Bitcon’s resistance to any control is illustrative to the libertarian mentality. It is because of this mindset that many libertarians support Bitcoin – a crypto currency that is not backed by any financial institutions. Bitcoin is a digital currency, which unlike traditional non-fiat currencies that are backed by gold and silver, is based on distributed computing. While money today is printed by central banks, Bitcoins are “mined” with the use of computer networks. But apart from the philosophical ideas of
In today’s episode of Lions of Liberty, host Marc Clair welcomes back Jen Briney, host of the Congressional Dish podcast, back to the show to break down the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP has been a subject of a lot of conversation surrounding the Presidential race, and nobody that we’ve found has done more research on this subject than Ms. Briney. In the show they discuss: What exactly is the TPP, and why is Jen so adamantly opposed to it?
In today’s episode, host Marc Clair welcomes back his old pal Seamusin Reilly for an update on his post-Navy life, and to of course have a little chat about the ideas of liberty! Marc and Seamusin go way back to the days of active posting on sites like the Daily Paul and Popular Liberty, and he first joined the show last year for a great talk about natural law. We discuss: – Seamusin’s exit from the U.S. Navy and what
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty podcast, John Odermatt sits down with Howard Snowdon and Johnny Rocket from the Johnny Rocket Launch Pad. After Johnny kicks of the show with his best Marc Clair impersonation the trio begins to dissect the first televised Libertarian Presidential debate. Three things we talked about: – The debate format. It was beyond awesome to see a nationally televised debate, but there were some areas that were lacking. – Gary Johnson’s controversial claim
Quite a while back I wrote a lengthy piece detailing the dangers that accompany an executive action that would permit doctors to violate the doctor-patient privilege by providing information to the government in order to prohibit individuals from owning firearms based on medical diagnosis. At the time it was simply talk, but in light of Obama’s recent actions, that danger has now come to fruition. I’m speaking specifically of point #3 in Obama’s tirade and jihad against gun owners. 3.
Stop. Take a deep breath. Don’t flip out over the title. Yet. It is important to know that Bernanke’s praise of Hitler was qualified and narrow. So please allow me to make one important clarification: Bernanke strictly praised Hitler’s understanding of economics, nothing more. However, his praise for Hitler’s understanding of macroeconomics and his economic policies is unabashed. Whew! Hopefully, now that a firestorm of blind rage has been avoided or at least minimized, let’s look at some of the
In the thrilling conclusion to a story which has been covered at this very website before, Ohio voters have overwhelmingly shot down a proposal to legalize marijuana in that state. And this may shock some people who have heard me refer to the War on Drugs as “the greatest affront committed by our government upon its citizens” (in fact, I said this very thing in my recent interview with John McAfee! What a convenient plug opportunity!), but at the end
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, host Marc Clair interviews Josh Umbehr of AtlasMD. AtlasMD is a direct primary care practice, where patients have direct access to their doctor, and incur low cost monthly fees without insurance companies getting into the mix. Marc and Josh discuss the path which led to the founding of AtlasMD, and how the medical industry has become exponentially worse in recent years. They examine the current top-down bureaucrat model of delivering medical
The Center for Public Integrity has an interesting piece up examining the Environmental Protection Agency’s new “EJ 2020” plan, which builds on the previous EJ2014 – a plan touted to help protect poor communities from pollution and provide better avenues to combat or report “environmental discrimination.” From the CPI: EJ 2020 is meant to build on Plan EJ 2014, which the EPA says “laid a foundation for integrating environmental justice in all [agency] programs.” That plan produced guidelines on public participation
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, host Marc Clair is joined by Sean Malone, the director and producer of the documentary “Farming in Fear.” First Sean explains how he first became interested in the ideas of liberty as a teenager when he found himself asking the question “who owns me?” The answers would lead him to certain beliefs which he would later identify as “libertarian.” Sean details how he was able to merge his interest in the