What is voluntaryism, and why have I chosen it as my personal philosophy? What’s in the News with stories on philanthropy for the win, government protecting itself, censorship, FOSTA/SESTA, and Defense Distributed. And, finally, an Ancap App segment on the Ghost Gunner app and machine that allows you to legally make guns at your home without the government being involved. This episode is brought to you by ZenCash, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security done right. Also brought to you by Free Talk Live, providing you with fresh, pro-liberty content 7 days a week on more than 180 radio stations across the country. 

 

WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES

As many of you know, I do a separate podcast on the Pax Libertas Productions network called Essential Libertarianism: Selected Readings from Voluntaryist.com. As the name implies, I take articles from Voluntaryist.com and read them so they can be easily digested in audio format by those who may not have time to read articles all day. But why do I do this?
 
I happened upon a book, Neither Bullets Nor Ballots: Essays on Voluntaryism some time ago that really spoke to me. I had been migrating to a non-political libertarian position for some time, but once I read this book, I was hooked. This book from the early 80’s spoke to exactly why I was moving in that direction, so I reached out to the person primarily behind this book and the website Voluntaryist.com to see about doing the new show with his material. He quickly agreed, and now I have just under 40 episodes at EssentialLibertarianism.com covering topics from non-voting to activism, to homeschooling, and so much more, with a ton more episodes to come out.
 
But, I haven’t really taken the time on this show to talk about why I moved into non-political libertarianism, so I thought I would take the time to talk about that on this episode.
 
Do not fear, this show will not be changing much at all, only some of the items I select for news or segments will change slightly. I also plan to bring some nuggets I’ve learned from other sources to you as well. Many of those sources can already be found at EssentialLibertarianism.com/books if you are interested in looking through them or purchasing them. This is a list of some of the non-political libertarian books that helped me get to this point.
 

WHAT’S IN THE NEWS

In philanthropy for the win news, love him or hate him, and I understand both sides of that argument, Elon Musk announced on Twitter that he will fund fixing the remaining homes in Flint, Michigan that are still without safe and clean running water. The public health crisis has raged since 2014 when the town changed water sources as a cost-saving measure.

In the government protects itself news, a federal court has ruled that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners cannot be held liable for abuse claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

In censorship is real news, prisoners locked away in the United States are offered a few luxuries while serving their sentence, and apparently reading the Game of Thrones books is not always one of them. You would think it would be banned because of the gratuitous violence, but apparently, at least one prison had a different reason for banning the books.

In no shit Sherlock news, more police are admitting that FOSTA/SESTA has made it much more difficult to catch pimps and traffickers.

In thank you government news, wow, isn’t the government gracious! As Harry Brown once said, “the government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See, if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.” This is certainly the case for Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed.

 

ANCAP APPS

Speaking of Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed, a project I’ve been following for a long time came to mid to talk about for a new Ancap Apps segment.

I’m speaking of the Ghost Gunner product that Defense Distributed sells which allows you to construct fully functioning rifles and handguns from the comfort of your own home using a simple software application connected to a small, personal CNC mill.