On Demand 2017-08-29T11:40:55+00:00
1Sep, 2017

647: America Has a Tax Problem…

September 1st, 2017|

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics Americans spent more in taxes than they did on food and clothing combined in 2016. The percentage difference was roughly +14%. If you can believe it, the same data shows that, in just three years, the average American tax bill increased by 41.13%. Frustrating as it might be I feel the need to reiterate the most important truth about government one can commit to memory... ...Nobody is looking out for you. Sure they say they have [...]

31Aug, 2017

646: Nick Sarwark Talks About the LP, White Nationalism, and Tom Woods

August 31st, 2017|

I have to say this is the most abrasive interview I've ever done. Nick, to his credit, asked to come on the show even after I warned him it was going to be a non-permissive environment. Nick and I discuss the recent controversy with Tom Woods, the implications that Tom and others at the Mises Institute support white nationalism and the future of the Libertarian Party. I'll let you draw your own conclusions as to who won this argument, but there's no question Nick [...]

30Aug, 2017

645: Trump, Tax Cuts, and Tomi Lahren

August 30th, 2017|

Trump is going to be in Missouri today talking with a group of blue collar workers about tax cuts. If any of them are hoping for specifics, they're going to be disappointed since Trump won't be offering up an actual plan. Rather he'll be pontificating and waxing unpoetically about the need for tax reform. (as if that was even in question.) Frankly, I get tired of hearing politicians drone on about the importance of tax reform and then seeing nothing get done. The truth [...]

29Aug, 2017

644: I Love Price Gouging and So Should You. Here’s Why…

August 29th, 2017|

It pains me even to take time discussing the idiotic notion that price gouging is somehow evil or even bad for the economy. Most economists don't even bother explaining it because it seems ridiculous to spend time arguing that prices changes relative to demand are somehow a bad thing. But it is this very lack of clarification from those in a position to give it that creates the window of opportunity social justice warriors need to spread disinformation. Most of them are just Johnny [...]

28Aug, 2017

643: It’s Your Fault

August 28th, 2017|

I'm fond of this saying. I use it a lot when I teach. I use it because, before I can help someone change their life I first have to get them to take responsibility for where they are. From there I can help them get where they want to go. I think it's only a matter of time before Trump gets blamed for the recent disaster in Texas. It won't be his fault. No president can be held responsible for the weak reaction of [...]

22Aug, 2017

642: Tom Woods Opens Up About the LP, Nicholas Sarwark and the Future of Our Movement

August 22nd, 2017|

Talking with Tom is always a pleasure, and this interview was no exception. I wanted to talk with Tom about the current state of the Libertarian Party, the recent attacks he's been getting from Nicholas Sarwark the parties current chair and I wanted to find out from him what he thought needed to happen for our message to grow. Tom was in rare form. I expected him to respond in his typical "water off a duck's back" dismissal. Tom has always been gracious even [...]

18Aug, 2017

641: Charlottesville, White Nationalists, Antifa and Chris Cantwell

August 18th, 2017|

I apologize in advance for the poor audio in this episode. I don't have my system set up in the new studio yet, and I'm using a simple USB mic, and the audio is a bit poppy. I know a lot of you are interested in my thoughts on Charlottesville and the violence we've seen over the last week. Here are my thoughts, as clear as I can make them. Jason

11Aug, 2017

640: The Thousand Yard Stare of My Cubical Neighbors

August 11th, 2017|

I actually have an article to go with that show title, but I couldn't help tying in the hopeless, defeated, noose tightening gaze coming from the employees of the company across the hall from us. A couple of weeks ago Darren and I discussed how dissatisfied most people are with the work they do, but many of them feel trapped. I guess they should feel lucky they have a job now that labor force participation remains so low. But all I could think about [...]

10Aug, 2017

639: Let’s Talk about Subsidies

August 10th, 2017|

I know that most of you listening to the show today will be against subsidies but do you understand why? It's one thing to say "taxation is theft" and then support that statement with an understanding that stolen money shouldn't be appropriated as a form of corporate welfare. But do you really understand WHY we shouldn't prop up a company, market or industry? Do you know what happens in the economy when you do? That's what I want to talk about today. We've got [...]

8Aug, 2017

637: The U.S. Moves One Step Closer to War With North Korea

August 8th, 2017|

Over the last couple of months, we've been following the North Korea situation closely. Despite what you may have heard, the likelihood that North Korea could hit a U.S. mainland target is slim. What I said several weeks ago was to look for a significant escalation in news stories talking about the imminent threat from North Korea. If the government wants a war, they'll start by using the media to exaggerate the threat North Korea poses. Today we see signs they are doing just [...]

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