Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket, episode 24

Source: The Launch Pad Media

“This week we have on the President of the Foundation of Economic Education! In this episode, Larry Reed talks about FEE, his experiences, and how history is a great way to communicate to people.” [various formats] (12/07/18)

jrlp.podbean.com/e/blast-off-w

George H.W. Bush’s Persian Gulf War: Victory, with tragedy

Source: Cato Institute
by Patrick G Eddington

“My strongest memories of Bush are from the first post-Cold War crisis America faced — Saddam Hussein’s August 1990 invasion of Kuwait and the subsequent Persian Gulf War. Bush’s actions during that fateful eight months have affected the lives of millions in the nearly three decades since, and mostly for the worse.” (12/07/18)

cato.org/publications/commenta

Cato Daily Podcast, 12/07/18

“The Inclusive Economy, the new book by Cato’s Michael Tanner, examines welfare from the perspective of how government keeps many Americans poor.” [various formats] (12/07/18)

cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily

When nonviolence isn’t enough

Reason
by Jason Brennan

“Normally it’s wrong to lie, cheat, steal, deceive, manipulate, destroy property, or attack people. But commonsense morality as well as the common law hold that such actions are permissible in self-defense or in defense of others. ... Now ask: Does it make a difference if the murderer at the door or the kidnapper is a lawfully appointed member of the U.S. government, acting in his or her capacity as an agent?”

reason.com/archives/2018/12/07

Free Talk Live, 12/06/18

“NJ ended cash bail, crime dropped :: Are you really innocent until proven guilty? :: Imprisoned for being poor :: NYC Taxi Commission to impose a minimum wage for Uber drivers :: Double Jeopardy :: Fuel taxes & user fees :: Edgington Post: Becca Tsigany :: HOSTS — Darryl, Chris R.” [Flash audio or MP3] (12/06/18)

freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-

War over Ukraine?

Source: Libertarian Institute
by Sheldon Richman

“Who wants to go to war against Russia in defense of Ukraine over the Kerch Strait ...? A show of hands, please. But careful: don’t misconstrue my question. I’m not asking who wants the ‘United States’ to go to war. I’m asking, rather: who is personally willing to fight the Russian military over the strait?” (12/07/18)

libertarianinstitute.org/artic

Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 12/06/18

Source: Freedom’s Phoenix

“Noah (Decentralized Thought on YouTube) talks about Decentralization; Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork/Hash War; Craig Wright/Path of Cryptos — Karen Kwiatkowski (Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel) comes on the show to talk about Trump and the G20.” [MP3] (12/06/18)

freedomsphoenix.com/Media/2524

Trump’s sanctions meet his trade war

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“[W]hen the U.S. government imposes sanctions on a foreign country, it expects not just U.S. citizens to comply with its dictates. It expects everyone in the world to comply with its dictates. That’s how the U.S. worldwide empire operates.” (12/07/18)

fff.org/2018/12/07/trumps-sanc

The Tom Woods Show, episode 1300

“In this episode I talk a bit about Trump, then about the cause of the boom-bust cycle, then entrepreneurship, and then public speaking. Quite a potpourri — and a darn good one, if I may say so.” [various formats] (12/06/18)

tomwoods.com/ep-1300-trump-rep

In the new fight for online privacy and security, Australia falls: What happens next?

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Danny O'Brien

""The Australian and UK regimes] now claim the right to secretly compel tech companies and individual technologists, including network administrators, sysadmins, and open source developers -- to re-engineer software and hardware under their control, so that it can be used to spy on their users." (12/06/18)

eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/new-

Election 2020: I can smell the dumpster fires already

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“Yes, the next presidential election will almost certainly be as nasty as the last one. It will also almost certainly prove even less consequential than the 2018 midterm, which was only ‘the most important election of your lifetime’ if you happen to have been born on or after November 9, 2016.” (12/06/18)

thegarrisoncenter.org/archives

My two cents on George H.W. Bush’s funeral and career

Source: JimBovard.com
by Jim Bovard

“I saw George H.W. Bush give a speech in southern Illinois in early 1980 when he was campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination. His spiel was the usual campaign stump speech, with nothing memorable. However, after the speech, a young student at Southern Illinois University politely asked him about his role in the Trilateral Commission.” (12/06/18)

jimbovard.com/blog/2018/12/06/

The Libertarian Angle, 12/06/18

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation

“A fiat monetary system allows a government to spend well beyond its means, and the U.S. government certainly has taken advantage. New deficit records are set every budget cycle. How long can this go on and how will it end? FFF president Jacob G. Hornberger and Richard Ebeling discuss.” [various formats] (12/06/18)

fff.org/explore-freedom/articl

Ron Paul Liberty Report, 12/06/18

“Successful entrepreneur and Founder of Thales Academy shows us the possibilities of education outside of the government bureaucratic grip. The future of education is indeed a great one.” [Flash video] (12/06/18)

ronpaullibertyreport.com/archi

An economy is an order, not an organization

Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“[B]ecause the American economy — unlike your household or your employer — is an unplanned, emergent order, it has nothing that can be described as a goal or ‘purpose.'” (12/06/18)

cafehayek.com/2018/12/economy-

The Law with DK Williams, episode 15

Source: The Launch Pad Media

“Genoveno Salinas was being questioned by police in connection with a double shotgun murder. He refused to answer a question about his shotgun. The government was allowed to use his silence against him, as evidence of his guilt, at trial. Doesn’t that violate the right to remain to silent? Not according to the Supreme Court.” [Flash audio or MP3] (12/06/18)

jrlp.podbean.com/e/the-law-ep-

Cato Daily Podcast, 12/05/18

“How has the banking system performed a decade after the financial crisis? Are there still reasons to worry? Tobias Adrian is Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund.” [various formats] (12/05/18)

cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily

We Are Libertarians, episode 312

“Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the passing of George HW Bush and how libertarians should approach the passing of politicians, what is causing the lifespan of Americans to drop, why the French are rioting and we answer what differences left and right libertarians have.” [various formats] (12/05/18)

wearelibertarians.com/wal-312-

Anniversary of a failed progressive experiment

Source: The American Spectator
by Steven Greenhut

“Decades after Prohibition ended, its lessons have been lost — on liberals and even some conservatives who want to ban whatever they don’t like.” (12/06/18)

spectator.org/anniversary-of-a

The Tom Woods Show, episode 1299

“David Stockman, who served as director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan, shares reflections and anecdotes about the late George H.W. Bush. We then discuss how the Fed, rather than trade deals, has been harming America. (And also: why I won our gentlemen’s bet …)” [various formats] (12/05/18)

tomwoods.com/ep-1299-reagan-ad

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