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Weed Should be Legal… Just Stop Saying it’s a Panacea (Episode 51)

It seems to be a universal truth among libertarians that marijuana should be legal or at least decriminalized. It’s the one thing we all seem to agree upon. We’ve always contended that it should be legal because it’s immoral to throw someone in a cage for possessing, using, buying, or selling a plant. In addition, it’s an obscene waste of tax dollars and resources to …

Potpourri: Transgender Military Bans and Microchips (Episode 50)

Potpourri: Transgender Military Bans and Microchips (Episode 50) Two recent stories came out recently, neither of which we thought we could riff on for 30 minutes: Trump’s ban of transgender people in the military and the microchipping of employees by a Wisconsin company. So we combined the two topics in one episode. Enjoy! Links related to this episode: Trump announces ban on transgender individuals serving …

I Would Be In Favor of Saving Jobs if I Hated Economic Growth (Episode 49)

There’s a lot of buzz in the news these days about jobs being eliminated through automation: machinery, computers, artificial intelligence, etc. But why so much concern today? From the early days of humanity, advancements in technology has made humans more productive and wealthier, not the opposite. Sure, there are people who lose jobs when a new innovation makes an occupation obsolete. But the human resources …

Be Better Than Someone Who Celebrates John McCain’s Cancer (Episode 49)

A few weeks ago, Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with a brain tumor. While I know libertarians have no love for McCain and his political legacy, I found it disturbing the joy that was taken when hearing the news of his disease. This is probably a personal thing for me, rather than an objective observation, but I’ve always felt that libertarians are more principled and …