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Latest Podcasts

October, 2010

  • 31 October

    065: Bureaucrats Are People Too!

    In today's installment, I interview Steve Ressler, founder of the government employee social networking site, and organizer of the Government Doesn't Suck Rally (October 30th, Washington D.C.). I happen to have a show that suggests the government does suck, so I thought we could bounce some ideas off each other. I skipped past a number of arguments and questions to deal specifically with the non-aggression principle. While I thought this would be little more than an amusing discussion, it actually evolved into a larger examination of empathy, forgiveness, and differentiation within the bureaucratic structure. Look Closer: Bob Murphy's Mises Archive Government workers: 'We need love too.' Steve Ressler: Government Doesn't Suck

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August, 2009

  • 16 August

    002: Pavement On the Road to Hell…

    Critical 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: Government school is factory where followers and authority worshipers are made. The American education system was borrowed from the ...

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  • 11 August

    001: The “Business” Plan

    NOTE: This is the second part of a re-recording of the original episode one. My apologies if it temporarily appears out of order in the podcast feed. Critical Thinking Question: Why would something that's so good for us, like public education... need to be imposed on us with the use of force ? And funded with the use of force ? Maybe something else is going on. Topic: The problem with the "business?" of public education. And it's a big one. (An evaluation of the logic and ethics of the American public education system) Bumper music: "Stitching Leggings" by Kate Nash Look Closer: "The Non-Aggression Axiom of Libertarianism" by Walter Block "The Argument From Morality (Or, how we ...

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May, 2013

  • 13 May

    Pre-Show 5-9-13

    We discuss Adam Kokesh and the armed march on Washington, Osborne's trunk full of guns, and HBO's Game of Thrones. Related PostsPre-Show 5-16-13Tags: thrones, game, pre-show, a/vPre-Show and After School Sucks Special 5-9-13 (mp3)Tags: thrones, game, discuss, adam, kokesh, armed, full, guns, trunk, marchAfter School Sucks Special 6-6-13Tags: thrones, game, a/vAfter School Sucks Special 5-23-13Tags: game, thrones, a/vPre-Show and After-Show (MP3) 6-6-13Tags: pre-show, thrones, game, a/v

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  • 1 May

    After School Sucks Special 4-25-13

    Brett's MySpace Date With A Born-Again Christian - debating Sam Seder - Racist "Libertarians"

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April, 2013

  • 18 April

    After School Sucks Special 4-18-13

    Brett's grammar embarrassment - NJ high school students in the chat - misplaced modifiers - Apple devices vs. Android - Boston Marathon bombing - InfoWars - "Why Libertarianism Is So Dangerous" video - 4Chan Related PostsTerror Teens? (New Studio Test Show 5-3-13)Tags: chat, a/v, terrorism

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CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does self-directed education look like?

Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

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