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Ayn Rand on the Pursuit of Happiness Ayn Rand on the Pursuit of Happiness

You mention in your book, the latest one on the philosophy for the New Intellectual, that our Founding Fathers talked about the right of the pursuit of happiness. Do you think this is really important? I don’t know what else could be any more important, if you attach exact meaning to concepts. The pursuit of…

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Bryan Caplan Says Milton Friedman Is Wrong About Open Borders Bryan Caplan Says Milton Friedman Is Wrong About Open Borders

Milton Friedman famously said you cannot simultaneously have free immigration and a welfare state. Economist Brian Caplan begs to differ. Caplan makes his case in his latest book, “Open Borders The Science and Ethics of Immigration.” It’s a graphic novel he co-produced with artist Zach Weinersmith, who’s best known as the creator of the popular…

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Punching Nazis: Force vs. Speech Punching Nazis: Force vs. Speech

Dave Rubin: The biggest issue with that logic, that the definition of a Nazi—or whatever label you want to use—will always expand, so if one person says, “It’s okay to punch a Nazi, it’s okay to punch Richard Spencer,” someone else will say, “Well, okay, if we can punch him, can we blow up his…

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Game of Thrones: Libertarian Edition Game of Thrones: Libertarian Edition

Are you telling me the crown is three million in debt? Actually it’s twenty trillion. How could you let this happen? Entitlement spending, a bunch of wars, that bullet train to Riverrun didn’t help. That is a big wall. And on the other side are the free folk? No, over here, we call them wildlings.…

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The First Amendment and Government Property: Free Speech Rules (Episode 8) The First Amendment and Government Property: Free Speech Rules (Episode 8)

Say the government is handing out money, or access to government property or some other benefit. Can it exclude certain kinds of speech or certain kinds of speakers? It’s complicated. But here are the five rules of the First Amendment and government property. Rule one. A few forms of government property are treated as so-called…

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Whole Foods CEO John Mackey on ending poverty, being libertarian, and more (full video) Whole Foods CEO John Mackey on ending poverty, being libertarian, and more (full video)

John Mackey: Of course there is the old saying. I forget who said it, but I think it was true in my life, which is: “if at the age of 21 you’re not a socialist then you don’t have any heart and if by the age 30 you still are then you don’t have any…

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Penn Jillette on Libertarianism, Taxes, Trump, Clinton and Weed Penn Jillette on Libertarianism, Taxes, Trump, Clinton and Weed

Let me lay on you what Libertarianism is to me. Once again I’m speaking for myself which is about as Libertarian as you can get. I do not believe I know what’s best for other people. I also don’t believe that other people know what’s best for other people. I can barely make decisions for…

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Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg: ‘I Don’t Think We’ve Had Any [Constitutional] Crises in My Lifetime” Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg: ‘I Don’t Think We’ve Had Any [Constitutional] Crises in My Lifetime”

No civilized person wants to live in a society without a lot of privacy in it. Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork’s 1987 confirmation hearings changed everything— maybe forever. According to lawyer and Supreme Court blogger Tom Goldstein, “because they legitimize the scorched earth ideological wars that have since become the norm.” After the Senate rejected…

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She Survived History’s Greatest Mass Murderer | Guest: Li Zhao | Ep 39 She Survived History’s Greatest Mass Murderer | Guest: Li Zhao | Ep 39

– Welcome to Kibbe on Liberty. We’re broadcasting almost live at the Atlas Network meeting in New York City, and I’m talking to my friend (beeps) who grew up under Mao’s China. We’re gonna hear some horror stories, we’re gonna talk about Hong Kong, and we’re gonna talk about why kids should step off the…

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