The abortion debate has always been framed in the mainstream discussion as “Pro-Life” vs “Pro-Choice.” Meanwhile, libertarians often find themselves in a difficult position when trying to choose a “side” on this debate, as they try to weigh the rights of the mother vs the rights of the unborn child. Today, economist and libertarian philosopher Walter Block joins Lions of Liberty to explain why he believes his theory of “evictionism” is the answer to abortion debate that is consistent with
On this week’s Electric Libertyland, Brian McWilliams is joined by the cast of the Johnny Rocket Launchpad, to talk about the NFL anthem flap, Trump’s tweets that may lead to nuclear war, a Senate vote for an $80B increase in defense spending, Betsy DeVos rescinding Obama’s Title IX “Dear Colleague” letter, and an Ohio bill that would make it illegal to abort babies testing positive for Downs Syndrome. Download this episode (right click and save) Discussed in this Episode: The
On today’s episode of Electric Libertyland host Brian McWilliams welcomes longtime contributor and “Godfather” of the Lions of Liberty, Howie Snowdon to the show. If the show name didn’t give it away, President Trump’s brand spanking new occupation of the White House will be the topic dujour, and Brian and Howie will talk briefly about his inaugural speech before delving into some Trump or Dumps on policy, whitehouse.gov pages and public funding for the arts as well as chatting about
In today’s episode, host Marc Clair welcomes in Libertarian Presidential candidate, Darryl Perry! Darryl gets things started by detailing how he first became familiar with libertarian ideas via talk radio, which gradually led him on his path to becoming a “voluntaryist.” Darryl explains the concept of voluntaryism, and how it relates to the concept of government. Darryl goes on to explain just what drove him to launch a Presidential campaign, and answers the criticism of whether a platform that calls
On this episode Marc Clair joins Felony Friday host John Odermatt to discuss a wide range of topics. John starts the discussion by bringing up the always controversial topic of abortion. John and Marc weigh in on the now infamous undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials, where they appear to be selling baby parts and the subsequent indictment of the two individuals responsible for the recording. Next, the conversation turns to a tragic murder case that highlights an inexcusable failure
In today’s episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, host Marc Clair welcomes investor, author and blogger, Andrew Syrios! Andrew describes how he came to reject the left-right paradigm and identify as a libertarian politically, and what drove him to start writing on political and economic issues. After taking a few curves into the legality of abortion, and even murder (!?). Marc and Andrew start to dissect some common political memes that have cropped up as of late. They look
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty podcast, Marc Clair and world-renowned Rand Paul analyst Brian McWilliams convene for the first Rand Pauluses and Minuses podcast of the year. The topic that’s top of mind is the announcement that Rand Paul would not be excluded from the most recent debate, which leads Marc and Brian to discuss Rand’s debate boycott strategy, whether Donald Trump is stealing a page from his playbook, and what support he can expect in Iowa.
Another nail biting edition of RPM this week, folks. Once more, I find myself composing this on a day when it may or may not be announced that Rand will make the cut for the next GOP debate, airing later this week. Rand thinks he will. So do I. I’ll update this as news comes in. HOT UPDATE! (3:15pm PST) RAND’S IN. Duck, duck, duck, GOOSE! We’ll discuss this and more in our RPM podcast tomorrow, so check back in.
In the today’s episode, host Marc Clair welcomes in Professor Lauren K. Hall, associate professor of political science at the Rochester Institute of Technology! Lauren has done extensive work on classical liberalism and the relationship between classical liberal theory and the family. Lauren explains just what classical liberalism is and where it falls among all the terms we often here discussed in the liberty movement, from minarchy to anarchy to simply “libertarianism.” Marc and Lauren discuss the gender wage gap,
In his defining work On Liberty, John Stuart Mill praised the idea of varying “experiments in living.” In a society where “everything is allowed,” the Millian theory stipulates that the best will inevitably rise to the top. Whatever social arrangements produce the most prosperity will be adopted by the majority; or at least that’s the assumption. With the internet revolution, and subsequent outlet for any no-name nitwit with a blog to share his feelings with the world, we are indeed