Libertarianism Archive

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 …

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 …

A Teacher on the Bureaucracy of Public Education (Episode 48)

When it comes to spreading the idea of a free-market education system on line, I’ve often tried to stress the horribly inefficient, bureaucratic system perpetuated by the government. When I’ve tried to engage people on Facebook, I’ve gotten the argument, “Well, you’re not an educator, so you don’t really know what you’re talking about!” Well, now we have a friggin’ educator on our show! Our …