Welcome to Flagship Freedom, where you’re on the frontline in the war of ideas.
This weekly podcast hosted by Dan and Michael explores core problems of philosophy through the lens of a free society. Programs alternate monthly between four categories: guest and listener call-ins (Guests), the examination of current events (Happenings), in-person dialogue with opposing viewpoints (Dialogue), and the discussion of philosophy (Philosophy).
All are welcome to listen, few will remain unchanged, and none are censored. Feel free to use the escape pod; it’s there for a reason.
The Power of Principle
Not all heroes wear capes. This week’s guest, author of The Voluntaryist Comic Series (www.volcomic.com) demonstrates just how easily the thin razor of principle slices through political b******t like a hot knife through…. well, b******t. From the ridiculous “libertarian fascism” sub-movement to the political hysteria du jour, learn how principle can be your guiding light (and you don’t have to sacrifice pragmatism while you’re at it).
YALgate with Kristen Jones
YAL (Young Americans for Liberty) is in some hot water after disillusioned student interns blow whistle over fraud and general political hackery. Kristen Jones shares her firsthand account on this episode of Flagship Freedom.
Discussions with an Anarchist Communist
After many, many attempts to engage in debate with a real live communist (a syndicalist, to be precise) Danny has finally found a willing participant! Topics range from systemic coercion and rights to scarce resources and more. Decide for yourself!
Anarcho-Fascism? Tackling Tactics with Love, Life, and Anarchy
The liberty movement has no doubt become divided within the last 1 to 2 years. While some choose to stand by the timeless non-aggression principle, many prominent figures have been calling for a departure from principle in order to avert supposed short-term disasters. Some even openly advocate for Fascism. How can this be? Join Flagship Freedom with guest Adrian from Love, Life, and Anarchy to discuss this controversial (and perhaps contradictory) tactic, as well as related ideologies like collectivism, racism, Nazism, and more.
Not all self-proclaimed anarchists are capitalists. In fact, anarcho-communists reject capitalism vehemently. Clearly, “AnCaps” and “AnComs” can’t both be right. Is property theft? Is capitalism voluntary? Is profit exploitative? Dive into the rabbit hole of philosophy with Danny boy and repeat guest “The Pholosopher” for an examination of this alternative anarchic concept.
FF028: Spontaneous Schooling in the Third World
Almost ten years after publishing his seminal work called The Beautiful Tree, Professor James Tooley joins Michael on the Flagship to talk about the ever stunning phenomenon of low-cost education spontaneously appearing in third world countries all over the globe. The most remarkable thing? They outperform government run schools!
The two dig into the professor’s research leading up to the publication of his book, what he has discovered since, and his brave new endeavors in a first world country!
* The Beautiful Tree
* Tedx Talk with Professor Tooley
* “Low-cost private schools WON’T work”
* “Low-cost private schools WILL work”
* Imprisoned in India