What Is Libertarianism, Really (Ep. 2, Libertarianism for Normal People)

What Is Libertarianism, Really?

So what do Libertarians really believe? What is the foundation of not only politics, but how we believe we should approach life and other people?

It boils down to one phrase: The non-aggression principle (the NAP). It can basically be summed up as, “Don’t hit other people and don’t take their stuff.” If you life can be followed by that core philosophy, libertarians believe that a prosperous, civil society is possible without the state.

In short: Libertarianism isn’t a political agenda, it’s a set of moral principles. This episode is the one you should send to anyone new to the idea.

Pat and Jon discuss the NAP, how we can apply it to our own lives, and whether government has the right to ignore the NAP and and in fact, hit people and take their stuff for the “good of society.”

Links to Resources Discussed on the Show:

Man, Economy, & State by Murray Rothbard

https://smile.amazon.com/Economy-State-Power-Market-Scholars/dp/1933550996/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1484575972&sr=1-1&keywords=man+economy+and+state

For a New Liberty by Murray Rothbard

https://smile.amazon.com/New-Liberty-Murray-N-Rothbard/dp/8087888324/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1484575993&sr=1-1

Free to Choose by Milton Friedman

https://smile.amazon.com/Free-Choose-Statement-Milton-Friedman/dp/0156334607/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1484576010&sr=1-1

Free to Choose on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=free+to+choose

Why Government Doesn’t Work by Harry Browne

https://smile.amazon.com/Government-Doesnt-Work-Harry-Browne/dp/0965603601/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1484576028&sr=1-1

Episode 2: What Is Libertarianism, Really? An Introduction to the Non-Aggression Principle

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– Pat and Jon

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  1. Kelly January 22, 2017
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