Tag Archives: libertarian

[SUPPLEMENTAL] #459: SCAMWATCH! With Tom Woods

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is a re-post of my recent appearance on the Tom Woods Show. It's always great to have an opportunity to chat with Tom! Our original plan was to discuss SJWs in higher education but we decided to put that off, so instead it's a potpourri of current "scams." From TomWoods.com - Ep. 777 Three Scams: Higher Education, “More Technology in the Classroom,” and Leftist Comedians Brett Veinotte and I discuss the higher ed scam, the “we need more technology in the classroom” scam, and the leftist comedian scam. Brett Veinotte is the host and editor of the School Sucks Project and podcast. He has worked in private education in various capacities for a ...

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[BLOG – SCHOOL ISSUES] The Professional Teacher

Part One: A Definition (From LibertarianTeacher.com) As I have alluded to in a previous post, one of the important definitions to be made is in regards to the term ‘professional’ as it relates to teaching. Before we turn to the dictionary for a suggestion of meaning, we need to understand that this term is very vague. Professional implies that something is done as a profession (i.e. a career). It also, connotes a sense of high quality – the result of specialized knowledge and skills. In modern usage, it also has come to include the idea that there are rigorous credentialing processes that insure that only the best individuals attain this status. (Would that such a thing were a guarantee!) Now, ...

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Podcast #307: Confessions of A Recovering Libertarian (Salon.com Article Reaction)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAnother (close to) real-time reaction to an article from Salon.com. Listen as I try to maintain my composure while reading and analyzing a piece by Dustin Petzold called Confessions of a recovering Libertarian: How I escaped a world of Ron Paul hero worship. Will it be similar to our previous Salon.com reading entitled Confessions of a former Libertarian: My personal, psychological and intellectual epiphany? Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you ...

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Podcast #299 (Supplemental): Remember To Be Kind To Yourself…Seriously

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrett, Wes Bertrand and Carlos Morales all in the studio together for the first time ever. For a recent episode of Truth Over Comfort Podcast, Carlos invited us to discuss hedonism and libertinism, but the conversation become so much more. Edited by Brett Some Highlights Hedonism Balancing Pleasure and Responsibility Libertarianism and rebellion Stoicism and Epicureanism Rand's unrealistic heroes Meditation Getting Things Done self-destructive behaviors as the result of self-shaming Expressing concern empathetically Making the 6 Pillars of Self-Esteem explicit Hearing the word "should" when it isn't there Keeping people at arms length Spheres of personal influence and control Bumper Music: Andy Grammer - Back Home Look Closer: Wes Bertrands Site: Complete Liberty - ...

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Video: Libertarian Communication Challenges

(A/V CLUB) Carlos Morales of Truth Over Comfort Podcast discusses his recent article, Who the Fuck Are Free Keeners? This leads into a discussion about paths to liberty, activism, public relations, avoiding labels and communication. Full article: http://www.truthovercomfort.net/blog/2014/4/14/who-the-fck-are-free-keeners Carlos Morales: http://www.truthovercomfort.net/

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Podcast #266: The Practice of Self – Responsibility (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 3)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the third pillar, the Practice of Self-Responsibility. Reacting vs. Responding “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” -Viktor E. Frankl -live consciously : within ourselves and observing and identifying WHAT EXISTS our surroundings -self-acceptance : a non-adversarial relationship with reality THE PRACTICE OF SELF-RESPONSIBILITY “I am responsible for my choices and actions. To be ‘responsible’ in this context means responsible not as the recipient of moral blame or guilt, but responsible ...

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Podcast #263: The Libertarian Homeschooler – A Discussion With Ana Martin

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday I am joined by Ana Martin, who has built a Facebook following of over 40,000 people at The Libertarian Homeschooler. Discussion Outline: -Were you a homeschooler who found libertarian or vice versa? -What/who led to you to (whichever came first)? -Austrian economics -How does the philosophy of liberty inform your educational environment? -Have you found challenges in developing a consistent philosophy of parenting and education? -Recommendations to parents who are starting to question traditional or compulsory schooling? -How have you incorporated the Trivium?(methods/resources/successes/challenges) -History discussions through the lenses of economics and motivations -Developmental stages (Sayers): Poll-Parrot, the Pert, and the Poetic Look Closer: The Well-Trained Mind - http://www.welltrainedmind.com/ Mises.org - http://mises.org/ T&H Trivium ...

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Podcast #259: From Libertarianism to Liberalism – How Does That Work?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA (close to) real-time reaction to an article from Salon.com. Listen as I try to maintain my composure while reading and analyzing a piece by Scott Parker called Confessions of a former Libertarian: My personal, psychological and intellectual epiphany. Despite my best efforts to do this in one take, the show contains three edits.

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181: An Exploration of Reasoning In Politics

Podcast: Play in new window | Download"Often wrong but never in doubt." -Reason.com (on political reasoning) Topic: Osborne, Marcus and I discuss the Reason.com article, Study Shows Smart Liberals, Conservatives, and Libertarians Are Easiest to Fool by Ron Bailey. Osborne raises some important questions about the validity of the studies presented in the article. This is an edited version of the 12-6-12 live show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: Cognitive Distortions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_distortion The Nothing Project - One-Man Band http://www.nothingproject.com/ Brainless Tales http://www.brainlesstales.com/ $6.00/Month - Join the A/V Club and Receive Bonus Content We need 150 monthly subscribers! If you listen to the show and enjoy the videos, please ...

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173: Autonomy Vs. Authority (Brett On Sex, Lies and Anarchy)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhat are the forces and ideas preventing children from attaining autonomy? Topics: -Child labor laws -Governnment regulation of apprenticeship programs -Emancipation -Age restrictions -The legality of child abuse -Some pretty bad jokes Look Closer: SexLiesAnarchy.com/ http://sexliesanarchy.com/ Trashing Teens: Psychologist Robert Epstein argues in a provocative book, "The Case Against Adolescence," that teens are far more competent than we assume http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200703/trashing-teens G. Stanley Hall: The Inventor of Adolescence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._Stanley_Hall

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123: Live Show #2, Hour 2 – Government School and Current Events

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is hour two of Gardner Goldsmith's Liberty Conspiracy live show. I am tentatively planning to do this once per week. The show airs Sunday through Thursday at 10pm EST on the Liberty Radio Network. Topic: Gardner Goldsmith, Dale Everett and I connect the messages of government schooling to some current events. Look Closer: Liberty Conspiracy Website http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Dale's Website - Flaming Freedom http://flamingfreedom.com/ The Tragedy of American Compassion, by Marvin Olasky http://flamingfreedom.com/http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Tragedy_of_American_Compassion.html?id=K6FOU-s0l0QC

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122: Gaming and Liberty

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy guest today is Sydney Roc, the host of Gaming and Liberty Podcast. Our discussion goes in several directions, but it includes a lot of previously unexplored material for this show. Discussed: -SOPA/PIPA -Piracy and Intellectual Property -The Educational Value of Games vs. School -Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation -Military Propaganda in Video Games -Zelda Look Closer: How the Internet blackout affected congressional support for PIPA/SOPA http://boingboing.net/2012/01/19/how-the-internet-blackout-affe.html ReviewTechUSA: RIAA/MPAA: New Tech, Old Tricks Gaming and Liberty Episode 16 – Introducing Games for Change Episode 16 – Introducing Games for Change

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119: Get Out of My Way; I’m Trying to Learn (2 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: As a follow-up to the last show, specifically my story about my student's Lego movie, I wanted to look a little closer at the constricting and numbing elements of institutionalized schooling. Also, how I once contributed to these wounds and how I try to correct them. Look Closer: How Does School Wound? Kirsten Olson Has Counted Some Ways http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201106/how-does-school-wound-kirsten-olson-has-counted-some-ways Porc Therapy http://www.porctherapy.com/ Donate to School Sucks: Chip In One Time http://edu-lu-tion.com/support Send Bitcoins http://edu-lu-tion.com/support/bitcoin Become A Monthly Subscriber http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/ Other Ways to Help School Sucks: 1) FACEBOOK: School Sucks Podcast - Like, Comment, Share http://www.facebook.com/pages/School-Sucks-Podcast-The-END-of-Public-Education/144639747999 2) PODOMATIC -Like, Share, Embed, Comment 3) Follow School Sucks On TWITTER https://twitter.com/#!/SchoolSucksShow 4) YOU TUBE: Subscribe to ...

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118: Get Out of My Way; I’m Trying to Learn (1 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: As a follow-up to the last show, specifically my story about my student's Lego movie, I wanted to look a little closer at the constricting and numbing elements of institutionalized schooling. Also, how I once contributed to these wounds and how I try to correct them. Look Closer: How Does School Wound? Kirsten Olson Has Counted Some Ways http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201106/how-does-school-wound-kirsten-olson-has-counted-some-ways Porc Therapy http://www.porctherapy.com/ Donate to School Sucks: Chip In One Time http://edu-lu-tion.com/support Send Bitcoins http://edu-lu-tion.com/support/bitcoin Become A Monthly Subscriber http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/ Other Ways to Help School Sucks: 1) FACEBOOK: School Sucks Podcast - Like, Comment, Share http://www.facebook.com/pages/School-Sucks-Podcast-The-END-of-Public-Education/144639747999 2) PODOMATIC -Like, Share, Embed, Comment 3) Follow School Sucks On TWITTER https://twitter.com/#!/SchoolSucksShow 4) YOU TUBE: Subscribe to ...

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055: A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away…and Today

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(Kids Are Not Defective Part 8) Topic: Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio joins me to discuss the seemingly elusive nature of heroism. Our discussion surveys a variety of historical topics as we examine how heroes are manufactured by our government education, while our own capacity for "heroism" is gradually diminished. We also explore the conjecture that government school's theft of our sense of personal power contributes to a desire to experience heroism only through fantasy. Then, "heroism" gets a long overdue redefining. Bumper Music: Star Wars Disco Theme Look Closer: Heroism Part 1 - from Freedomain Radio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ix9MT3jn0 Heroism Part 2 - from Freedomain Radio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVHAWSFXbPw BOOK: Lies my teacher told me: everything your ...

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031 Keys (Installment #2): Leaving Government School

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadABOVE: Unlike BF Skinner's "box", used for the operant conditioning of rats, government school does have a way out. Imagine a door to complete freedom, abounding opportunity and greater personal satisfaction... Public education is the lock. This is the second in a series of non-sequential shows about finding keys. The END of Public Education? END: It's over, irrelevant, useless, needs to be done away with. Considering the time we're living in, this is more true than ever. Bumper Music: "Alright" by Maxine Nightengale "Heaven In the End" by Chad Verbeck Topic: Jack is a fourteen-year-old who left government school to educate himself. We discuss the advantages of unschooling, talking to parents about school and ...

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018 (Supplemental): Caribbean Holiday Spectacular!

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAnother loose and unorganized non-episode installment of School Sucks. Wes Bertrand and Daniel Lakemacher join me to discuss my recent travels... -Pirate Paranoia -Did I participate in a voluntary society? Sure felt like it, but not really -US Customs and the TSA -My wonderful interactions with a very inquisitive three-year-old boy -Homesteading on the sea and the "Freedom Ship" -State predations on the cruise industry? During the 15 minutes I had access to the internet on my trip, I learned that many people had objected to my support of the Keene civil disobedients and FSP activists. In the second part, we'll discuss our thoughts in more detail, and I'll extend an open invitation to ...

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017: The State’s Facade of Honor and Benevolence

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCritical Thinking Question: What's it hiding? What jumps out from behind that facade to confront people who are not obedient and apathetic? (It's not pretty) Topic: Kat Kanning (newhampshirefreepress.com) joins me to discuss the opposites of indifference and apathy: activism and civil disobedience. Bumper Music: "How Come" Ray Lamontagne http://www.raylamontagne.com/ Look Closer: The NH Free Press http://newhampshirefreepress.com/ The Free State Project: Liberty In Our Lifetime http://freestateproject.org/ Free Talk Live: 100% Pro-Liberty Talk Radio freetalklive.com/ Free Talk Live: The Boards bbs.freetalklive.com/ Free Keene - New Hampshire's Liberty Activist Destination freekeene.com/ OTN-Obscured Truth Network youtube.com/user/obscuredtruth Ridley Report: Don't get mad. Get video. ridleyreport.com/ Liberty Radio Network libertyradionetwork.com/ Free Minds Radio and TV www.freemindsmedia.org/ Liberty Scholarship Fund: ...

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004: Politics Is Force

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA Young Person's Guide to Politics II Critical Thinking Question: Explain the difference between government and organized crime... Topic: Continued explanation of why I am against political solutions for education or anything else, AKA using the system to change the system by working within the system. Further explanation of the political process in the United States. Shocking comparison between the government and the mafia. I also talk about Ron Paul's principles compared to other politicians, but let's be clear: a Ron Paul Presidency would solve nothing. (See article by Per Bylund below) Bumper Music: MJ "Beat It" http://www.michaeljackson.com/us/home Look Closer: The Politics Of Obedience The Discourse Of Voluntary Servitude By Etienne De La Boetie ...

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002: Pavement On the Road to Hell…

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCritical Thinking Question: What would you think of a person who claimed that they had the ability to make plans for the life of another person who they had never met and didn't know anything about? What if they said they had the ability to make plans for the lives of ten people that they had never met and didn't know anything about? 100 people? 1000? A million? And so on... Topic: Central Planning in Education and Beyond What if people tolerated the same system for their food as they did for their education? Examples of people who did: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USSR http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Chinese_Famine Government school is factory where followers and authority worshipers are made. The American ...

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