LibertyBias Show #5: Conversation- Achieving Mental Freedom

Freedom is not something we are given; it’s something that has many forms and many paths of achieving it. There certainly can be instances or long struggles where our freedom is infringed upon external factors, but liberty must first spring from within. Without the mental state of being free, then how free can we be externally? That’s the way in which this late-night, beer-fueled conversation was framed. Continue reading

LibertyBias Show #3: True Virtue Cannot Be Enforced

Today, Matt Walsh of The Daily Wire tweeted this nonsense that libertarians are somehow opposed to caring about virtue… that we have nothing to say about anything except when it comes to violence. Wrong. We just know that truly being a virtuous person is something that must be by its very nature consciously chosen, otherwise it’s not actually virtue. Continue reading

LibertyBias Show #2: The Internet’s Proclivity for Drama and Dishonesty

A discussion of employing rational, objective, and honest thinking that revolves around the controversy of Logan Paul (Yes, I know I’m late to the party).

I, unlike the angry mobs on the internet, will not assume the moral high ground when it comes to the Logan Paul controversy. “But John,” some might say, “he showed a dead body, made a joke of suicide, and profited off death.” I think this response, which was the norm on Twitter for a week or so, is dramatic, let alone inaccurate if you objectively watch the never-monetized vlog without a pitchfork. Continue reading

LibertyBias Show #1: The Intro

A messy and sloppy introduction into my new personal audio project: LibertyBias ThoughtCast. It will be nothing more than me thinking aloud, which I hope will eventually be challenging, provoking, and fun. Today, however, is just a quick explanation of what this site “Liberty Bias” is, why the name, why I stopped writing blog posts, and my aspirations for this project. Continue reading

Economic Freedom Works. (Here’s the data)

A few weeks ago at my university, I attended a talk given by Robert Lawson of Southern Methodist University. He holds the Jerome M. Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom and is director of the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. This talk, titled “Economic Freedom and the Wealth and Health of Nations”, was part of The Entrepreneurs and Economics Speaker Series presented by The John H. Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. He shared the plain truth: capitalism saves and improves lives. Continue reading