10 Books That Make the Irrefutable Case for Libertarianism. Isaac Morehouse & Keith Knight

10 Books That Make the Irrefutable Case for Libertarianism. Isaac Morehouse & Keith Knight

Once concede the power of the people to consent as well as the natural law of “equal freedom from subjection,” and the logical consequence must be anarchism.

Murray N. Rothbard
Economic Th ought Before Adam Smith, p. 279


Isaac Morehouse is the CEO of Crash, the career launch platform, and the founder of Praxis, a startup apprenticeship program.

https://isaacmorehouse.com/

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The Obviousness of Anarchy: https://odysee.com/@libertariantruther:0/The-Obviousness-of-Anarchy-John-Hasnas-22:1 

The Myth of the Rule of Law: https://odysee.com/@libertariantruther:0/MYTH-OF-THE-RULE-OF-LAW:4 

Do We Ever Really Get Out of Anarchy by Alfred Cuzan: https://odysee.com/@libertariantruther:0/DO-WE-EVER-REALLY-GET-OUT-OF–ANARCHY__-by-Alfred-G.-Cuzan-8:1 

Human Action by Ludwig von Mises: https://odysee.com/@libertariantruther:0/Ludwig-von-Mises-Human-Action:2 

That Which Is Seen, That Which is Unseen: https://odysee.com/@libertariantruther:0/Seen-and-Unseen:0 

How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne: https://odysee.com/@libertariantruther:0/How-I-Found-Freedom-in-an-Unfree-World:3 

On Doing Something About It by Frank Chodorov: https://odysee.com/@libertariantruther:0/On-Doing-Something-About-It-by-Frank-Choderov:8 

Isaiah’s Job by Albert Jay Nock: https://odysee.com/@libertariantruther:0/Isaiah’s-Job:7 

The Call of Christ to Freedom by Stephen Legate: https://odysee.com/@libertariantruther:0/The-Call-of-Christ-to-Freedom-by-Stephen-Legate:6 

The Intellectuals and Socialism by F.A. Hayek: https://odysee.com/@libertariantruther:0/Intellectuals-Socialism-Hayek:3 

When Will We Learn? by Harry Browne: https://odysee.com/@libertariantruther:0/When-Will-We-Learn-9-12-01:4 

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TGIF: The Fraught World of Second-Bests

TGIF: The Fraught World of Second-Bests

When discussion turns to how to make government “better,” however any particular person would conceive that condition, libertarians understand that we are in the fraught world of second-bests. In other words, because of the nature of the state, no solution that merely attempts to reform it will be or could be truly satisfying. The system will continue to feature exploitation, rent-seeking, public-choice and knowledge problems, and worse.

We have an example of this in a recent Soho Forum Debate in which political scientist Terry Moe of Stanford University and Gene Healy of the Cato Institute argued over whether Moe’s proposal for federal legislative fast-tracking, which is intended to enable presidents to eliminate congressional obstruction, is a good idea. I think Healy, a long-time critic of “the cult of the presidency,” won the debate, but that of course doesn’t mean that leaving things as they are is a good idea. Healy would agree.

Moe would add a feature to how Washington does things. His constitutional amendment would empower presidents to put legislation on a fast track. Thus within, say, 90 days after introduction, both houses of Congress would have to vote up or down on the president’s bill–no committees, no amendments, no filibuster. Legislation could still be handled the old-fashioned way. Members of Congress could introduce bills that would go through the committee process of both houses and would be subject to amendment. Presidents could still veto those bills. Any prevailing filibuster rules would apply. Moe would simply put another arrow in a president’s quiver.

Why does Moe want to do this? (It’s not unprecedented, as Moe acknowledges: Congress has legislated that trade bills can be fast-tracked in this manner.) Simply put, he thinks the federal government is failing the country and has been doing so for a long time. The system set up by the framers of the Constitution, he says, is obsolete: they were operating under far different conditions from today’s, and it’s long past the time for change. Specifically, the system has too many “veto points” at which legislation can be derailed, resulting in paralysis and a dire failure to address important matters. (He offers immigration reform as a prime example.) The system all but assures that nothing happens, Moe insists, and we simply can’t go on this way any longer.

One can readily acknowledge that things are not good now without embracing Moe’s or any other particular reform. After all, it’s always possible to make thing worse. 

I guess if your priority is the passage of legislation–any legislation–Moe’s proposal would be appealing. But who judges Congress merely by how many bills it passes? (Come to think of it, some newspapers apparently do.) Quality is more important than quantity. Different people will evaluate the difficulty in passing bills differently depending on what they think the government would do with a free hand.

For people who love individual liberty, the first thing to notice is that legislative obstacles are bad only if the likely legislation would reduce government power and expand government respect for freedom. Gridlock, however, is good (with qualifications below) whenever it blocks government interference with peaceful private conduct, whether “personal” or “economic.” (I regard this distinction as pernicious. Economic liberty is personal liberty; making and spending money in pursuit of one’s life projects are as personal as human activity can get. Dividing liberty into two spheres, an idea endorsed decades ago by the Supreme Court, has been catastrophic. The courts scrutinize limits on freedom of speech and religion far more stringently than they scrutinize limits on the use of property. See my What Social Animals Owe to Each Other.)

The reverse is also the case; libertarians would applaud fast-tracking for bills that would remove restrictions on liberty, but oppose it for liberty violations. The problem is that exclusively pro-liberty fast-tracking is not likely to be adopted by the powers that be. Since bad bills easily outnumber good ones, fast-tracking would be no welcome reform.

This might suggest that gridlock is the best we can hope for in the current world. I have tended to think that is the case, but I things aren’t that simple. As Healy points out, the libertarian preference for gridlock must be tempered by the fact that stymied presidents can turn to executive orders to get what Congress refuses to given them. Recent presidents have done this often. So the situation looks bleak. Reformed or not, the government will produce violations of liberty most of the time.

To be sure, Healy scored direct points against Moe’s amendment during the debate. For some matters the proposal terrifies him. For example, George W. Bush wanted a much broader authorization for the use of military force after 9/11 than Congress gave him. Had fast-track been the rule, Bush would probably have gotten his way because members of Congress would have been afraid to vote against him after the horrific attacks. Could the government’s war record since the start of the century been worse as a result? Maybe.

On the other hand, Healy suggested that Moe’s amendment might not change things all that much. With fast-track the houses of Congress could defeat a presidential bill, then introduce something similar in the traditional manner, allowing amendments, etc. It occurs to me that presidents hoping for legislative success might informally negotiate with members of Congress to arrive at a bill that has a good chance of being fast-tracked even through houses in the other party’s hands. Thus fast-tracking might accomplish much less than Moe expects.

We should be surprised by none of this. That the state–an irredeemably flawed and predatory organization–cannot be satisfactorily reformed is unremarkable. Conceived in sin and conquest, the state is based on the principle that some people should be empowered to coerce other people simply for living their lives in peaceful yet disapproved ways. Thus the only true reform is abolition.

What’s the #1 Cause of Homelessness?

What’s the #1 Cause of Homelessness?

Whenever a third party coercively intervenes in a voluntary exchange, the voluntary parties are both worse off.

“Any statute or administrative regulation necessarily makes actions
illegal that are not overt initiations of crimes or torts according to
libertarian theory. Every statute or administrative rule is therefore
illegitimate and itself invasive and a criminal interference with the
property rights of noncriminals.”

Murray N. Rothbard
Economic Controversies, p. 406

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Fake News, Free Markets, and Logic. Jamie Whyte & Keith Knight

Fake News, Free Markets, and Logic. Jamie Whyte & Keith Knight

… the free-market economy, as complex as the system appears to be on the surface, is yet nothing more than a vast network of voluntary and mutually agreed upon two-person or two-party exchanges of property titles …

 

Murray N. Rothbard
Economic Controversies, p. 359

Buy Crimes Against Logic here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IHC5FMQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

Jamie Whyte on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/lawrencehwhite1


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BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/video/sDItNgtklgVK/

Archive: https://archive.org/details/whyte-2

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Open: The Story of Human Progress. Johan Norberg and Keith Knight

Open: The Story of Human Progress. Johan Norberg and Keith Knight

HERE’S THE DIFFERENCE: IN CAPITALISM, PEOPLE HAVE RISKED THEIR LIVES TO SAVE THEIR DOGS; IN SOCIALISM, PEOPLE KILL THEIR DOGS TO SAVE THEIR OWN LIVES … THAT’S WHY PEOPLE RISK THEIR LIVES TO MIGRATE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. AND THAT’S WHY PEOPLE RISKED THEIR LIVES TO MIGRATE FROM VENEZUELA, NORTH KOREA AND CUBA.”

-Johan Norberg, author of Open: The Story of Human Progress 

Johan Norberg is an author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker, born in Sweden. He is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. and the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels. He received his M. A. in the History of Ideas from the University of Stockholm. 

***Open: The Story of Human Progress- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1786497166?pf_rd_r=FPQ6EYT3VWSN9KMA6K8T&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee

Johan Norberg on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johannorbergofficial/

Johan Norberg on Twitter: https://twitter.com/johanknorberg

Website: https://www.johannorberg.net/


0:00 – Quote

0:38 – Metrics for determining progress

2:13 – Why are some nations wealthy and others impoverished?

3:37 – Testing hypothesis from 17 years ago

6:59 – (Audio Issue) Why be optimistic about poverty?

8:52 – Social & economic freedom 

10:18 – Free markets defined

11:11 – The moral case for free markets

13:27 – Why American ideals matter

16:18 – Why Bernie is so attractive

18:30 – Why Trump is so attractive

21:26 – “History is irrelevant, redistribute now!”

23:39 – Competing theory of history: Progress is the result of the state 

#1 Cause of Homelessness: https://youtu.be/SSX3jlsertI 

29:26 – Correlation v. causation 

33:16 – “Wealth is the result of slavery, imperialism, & natural resources.”

36:41 – What about the environment? 

39:54 – The fallacy of unattainable perfection

42:34 – Most important thing you learned from the works of Adam Smith?

45:08 – Milton Friedman? 

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The History of Al-Qaeda. Scott Horton & Keith Knight

The History of Al-Qaeda. Scott Horton & Keith Knight

… interventionism is not only immoral and aggressive; it doesn’t work. We must regain liberty at home, end all interventions in other countries, and return to the historic, forgotten “foreign policy” of serving as an example and a beacon-light of liberty to the rest of the
suffering and strife-torn world.

 

Murray N. Rothbard

Libertarian Forum v. 1, p. 582

**Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism**: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08T7RD14R/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1


0:00 – Operation Cyclone (1979-1989)

4:56 – Anti-war quote

5:14 – In 2001 there were 400 Al-Qaeda members, how many exist today after trillions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives spent?

7:08 – Azzam group

8:12 – Osama Bin Laden

11:11 – Ayman al-Zawahiri

14:21 – Abu Musab al-Zarkowi

18:55 – Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi & Abu Yahya al-Libi (Libya, LIFG, Benghazi, Ghadaffi)

24:29 – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

32:27 – Difference between Mujahideen & Al-Qaeda

37:46 – Did the U.S. military intentionally let Bin Laden escape from Afghanistan to Pakistan? (Thomas Greer aka Dalton Fury)

46:55 – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Ramzi Yousef, & Emad Salem (WTC 1993, FBI, Carson Dunbar)

52:34 – How many civilians have been killed in the war on terrorism?

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“I Was a Cop…Now I’m a Voluntaryist”

“I Was a Cop…Now I’m a Voluntaryist”

Police may use such coercive methods provided that the suspect turns out to be guilty, and provided that the police are treated as themselves criminal if the suspect is not proven guilty … in all cases, police must be treated in precisely the same way as anyone else … police, in a libertarian society, must take their chances like anyone else; if they commit an act of invasion against someone, that someone had better turn out to deserve it, otherwise they are the criminals.

As a corollary, police can never be allowed to commit an invasion that is worse than, or that is more than proportionate to, the crime under investigation.

 

Murray N. Rothbard

Ethics of Liberty, pp. 82–83

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A Libertarian Message to Progressives & Conservatives. Caryn Ann Harlos & Keith Knight

A Libertarian Message to Progressives & Conservatives. Caryn Ann Harlos & Keith Knight

What is the most powerful weapon ever invented?  Have you figured it out yet? Story is the most powerful weapon. Narrative. Ideas presented in such a way as to provoke certain thoughts or actions.  With a gun you can kill a man. With a bomb you can kill a family. With a nuke you can level a city. But with a story you can control the world.

James Corbett

Corbett Weekly Newsletter, vol 10 issue 37 (November 22, 2020)

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15 Quotes That Made Us Libertarian Anarchists. Patrick McFarlane, Kyle Anzalone, & Keith Knight

15 Quotes That Made Us Libertarian Anarchists. Patrick McFarlane, Kyle Anzalone, & Keith Knight

If one rejects laissez faire on account of man’s fallibility and moral weakness, one must for the same reason also reject every kind of government action.

 

Ludwig von Mises

Planning for Freedom, p. 44

0:00 – Mises Quote

1:32 – Ron Paul

2:37 – Thomas Massie

7:53 – Lysander Spooner

10:06 – Scott Horton

12:15 – Madeline Albright

18:17 – Larken Rose

20:46 – George W. Bush

23:00 – David Lang (s/o to Corbett Report https://www.corbettreport.com/episode… )

26:35 – Stephan Kinsella

28:30 – Sean Henry

31:08 – Murray Rothbard

35:10 – Burt Folsom

37:20 – New York Times on Yemen

39:23 – Stefan Molyneux

42:24 – Walter E. Williams, RIP

44:20 – 9 Must Read Books!


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MUST KNOW LOGICAL FALLACIES. Sal the Agorist, Pete Quinones, & Keith Knight

MUST KNOW LOGICAL FALLACIES. Sal the Agorist, Pete Quinones, & Keith Knight

Arguing for a government monopoly on security is akin to arguing that the New York Times should be the only newspaper, by law.

– Michael Malice

Sal the Agorist: https://www.saltheagorist.com/ 

Pete Quinones: https://freemanbeyondthewall.com/


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Waco Siege and The Oklahoma City Bombing – Scott Horton

Waco Siege and The Oklahoma City Bombing – Scott Horton

The Ultimate Oklahoma City Bombing Archive: https://libertarianinstitute.org/blog/the-ultimate-oklahoma-city-bombing-archive/

BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/video/VRxgpHkmIcx6/

Archive: https://archive.org/details/waco-and-okc-scott-horton

LBRY: https://lbry.tv/@KeithKnightDontTreadOnAnyone:b/Waco-and-OKC-Scott-Horton:0

The Truth About U.S. Foreign Policy. Scott Horton and Keith Knight.

The Truth About U.S. Foreign Policy. Scott Horton and Keith Knight.

BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/video/fsuFv4muLBqT/

LBRY: https://lbry.tv/@KeithKnightDontTreadOnAnyone:b/The-Truth-About-U.S.-Foreign-Policy.-Scott-Horton—Keith-Knight.:2

Archive: https://archive.org/details/the-truth-about-us-foreign-policy

 

0:00 – Quote from Mozi (Chinese Philosopher)

0:57 – What is Libertarianism? – NAO (Non-Aggression Obligation)

7:29 – The Kissinger Approach to History

18:24 – Kissinger’s World Government Justification

22:00 – 9/11 Response & War in Afghanistan

28:30 – F.B.I. Terrorist Plots

43:22 – “Terrorist Plots Helped ALong by the FBI – NYTimes” and Bin Laden deal & 9/11 motive

52:50 – U.S. in Libya under Obama

57:55 – Benghazi 1:04:30 – U.S. in Syria under Obama

1:06:12 – Operation Timber Sycamore & the U.S. in Syria

Ben Swann & Obama – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceobsac7LE8

John Kerry Leaked Audio: https://youtu.be/41HhRABl3kM?t=1409

‘As President, I Don’t Bluff’ – https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/obama-to-iran-and-israel-as-president-of-the-united-states-i-dont-bluff/253875/

Joe Biden at Harvard – Key allies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25aDP7io30U

Gen. Wesley Clark – 7 Countries 5 Years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTbg11pCwOc

1:18:41 – U.S. Role in Somalia under Bush, Obama and Trump

U.S. Government to Blame for Somalia Misery https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/u-s-government-to-blame-for-somalias-misery/

“Unfortunately, sir, you have no choice,” Mattis told Trump, according to officials. “You will be a wartime president.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/can-jim-mattis-check-an-impulsive-president-and-still-retain-his-trust/2018/02/07/289297a2-0814-11e8-8777-2a059f168dd2_story.html

1:31:46 – U.S. Role in Yemen under Obama and Trump

Washington’s War in Yemen Backfires – https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/washingtons-war-yemen-backfires/

Clinton Foundation / Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Donation – https://www.clintonfoundation.org/contributors?category=%2410%2C000%2C001+to+%2425%2C000%2C000

Trump on U.S. / Saudi Alliance for the MIC – https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-president-donald-j-trump-standing-saudi-arabia/

Military Industrial Complex, President Eisenhower – https://www.npr.org/2011/01/17/132942244/ikes-warning-of-military-expansion-50-years-later

War is a Racket – Smedley Butler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket

Martha Mundy’s work on Yemen: https://sites.tufts.edu/wpf/strategies-of-the-coalition-in-the-yemen-war/

Madeleine Albright 60 Minutes – 500,000 dead children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbIX1CP9qr4

Bin Laden Letter to the Americans: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/nov/24/theobserver

1:51:20 – Waco Siege – Operation Showtime, Waco Rules of Engagement, Waco: A New Revelation

Trump v. Jeb! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4ThZcq1oJQ

2:08:52 – Oklahoma City Bombing Cover-Up

The Ultimate Oklahoma City Bombing Archive – https://libertarianinstitute.org/okc/

2:13:08 – Most important things you learned from Jacob Hornberger, Pat Buchanan, Murray N. Rothbard, Ron Paul, and William Norman Grigg.

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