FREECAST S02E02: $88,000 Pull Out w/ Special Guest Jake Desyllas

Tom The Freecast

On this week’s episode: Learn to live your principles with Jake Desyllas. Pence NFL stunt costs taxpayers. Who has Atlas Shrugged influenced? And an update on Catalonia’s bid for independence – including a first-hand report!

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Featuring Hosts: Matt Carano, Mike Vine, and Nick Boyle

Special Guests: Jake Desyllas

Editor: Matt Carano

News (10 min)

Events (5 mins)

  • Powwow this Sunday…
  • Feast of the Freecoast (but we’ll ask ppl to contact us for when and where)…

Special Segment (10 mins)


This Week in Liberty (5 mins)

  • 60 years ago this week Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged released
    • October 10th 1957
    • Topped #3 on NY Times Bestseller list. 22 weeks on the list
    • After the “Great Recession” Charted #1 in Fiction and literature on Amazon
    • Influence
      • Reason Magazine: Free Minds and Free Markets is taken directly from John Galt
      • Walter Block credits Rand from turning him from a commie to libertarianism
      • Alex Epstein, author of “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels”
      • Penn Jillette
      • Ron Paul
      • Mary Ruwart credits Atlas Shrugged as her introduction to libertarian ideas.
      • Even some mainstream people have said they’re influenced by Ayn Rand
        • Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice SCOTUS
        • Jimmy Wales, Co-Founder of Wikipedia ran an email list discussing Rand’s philosophy
        • Glenn Beck
        • Paul Ryan
      • A 3 movie series which has been ranked horribly by critics. Part 3 was ranked 0% on Rotten Tomatoes
    • Rand wasn’t perfect and didn’t even like the term “libertarian”
      • Claim: Europeans and their descendants were justified in removing Indians from their lands because the Indians didn’t believe in property rights Link

Praxeum 2.0

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  • Question for NH listeners: We’ve made great strides towards liberty in the last 12 months. What’s next to achieve, and how do we do it?

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