Feb 1, 2018
Show 2061 Stossel - The Southern Poverty Law Center Scam, The Deceitful Bias in The New York Times, The Deadly-isms, Food Trucks, Saving Kids From Government Schools. Also, the German Economic Miracle, The State versus the Highwayman and The Frontier Is Everywhere.
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Stossel: The Southern Poverty Law Center Scam
Published on Jan 16, 2018
There are dangerous hate groups in America. So a group called the Southern Poverty Law Center promises to warn us about them. They release an annual list of hate groups in America.
Stossel: The Deadly-isms
Published on Dec 19, 2017
Few things are as destructive as Socialism, Communism, Fascism...
Socialism, Nazism, progressivism… these "isms" do so much damage. But people still believe. Matt Kibbe of Free the People created a video series called "The Deadly-isms" to inform people about them. Pundits talk about these things in terms of right vs left, but Kibbe points out "when you think about it, they sort of feel the same. You still have government control of businesses and factories, you still have no freedom of speech... no freedom of association, there's hardly any freedom at all." America has been spared totalitarianism and the other worst "isms" of the world, but John Stossel says it does have it's own "ism's" to worry about, like crony capitalism, crapitalism, corporatism. Kibbe describes corporatism as "big business in cahoots with big government, fixing prices, raising costs, screwing the competition." Kibbe says "none of these 'isms' have what it takes to save the world. Only freedom and voluntary cooperation can do that. I'll be on your side as long as you don't hurt people and don't take their stuff." Stossel says "that's a political philosophy to believe in!"
The Deadly Isms
Exploring the ideas that have ruled mankind, rising from totalitarianism up towards liberty.
Stossel: Saving Kids From Government Schools
Published on Jan 23, 2018
Success Academy's Eva Moskowitz has demonstrated that more choice in education yields incredible outcomes.
Stossel: NY Strangles Small Business
Published on Jan 9, 2018
Kamal Saleh runs a small store in New York City. He was recently given a summons to appear in court for violating one of New York's many rules. His crime was selling cigars... 11 cents too cheaply.
Stossel: The Fight Against Food Trucks
Published on Dec 12, 2017
Protectionism at play? Politicians say food trucks are "unfair competition" for restaurants.
Food trucks are a vital part of many vibrant neighborhoods. For some entrepreneurs, they're a great way to enter the food industry. Laura Pekarik is one of these entrepreneurs. She sells cupcakes from a food truck in Chicago. Laura says the food truck industry "gives individuals like me an entrance into a market opportunity for the small business owner that otherwise wouldn't have been there. I was able to rent a kitchen space instead of renting a whole brick and mortar and managing a team of people. Everything kind of was under my control to kind of get my feet wet in the business." But since starting her business, the increased regulations have made it too hard for her to take her truck in to the city. Often she is not even allowed to park. When she does find parking, she can only stay 2 hours. "Every moment that we're driving around and not parked in the location with our window open meant that we couldn't sell," she says. Baltimore Pizza Truck operator Joey Vanoni tells John Stossel about his similar experiences. He is not allowed to park his truck within 300 feet of any brick and mortar restaurant that sells pizza. Joey says that means "there's almost nowhere left for me to operate." Why do politicians limit where food trucks may park? Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney says he wants to protect existing restaurants. "It is such a small margin business and it employs so many people," Tunney explains. "That's what we need to protect." Stossel says, he's a bottlenecker.
Stossel: Deceitful Bias in The New York Times
Published on Dec 5, 2017
The New York Times drives John Stossel crazy. He wants to rip it up, because so many stories have left-wing bias.
Stossel still reads it for the good parts. The Times does spend money to send reporters all over the world. Another reason is his neighbors read it and he wants to understand what they believe. Here is some of the bias Stossel found in the paper last week: The Times news section claims Trump's tweets on Islam succeeded in “Uniting Britain in Outrage." If you read the story, you see the outrage is just from the opposition Labour Party, “several" members of the Conservative Party, and comedian John Cleese. That’s the whole country uniting in outrage?! Another supposedly objective news headline says that ending Obama’s net neutrality bureaucracy will hasten the Internet’s death. Stossel says that’s ridiculous. All repeal would do is restore the freedom that allowed the internet to blossom in the first place. The Times ran a full-page story glorifying Antifa thugs. The Times makes them sound fashionable and fun: “Black is Always in Fashion.” It goes on to say "you know the look. Black work or military boots… ski masks… jackets, North Face brand…” Stossel argues the Times would do better reporting by exposing these violent people instead of praising their fashion. He still reads the Times because what’s in the “paper of record” is important, and fact-checked. Unfortunately, much of it is mean-spirited and absurdly biased.
The following is from the Stateless Liberty Channel-
Ludwig Erhard and the German Economic Miracle
Published on May 10, 2015
Credit to PBS's documentary, Commanding Heights:
The State versus the Highwayman - Lysander Spooner
"It is true that the theory of our Constitution is, that all taxes are paid voluntarily; that our government is a mutual insurance company, voluntarily entered into by the people with each other. [...] But this theory of our government is wholly different from the practical fact. The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: "Your money, or your life." And many, if not most, taxes are paid under the compulsion of that threat. The government does not, indeed, waylay a man in a lonely place, spring upon him from the roadside, and, holding a pistol to his head, proceed to rifle his pockets. But the robbery is none the less a robbery on that account; and it is far more dastardly and shameful. The highwayman takes solely upon himself the responsibility, danger, and crime of his own act. He does not pretend that he has any rightful claim to your money, or that he intends to use it for your own benefit. He does not pretend to be anything but a robber. He has not acquired impudence enough to profess to be merely a "protector," and that he takes men's money against their will, merely to enable him to "protect" those infatuated travellers, who feel perfectly able to protect themselves, or do not appreciate his peculiar system of protection. He is too sensible a man to make such professions as these. Furthermore, having taken your money, he leaves you, as you wish him to do. He does not persist in following you on the road, against your will; assuming to be your rightful "sovereign," on account of the "protection" he affords you. He does not keep "protecting" you, by commanding you to bow down and serve him; by requiring you to do this, and forbidding you to do that; by robbing you of more money as often as he finds it for his interest or pleasure to do so; and by branding you as a rebel, a traitor, and an enemy to your country, and shooting you down without mercy, if you dispute his authority, or resist his demands. He is too much of a gentleman to be guilty of such impostures, and insults, and villainies as these. In short, he does not, in addition to robbing you, attempt to make you either his dupe or his slave." Credit to Mises Institute Media for the audio of this video. Source: http://mises.org/media/2105/22-The-Na... [19:57] Read the original quote from Lysander Spooner's "No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority": http://praxeology.net/LS-NT-6.htm Listen to the audiobook: http://mises.org/media/category/238/N...
The Tale of the Slave - Robert Nozick
Published on Aug 16, 2011
This is a remix, no copyright intended. "The Tale of the Slave" features in Robert Nozick's book, "Anarchy, State and Utopia". I would recommend re-watching the video to see clearly if Nozick's question is answerable. Credit to TomWoodsTV for the voice-over in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6n1FL... Read the original text: http://www.duke.edu/web/philsociety/t...
THE SAGAN SERIES - The Frontier Is Everywhere
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