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Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 410 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following news stories: from ABC News, “Breonna Taylor grand jury members say they were not presented with homicide charges“; from NewsTimes.com, “John Oliver donates to two charities after Danbury sewer plant renaming” (Episode 360); from Reuters, “Russia gives…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 409 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/unpopularopinion: this_justin__ writes, “Dads dont get enough credit for the work they put into raising a kid”; real_mangle_official writes, “If the only reason you can think of for your children to respect you is that you gave birth to th…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a talk by philosophy professor Michael Huemer from 2013. Maybe the best way to defend libertarianism is not through economic arguments; nor appeals to general, abstract theories about the nature of morality; nor through the non-aggression axiom. Maybe the best way to defend libertarianism is…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 408 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: the obligation that social media companies have to ensure US election integrity; the manipulative and abusive practices that are gay conversion therapy from the right and body conversion therapy from the left; and the conclusion to the Wizard’s…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 407 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/shitstatistssay: @TikTokInvestors shares, “So capitalism is an economic system based on infinite ‘growth’ and infinite consumption…”; buttstuff_magoo writes, “In fact, not paying taxes is as communist as it gets. It’s free riding and profi…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 406 has Skyler giving his commentary on The Great Barrington Declaration, “a proposal drafted at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and signed there on October 4th, 2020. It advocates an alternative, risk-based approach to the COVID-19 pandemic that involves “F…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 405 has Skyler giving his commentary on a quote by Don Freeman on the government’s bank account and source of it’s credit; by Devin Michael Lowe on crossing a dangerous border for your children; by Laurie Halse Anderson on censorship; and by Albert Jay Nock on the origins of every state on planet Earth. B…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a talk by university professor Erica Chenoweth from 2017. She talks about the history of nonviolent action for various reasons against governments. Erica Chenoweth is a Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. Purchase books by Erica Chenoweth on Amazon …
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 404 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following news stories: from PostandCourier.com, “US Supreme Court rejects SC’s effort to cut off public funding for Planned Parenthood“; from alJazeera.com, “Bangladesh approves death penalty for rape cases after protests“; from BGR.com, “Betelgeuse is 25 perce…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 403 has Skyler and Julieta giving their commentary on the following questions from Quora: “If you are giving complete freedom to your child to live his or her life however they want, if some problem arises should they face it alone?”; “Do fathers treat sons and daughters differently?”; “Are parents really…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 034 looks at why we shouldn’t expect an angry person to be able to reason or think clearly, especially children; having empathy and compassion for someone acting rudely, as they’re likely dealing with something difficult; how to calculate your expenses in work hours instead of money, and the benefit of do…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 402 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following aphorisms written by Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski: “A fool deplores the fact that automation destroys jobs. A person of reason delights in the fact that it makes jobs less automatic.”; “A democratic statist is someone who believes that individual liberty c…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 400 welcomes Julieta Collins to the podcast to chat with her husband on the following topics: her parents’ lives before and after they met; her father’s deafness and his challenges; what primary school was like for her; her birth in Mexico City, Mexico, a city of 13M at the time, 22M today; visiting Chica…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 033 looks at two Stoic topics: the first from Seneca who wrote, “We must give up many things to which we are addicted, considering them to be good. Otherwise, courage will vanish, which should continually test itself. Greatness of soul will be lost, which can’t stand out unless it disdains as petty what t…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 399 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following news stories: from PENNLive.com, “Priest had threesome on Louisiana church altar, police say“; from BBC.com, “Children not able to give ‘proper’ consent to puberty blockers, court told“; from WashingtonPost.com, “Nigeria abolishes special police squad …
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 398 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: the maintenance of the n-word (nigga, nigger) with and by the black community; why tolerance is not abiding the presence of people you agree with; when there have ever been “adults in the room” at the White House, he wonders; and continuation o…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an interview of law professor Tom W. Bell from 2018 by Trevor Burrus and Aaron Powell, hosts of the Free Thoughts podcast. They talk about the emerging trend of bottom up governments. Private providers increasingly deliver services that political authorities formerly monopolized, inspiring g…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 397 welcomes back Chris Jenkins to chat with Skyler on the following topics: Amazon package delivery woes; CBD and health supplements; use of psychedelics like ketamine and psilocybin (magic mushrooms); Vice Presidential debate in Salt Lake City; Trump’s pummeling of old-man Biden; being woke or red-pille…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 396 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics from r/blackpeopletwitter and r/whitepeopletwitter: the problem with determining how long police officers should be trained before given a badge and gun; Donald Trump dying and haunting the White House along with the ghosts of the slaves who bui…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 395 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following questions from Quora: “Why do capitalists say that capitalism is voluntary when it is not because if you do not work, you die?”; “Why does the government encourage homeownership?”; “How does inequality affect the economy?”; and “Does good and evil exis…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an interview of economist Thomas Sowell from 2018 by Dave Rubin, host of the Rubin Report podcast. They discuss his new book “Discrimination & Disparities” which challenges ideas related to economic outcome differences like discrimination, exploitation or genetics. They dive into Dr. Sowell’…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 394 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following news stories: from Independent.ie, “Sandwiches in Subway ‘too sugary to meet legal definition of being bread’“; from AP News, “Satanic Temple sues company that rejected group’s billboards“; from Reuters, “Seattle approves minimum pay rate for Uber and …
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 393 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/unpopularopinion: Mountain-Bid-4962 writes, “Luck plays a bigger part of success than society wants to admit it does”; ellecon writes, “As a parent, I think gaming is educational and is a great way for a kid/teen to spend their time.”; sst…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 030 looks at being careful with what you send and do on your workplace computer; doing favors now for your future self; avoiding procrastination by committing to giving the task just 10 minutes, and seeing where that goes; the importance of saving money; spending minimalistically versus lavishly; and why …
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 392 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: his status as a racist rapist according to racial wokeness and radical feminism; why socialism, or anything besides free market capitalism, is a form of slavery; continuation of the Wizard’s Rules mini-series, Wizard’s Twelfth Rule: “You can de…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a talk by unschooling mom Kelly Halldorson from 2013. She and her family of eight (2 parents, 3 teens, 3 dogs) travel(ed) full-time in a converted school bus known as “The Unschool Bus.” Kelly and her family live, learn, write, make music and art, play, and advocate for liberty from their ro…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 391 welcomes back Chase Steffensen to chat with Skyler on the following topics: their food delivery experience; earthships (YouTube), created by Michael Reynolds; the agricultural revolution and what it did to humanity; Hong Kong protests and the China situation; COVID-19 casedemic; Project Veritas and Il…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 029 looks at two Stoic topics: the first from Marcus Aurelius who wrote, “People aren’t in awe of your sharp mind? So be it. But you have many other qualities you can’t claim to have been deprived of at birth. Display then those qualities in your own power: honesty, dignity, endurance, chastity, contentme…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an interview of economist Mike Munger from 2015 by Trevor Burrus and Aaron Powell, hosts of the Free Thoughts podcast. They talk about voluntary transactions and questions of justice in market pricing. What would everyone agree is truly voluntary? Are disparities in bargaining power coercive…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 027 looks at carefully handling a new large sum of money or career promotion; the deleterious effects of consuming the news all day long, every day; and the benefits of both the Socratic Method and Nonviolent Communication in handling disagreements with other people. Listen to Episode 027 (38m, mp3, 64kbp…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features from writer and journalist Mustafa Akyol from 2011. Akyol argues that “a fundamental need for the contemporary Muslim world is to embrace liberty – the liberty of individuals and communities, Muslim and non-Muslims, believers and unbelievers, women and men, ideas and opinions, markets and en…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 025 looks at two Stoic topics: the first from Marcus Aurelius who wrote, “Meditate often on the swiftness with which all that exists and is coming into being is swept by us and carried away. For substance is like a river’s unending flow, its activities continually changing and causes infinitely shifting s…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a lecture by evolutionary psychologist, research professor, and author Peter Gray from 2012 on the role of play on human child development among hunter-gatherers, 1950s America, and today. Gray also looks at the rise of emotional and social disorders as a result of the decline of play. Purch…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an interview of legal scholar and lawyer Randy Barnett from 2015 by Trevor Burrus and Aaron Powell, hosts of the Free Thoughts podcast. Barnett describes five rights—informed by natural law—that are crucial for properly structuring a society. He also shows how libertarian theories successful…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 022 looks at taking photos and video of your home for insurance purposes; rotating out to donation old stuff that you’ve replaced with new stuff; stretching in the mornings to help yourself wake up, and putting your sleep alarm at the other end of the room; why you should always answer “yes” to someone at…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a compelling case by motivational speaker and spoken word artist Prince Ea from 2016 against compulsory and structured schooling. Listen To This Episode (7m, mp3, 64kbps) Subscribe via RSS here, or in any podcast app by searching for “voluntaryist voices”. Support the podcast at Patreon.com/…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). Episode 020 looks at two Stoic topics: the first from Seneca who wrote, “Life without a design is erratic. As soon as one is in place, principles become necessary. I think you’ll concede that nothing is more shameful than uncertain and wavering conduct, and beating a cowardly retreat. This will happen in all our …
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features an audio essay written by massage therapist and podcaster Danilo Cuellar in 2015, as published in Unschooling Dads: Twenty-two Testimonials on Their Unconventional Approach to Education, edited by Skyler J. Collins. Purchase books about unschooling on Amazon here. Listen To This Episode (5m,…
 
Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor). This episode features a talk by philosophy professor Michael Huemer from 2013. Evidence from psychology and history teaches two main lessons about authority: (a) that human beings have a variety of strong, pro-authority biases, and (b) that socially recognized authority is an extremely dangerous phenomenon. Purch…
 
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