There is no doubt the concept of ride-sharing is revolutionizing transportation in the United States and the world. While the predictable and perhaps inevitable cronyism of the industry is already occurring, these companies certainly help to paint a more clear vision of how transportation can better be managed by non-coercive entities as opposed to the coercive monopolies which control much the world’s transportation, whether its through direct control of railroads and buses or simply through government control of roads. In
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, host Marc Clair is joined by Jason Stapleton, the host of the Jason Stapleton Program and the man behind the forthcoming LibertyOne, a brand new libertarian radio and television network dedicated to promoting individual liberty and free markets. Jason starts off by describing how he evolved from a full-blown neocon as a Marine serving in Afghanistan and Iraq into the fiery libertarian talk show host he is today. When Jason was
The city of Santa Monica, which is just minutes from both Marc Clair and myself, has instituted some highly questionable new regulations that target AirBnb style rentals and are predicted to lead to a shut down of 80% of the short-term rentals within months. Forbes reports: The Los Angeles suburb of Santa Monica has instituted the nation’s toughest regulations on short-term rentals like Airbnb. Starting today, hosts will have to live on the property during the renter’s stay, register for
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, host Marc Clair welcomes in author Nomi Prins to discuss her latest book “All the President’s Bankers”, an incredibly thorough look at the crony relationship between major banking elites and the U.S. Presidency in modern history. Ms Prins details how her early career in the banking industry exposed her to the behind the scenes machinations of bankers and politicians, and explains what drove her to dig deeper and expose the corruption.
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I am joined by Dan McCall, the founder of the “Liberty Maniacs” clothing line! Dan describes how he first became interested in libertarian ideas and how this led him to the creation of the “Liberty Maniacs” parody clothing line. Marc and Dan discuss the multiple lawsuits faced by Liberty Maniacs due to frivolous copyrights claims from the NSA, Homeland Security, and even a Hillary Clinton PAC. Enjoy this lively conversation between
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I am joined by Peter Klein, research fellow at the Mises Institute and Professor in the Division of Applied Sciences at the University of Missouri. Peter explains how he first became interested in the study of free markets, particularly as it pertains to technology and the sciences. We discuss how coercive governments have influenced the development of technology, particularly as it pertains to the internet. They look at the issue of
First off, thank you to all of our listeners from the last “Pauluses and Minuses” Podcast. We’ve hit some epic numbers and it’s nice to see we aren’t just howling into the darkness. You keep listening, and we’ll keep comparing John McCain to Lex Luthor. It’s a good deal. But, we’ve got hot Rand news to dish out and grade, so without further ado… Rand Paul Creates “The Waste Report” We’ll start off with some positives this week, beginning with
Several years ago I attended a baseball game and for reasons unbeknownst to me I decided to break an unwritten rule of baseball watching etiquette. At the time this story occurred, I had very recently become a libertarian and the fog had been lifted to reveal the United States government’s jingoistic foreign policy. For every Sunday game after 9/11 during the “seventh inning stretch” teams trade the ballpark classic “Take me Out to the Ballgame” for the patriotic “God Bless