Listen to Doug give answers on the new Freedom Adventure Podcast to a variety of questions about politics, theology, and why he's a libertarian Christian!
John Deangelo of AntiWarWarVet.com joins us to talk about his experience in the Marines in Afghanistan, and how he became a Christian and a libertarian.
It's no secret the rich are hated, but why? Is it pure envy? Is it malice? Misunderstanding? Dr. Rainer Zitelmann did the research to know why people hold opinions of the rich, and he joins us to talk about his book, The Rich in Public Opinion.
We welcome Michael Hardin for the first time to the podcast. Michael Hardin is an independent scholar residing in Pennsylvania. In our conversation, we talk about mimetic theory (or should we say, mimetic realism!) in the current context of COVID-19, protests, riots, and the upcoming election. We also get into some of the pertinent theological implications of mimetic theory and draw out some applications from them. The conversation proceeds in a lot of interesting directions, so stay alert!
Dr. Norman Horn discusses Ayn Rand's controversies and contributions to libertarianism with Stephen Rose of the AnarchoChristian Podcast.
Doug and Norman talk about the COVID-19 pandemic and critique the state response to it and the response of the general public, including libertarians.
Kerry Baldwin of MereLiberty.com joins us to announce her upcoming liberty courses! If you or a child you know needs to learn critical thinking, develop reasoning skills, and gain practice and guided experience in honing their argumentation skills, find out how Kerry is helping to make that happen!
Dr. Norman Horn joins the OurFoundations podcast to talk about politics and theology. In this second half of the interview, they get into political power shifts, the future of tech and State, other ties to Christianity, and more.
Dr. Norman Horn joins the OurFoundations podcast to talk about politics and theology. In this first half of the interview, they discuss most of the theology related topics and then begin to get into the political theory. This includes why some choose to believe in God, how different people interpret political theory from the Bible, some effects of the Reformation, the concept of distributed knowledge, the dangers and issues with centralization in both religion and in government, and much more.
Do kids belong to their parents or the government? Who should have the say where kids go to school? Why is “government schools” more accurate than calling them “public schools”? Corey DeAngelis of the Cato Institute and Reason Foundation joins us to answer these questions, and many more, demolishing the anti-choice arguments often made against charter schools, vouchers, educational savings accounts, and homeschooling.
Joy Buchanan from Samford University’s Brock School of Business joins us to talk about why capitalism benefits everyone, how wealth creation through free trade isn’t obvious, and some biblical support for free market capitalism.
Most libertarians would claim to be ready for a new society, but that sounds like fantasy to most of us. Joe McKinney from the Startup Societies Foundation shares with us how we can begin to create new societies that overlap existing ones. A one-size-fits-all approach is not the goal, and McKinney's new book is a step-by-step guide for entrepreneurs and social innovators to accomplish their visions.
Mike Maharrey, author of "Constitution Owner's Manual", joins us to clean up some sloppy thinking most people, including libertarians, have about the Constitution. In this second part of our two-week series, Mike talks about the Bill of Rights, what people get wrong about it, and how libertarians go astray when they misuse what the purpose and scope of the constitution is.
Mike Maharrey, author of "Constitution Owner's Manual", joins us to clean up some sloppy thinking most people, including libertarians, have about the Constitution. In this part of a two-week series, Mike talks about the constitutional convention and the debates and controversies surrounding it, tackling some myths about the federalists and antifederalists.
Reason's Editor-in-Chief joins us to discuss how to do journalism from a libertarian perspective, some of the unique advantages of that bias in reporting, and why it's important to be properly informed.
The case against the drug war is pretty strong for libertarians, but many conservatives are just waking up to the harm drug prohibition and criminalization have brought onto millions of lives. Christina Dent joins us to share her story from being a Christian political conservative against drug legalization to a Christian political conservative in favor of drug legalization. Her organization, End It For Good, is an education and advocacy organization working to end our criminal approach to drugs and shift to a health-centered one.
How important is equality for democracy, for social well-being, and for human flourishing? How do we evaluate the economic misinformation spread around regarding labor, billionaires, and economic growth? Antony Davies joins us to discuss the economics and morality we must consider when we attempt to “fix” a problem that might not be a real problem.
How does the Economic Way of Thinking affect view of human flourishing? Can we really understand what it means for ourselves and our world by only thinking about economics? Russ Roberts joins us to talk about the ways in which economics can and cannot aide in our ability to pursue and achieve human flourishing.
Anthony Flood joins us to talk about his polemic against Christopher Ferrara, a prominent anti-libertarian Catholic social thinker. Flood also talks about Doug about human flourishing and whether or not we should be optimistic about the future of human progress.
Do ordinary libertarians have something to learn from Christian social teaching? Are all of the Popes wrong about economics? Why is conservative nationalism on the rise? Stephanie Slade from Reason joins us to talk about how Christians can be enlightening libertarians on the importance of culture, not just the role of the regulatory state. She also discusses a concerning phenomenon within conservatism that libertarians should pay attention to.
Joshua Longbrook of the Our Foundations Podcast joins Doug to talk about his podcast, why it's extremely relevant to listener's of the Libertarian Christian Podcast, the sort of topics they cover, how he became a libertarian, his influences (including fantasy and sci-fi), the interplay between church and state, blockchain technology, and more!
Can love be expressed through economics? Sarah Estelle from econisforlovers.com joins us to talk about the Economic Way of Loving and how being equipped with economic knowledge will help us avoid harming our neighbors as well as how to love them better.
If open immigration would vastly improve the lot of most of the world, why would anybody oppose it? What objections might a libertarian have against open borders? To answer that, Bryan Caplan, author of Open Borders, joins us to discuss what open border means and answers some of the more prominent objections to it, including why Friedman was wrong and why cultural fears are understandable but unfounded.
What if you just stayed home on voting day? Why would this be a better moral choice? Is there anything lost personally or socially if you choose not to vote? Chris Freiman joins us to talk about why it’s okay to not engage in politics, and why it might be the right moral choice.
Doug welcomes to the show Stephen of the AnarchoChristian Podcast to discuss how he became an anarcho-capitalist, the evolution of his ideas, and how to walk the line between supporting imperfect solutions that somewhat slow the advance of tyranny and acting consistently with an-cap and Christian principles.
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