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Liberty at the Movies: Vice

Vice tells the story of how Richard Chaney went from being expelled from Yale and drinking and fighting in his spare time to becoming the most influential Vice-President in history. Written and directed by Adam McKay who also directed The Big Short, Vice employs the same techniques that made The Big Short one of, if not the, best movies to address the 2008 financial crisis. Like the Big Short, Vice uses a short entertaining vignette to explain complex concepts. The film also has an excellent cast, starting with Christian Bale as Dick Cheney and Amy Adams as Liz Cheney (who the film...

Bring Me Men: A Review Of “First Man”

I suppose the review to follow isn't all too apropos of Libertarianism, so to start I'll mention two ways in which it relates. First, of all the bad things The Empire has done, Neil Armstrong's footprint on The Moon represents probably the best thing it has done.  Make no mistake, the effort was almost certainly a waste of money, and an incredibly unnecessary art project given the ultimate outcome.  Regardless, the achievement transcends the cost-equivalent lost opportunity of funding welfare XX% over XX years.  That's not to say the wealth wasn't wasted at the expense of poor and rich...

The Great Ron Paul, Smeared Again

So a staffer working for Ron Paul made a terrible mistake today and tweeted out a picture which included very ugly stereotype caricatures of Jews, blacks and I'm not sure who-all. They deleted it immediately after followers replied pointing out the caricatures at the bottom. But the vultures at the Hill, Reason and other places pounced. So here's some things about that: Again, the staffer deleted it immediately and then tweeted out an explanation that Dr. Paul does not tweet himself -- which is obvious to anyone who follows him on Twitter, like myself: the only Tweets from that account...

What We Aren’t Being Told About Myanmar?

The narrative we’re being served on Myanmar is a cartoon. On the one hand we have villains — who have conveniently already been subject to “liberal humanitarian” demonization for years now — who have allegedly decided to go on a campaign of gang rape, infanticide and arson just because it’s Tuesday. On the other side we have pathetic victims who can do nothing but suffer and flee the atrocities against them, albeit they also have a goody-goody armed group in their midst trying to fight back, but one that is allegedly too small and insignificant to affect events in any meaningful way....

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Haha. If you've got the patience, check out Cathy Young and Reason magazine's ridiculous attack on Ron Paul and Antiwar.com to go along with a giant steaming pile of Tom Palmer horseshit about the most dangerous threat to libertarianism -- Tsar Vlad the Terrible of none other than RUSSIA!!!! DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNNN. You know, because all right wing nationalism in the world is controlled by the Kremlin's 5th International or something and also Sputnik! Update: Raimondo refutes this nonsense here....

Libertarian Law Is More Humane

I've been reviewing David Friedman's The Machinery of Freedom for an upcoming article.  I want to think about how Libertarian ideas for decentralized law could be applied in the realm of international politics.  One thing that strikes me whenever I read about these ideas is what a humane vision of law they present. Libertarian "anarcho-capitalist" law supposes that firms in a free market can give consumers access to safety and justice services in the absence of a monopoly state.  Most of the thought experiments in this vein suppose that justice will come in the form of economic...

The Antiwar Comic: The Russians Are Coming!

Will this election end?  I'm sure we're all going to have lots to criticize the Donald about in the coming months, but Democrat Deadenders are really making it difficult with this nonsense.  I mean, if they stopped to think about it, do you really want to trust the CIA? More comics at The Webcomic...

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This Week At The Libertarian Institute

The Empire never sleeps – but neither do we. Missed a story? We got you covered. This week in review at the Libertarian Institute: News   June 24, 2022 – Senate Dems Press Biden to Investigate Killing of Palestinian-American Journalist Ahead of Israel Trip Senate...

News Roundup 6/24/2022

US News The State Department will pay employees who alleged they suffer from ‘Havana Syndrne’ six-figure payouts. State is making the payments in accordance with the HAVANA Act. [Link] Haiti At least eight prisoners died from starvation in a prison in Haiti. [Link]...

State Department ‘Illegally Obstructing’ Afghanistan Probes, Watchdog Says

The US government’s top oversight official for Afghanistan has accused the State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) of stonewalling ongoing investigations, saying they have refused interviews with staff and even failed to provide “basic information” to assist the probes.

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Week of Action on Yemen

Scott Horton and the Libertarian Party, among others, are whipping up support for a week of action to end US involvement in the Yemen War. And you can help. H.J. Res. 87 was introduced on May 31. The bill would "direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from...

Actually, Socialism IS When The Government Does Stuff

https://youtu.be/_-6CyEYetxM How is something to be owned by “the community as a whole?” Ownership means that you get to decide what is done with something. If you and I disagree on who gets to eat your apple, then whatever you decide will take precedence, because it...

The Scott Horton Show

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6 Progressive Myths About History (w/ Lawrence W. Reed)

https://youtu.be/HsXj83JNUb4 In May 1939, Treasury Secretary Henry J. Morgenthau Jr., one of Franklin Roosevelt's best friends, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee: "I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Proxy Wars…The Punishment Due Ep. 221

https://youtu.be/51gBx3rE7zw In this week's episode, I take the audience on an even deeper dive into my most recent piece for the Libertarian Institute. Episode 221 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast is Brought to you by: LibertyWeekly.club Join my membership and...

National Review Senior Editor Turns Rothbardian Ep. 220

https://youtu.be/sJXF9jgj1L4 Managing Editor of the Libertarian Institute and longtime friend and guest of the show Keith Knight joins me in this week's episode to review an article by Joseph Sobran. Sobran was the Senior Editor of the National Review, but questioned...

Patrick MacFarlane on the Hrvoje Moric Show Ep. 219

https://youtu.be/yI1ND-TJR8g This week's episode is a mirror of my recent appearance on the Hrvoje Moric Show on Tnt Radio. We discuss the war in Ukraine, China, and the brave new world we are sleepwalking into. Hrvoje is the host of Geopolitics and Empire Podcast....

Empire of Death: America’s Moral Bankruptcy Ep. 218

https://youtu.be/7yZEk73JdVo In this episode, I take a deeper dive on my latest editorial up at the Libertarian Institute, share my experience at Chillderburg, introduce my new newsletter website, and thank several outlets that have started reprinting my Libertarian...

Year Zero

A Deep Dive w/Monica Perez

Monica Perez joined me for an in depth conversation on culture, religion, ESG, WEF, the future, and how the 21st Century is different than the 20th Century. Monica Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate...

Love and Fear w/Courtenay Turner

Courtenay and I talk ESG, intentional communities, motivations, elites, and the future. Courtenay Twitter Courtenay Turner Podcast Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Shadowy Figures Surrounding 9/11 w/Adam Fitzgerald

Adam Fitzgerald joined me to discuss the less talked about aspects of 9/11. We spent most of our time discussing the characters involved and around the event. We could have gone for hours on this subject, but as you will hear, I hit a wall at the 2 hour mark. Adam...

A Conversation with Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick joined me again. In this episode we discuss Ukraine Russia, China, culture, democrats, republicans, and traditional family. Liberty Weekly Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

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