Tag Archives: voluntarism

[PODCAST] #538: The Block Is Hot – With Roger Ver

At School Sucks, we strive to provide young people with the building blocks of intellectual, financial and lifestyle independence. Over the last year, we have overlooked a phenomenon that certainly relates to the last two: Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency explosion. My guest today is a man who has been one of the most prominent figures in Bitcoin promotion, education, growth and recent controversies. Roger Ver was the first investor in many successful Bitcoin startups, and he has worked for over 5 years on the adoption of Bitcoin as an alternative to fiat money, both inside and outside the voluntaryist community. Roger has referred to this effort as "the separation of money and state." And as far as financial freedom is ...

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[PODCAST] #382: Kids Don’t Need or Want Your Praise (with Kevin Geary)

"The relevant question...isn't "How motivated are my students?" It's "How are my students motivated?" In other words, it's the type of motivation that counts, not the amount. The type created by the use of rewards is not only less effective but also erodes the kind we really want to promote." - Alfie Kohn Kevin Geary returns to discuss why the widely accepted carrots-and-sticks approach to teaching and parenting is harmful to children. The discussion centers around two articles Kevin recently wrote for his site, RevolutionaryParent.com. 1. Kids Don’t Need or Want Your Praise 2. Your Children Don’t Need “Positive Reinforcement” We talk about the costs of this approach through the lens of Nathaniel Branden's Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. We also ...

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Voluntarism: Ian Freeman and Brett Veinotte On Our Troubled Times Podcast

Jay's Notes: In this episode we discuss Voluntarism and Libertarianism with Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Podcast and Ian Freeman of Free Talk Live. First we talk about an article written by the New York Times on Free Keene and Ian Freeman and get his take on this "polite hit piece". Then we discuss some different aspects of what it would be like to live in a free society. Join us as we learn the true meaning of the New Hampshire motto, "Live Free or Die". Our Troubled Times: http://ourtroubledtimes.podomatic.com/ Free Talk Live: http://freetalklive.com/

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Wheels Off Liberty #83

With Jamie Crane. -Osama Bin Laden is dead? -Brett discusses US foreign policy and the middle east -9/11 -spreading the voluntarist message Related Posts[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #393: Wheels Off Liberty (With Jamie Crane and Stefan Molyneux, May 12th, 2011)74With Jamie Crane, Stefan Molyneux, George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden -Bin Laden calls from heaven -Stef discusses paths to liberty and the achieving of goals -political action and burn-out Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support…Tags: bin, laden, liberty, discusses, crane, wheels, osama, jamieWheels Off Liberty #9571The guys find a hidden recording of Mike's Little Book About Liberty and then they talk about the presidential debate. Jamie then decides ...

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081: John Holt – Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 1 of 2)

(Part 1 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead of Education. Other participants included Stefan Molyneux, Jake Desyllas, Luke David, Michael Demarco, Thomas Bell, Debbie Harbeson, Ivan Ivanov and Cheryl Hulseapple. Special thanks to Greg for setting up and managing the conference on Skype. Bumper Music: "Logical Song" Supertramp "School" Supertramp Look Closer: Freedom Book Club on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freedom-Book-Club/189728764133?sk=wall Instead of education: ways to help people do things better By John Holt http://books.google.com/books Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related Posts082: John Holt - Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 2 of 2)85(Part 2 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead ...

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058 (Supplemental): Brett On Gnostic Media With Jan Irvin

This is an interview I did for Jan Irvin's Gnostic Media Podcast on May 9th 2010. Brand new shows are coming soon!! Trivium Education Website: where Knowledge, Understanding and Wisdom Begin Trivium Education Home Gnostic Media Website http://www.gnosticmedia.com/ Tragedy and Hope Communications http://tragedyandhope.com/

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041: The Natural State? (American History F-ed, Conclusion)

(American History F-ed, Conclusion) The eighth (and final) installment in a series of shows about government school's history curriculum. We'll explore the lies, myths, omissions and distortions used to indoctrinate blind patriotism (aka nationalism aka mysticism). Critical Thinking Question: Imagine if we all woke up tomorrow and all government was just...gone. What's the worst thing that could happen? And how would statists feel about this most catastrophic outcome? The answer might surprise you. Topic: The three most persistent myths throughout history: 1. The State is essential for the survival of the human race 2. Slavery is essential for the prosperity of all societies reliant upon agriculture 3. God and religion are essential for establishing morality Two down, one to go. ...

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