By: Daniel Engerer The concept of property is incredibly important to human society. What is Property? The concept of “property” is the idea that an object or piece of land “belongs” to a certain person or group of people, and these people have the “right” to use force to exclude others from using, occupying, touching, … Continue reading The Philosophy of Property Rights
Kal Molinet is a prolific anarchist activist from Richmond, Virginia. Join us as we chat about communism, Liberate RVA, militarism, fascism, and remaining principled in the pursuit of long term goals.
The liberty movement has no doubt become divided within the last 1 to 2 years. While some choose to stand by the timeless non-aggression principle, many prominent figures have been calling for a departure from principle in order to avert supposed short-term disasters. Some even openly advocate for Fascism. How can this be? Join Flagship … Continue reading Anarcho-Fascism? Tackling Tactics with Love, Life, and Anarchy
Not all self-proclaimed anarchists are capitalists. In fact, anarcho-communists reject capitalism vehemently. Clearly, “AnCaps” and “AnComs” can’t both be right. Is property theft? Is capitalism voluntary? Is profit exploitative? Dive into the rabbit hole of philosophy with Danny boy and repeat guest “The Pholosopher” for an examination of this alternative anarchic concept.
Conservatives recognize why it’s important to limit government. But how far can we extend the principle of limited government? Let’s find out… What’s the difference between a minarchist and an anarchist? About 6 months.
By: Daniel Engerer Reader’s digest version: In short, “government” (AKA “the state”) is immoral because it requires the use of force against innocent people. The state violates the rights of its subjects by its very nature, forcing us to obey rules we never agreed to under the threat of kidnapping and imprisonment. What is Government? … Continue reading The State is Morally Illegitimate
Almost ten years after publishing his seminal work called The Beautiful Tree, Professor James Tooley joins Michael on the Flagship to talk about the ever stunning phenomenon of low-cost education spontaneously appearing in third world countries all over the globe. The most remarkable thing? They outperform government run schools! The two dig into the professor’s research … Continue reading FF028: Spontaneous Schooling in the Third World
By: Daniel Engerer A popular economic mantra of the political left is that “profit is exploitation”. Specifically, this idea means that for profit to occur (and for a business to even survive), workers must get “scammed” (by their capitalist overlords) out of a portion of the value that they created. In other words, profit (or … Continue reading Is Profit Exploitative?
Think the anti-abortion movement was always the religious right’s reaction to feminism, civil rights, and sexual liberation? Think again. History is written by the winners and on 1973, pro-abortion advocates won a landmark case that earned them the presumption to rewrite history in a way more suitable to their interests. But what if I told you … Continue reading FF027: Civil Rights and the Pro-Life Movement
By: Daniel Engerer In society, only that which is perceived as legitimate is enforceable. If people view an institution or act as immoral, they will naturally view it with outrage and, if practical, even forcibly resist it. Conversely, if people view an institution as just, then they will generally leave it alone. This is especially … Continue reading Arguments for State Legitimacy Rebutted