustrations with these types of professors, and how they kill creativity and curiosity. Become a Patron! Follow LAL: Twitter Facebook Instagram Follow Mike: Twitter Facebook Instagram
Ep. 6 – The Gravity of Poverty
Mike discusses why telling people to just work hard, and things will get better isn’t the best way to help them out of poverty. Neither is just throwing money at them, or providing them with clothing. Being trapped in poverty is a real issue, and there are some real solutions out there that involve more than just work ethic. People in poverty often need a hand up, and not necessarily a hand out. Recommended Freakonomics Episodes: When Helping Hurts Is The American Dream Really Dead? Fighting...
Ep. 5 – Gran Torino
A bit of a break from politics today. Mike talks about the movie directed by and starring Clint Eastwood about a semi-racist retired factory worker that owns a sweet car, and fought in Korea. Become a Patron! Follow LAL: Twitter Facebook Instagram Follow Mike: Twitter Facebook Instagram
Ep. 4 – Social Security Scam
The awfulness that is Social Security. Mike talks about this, and other terrible government programs. People will often cite Social Security, public roads, and public education as being wonderful products of socialism, when in fact these are terrible. Everything the government touches turns to crap, and these institutions are no exception. Become a Patron! Follow LAL: Twitter Facebook Instagram Follow Mike: Twitter Facebook Instagram
Ep. 3 – Beer Wars
Beer is still a controversial beverage in some parts of the United States, and the battle over who can produce, distribute, and sell the delicious nectar from the gods is ongoing. Mike talks about how government interference in the marketplace only causes problems, and it isn’t just in the brewing industry. The FEE article referenced in the show. The many garbage heaps of California where tax dollars go to die. Become a Patron! Follow LAL: Twitter Facebook Instagram Follow Mike: Twitter...
Bonus Ep. 1 – Libertarian National Convention
The Libertarian National Convention was a fantastic event, and I’m going to try and make it to as many as I can. In this bonus episode I talk about the convention, and what it was like, and I talk about the future of the Libertarian Party, and what I think we need to do to really start making progress with our candidates. I hope you enjoy this bonus episode! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @MicMcFarland and @LifeLibertyShow. I’m also on Facebook . Become a Patron!