The Liberty Entrepreneurs Podcast is a platform to explore the idea of “building freedom”; a mindset that is actionable, practical and within your control.
The host, Ashe Oro, illustrates this by interviewing liberty-minded entrepreneurs who are building their own free and flexible lifestyle. We dive in to their stories and learn from the successes, failures and experiences along their journey all while remaining true to the ideals of the Free Market.
Join us for a conversation that draws from experiences in engineering, Austrian economics, offshore banking, cryptocurrency/blockchain, digital entrepreneurship and the nomadic lifestyle.
Are you ready to #buildfreedom?
EP90: How John McAfee Builds Freedom
Building Freedom with John McAfee
Most ppl will know John from the antivirus company he founded “McAfee Associates, Inc”, but more recently for his involvement in cryptocurrencies. His no-b******t approach to speaking truth about the government’s desire to control us and how regulations and taxation are preventing a truly free society.
Mr. McAfee and I discuss his early entrepreneurial experiences, compare them to formal education and why blockchain and cryptocurrencies helps create freedom by breaking the chains of fiat money.
You can find John McAfee’s videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzXW7MBzidej4K-ZcTsAm6A
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EP89: Austrian Econ, Bitcoin and Living Free w/ Naomi Brockwell
Bitcoin and Austrian Economics go hand in hand with living a free life.
I recently chatted with Naomi Brockwell about all things crypto, money, banking, Austrian economics, bailouts, roads, Ron Paul and living locally in New Hampshire (the Live Free or Die state).
The nerdiness of this episode will not disappoint you. Naomi can talk the talk and walk the walk, which I appreciate. Trust me, this episode is both informative and entertaining.
Naomi Brockwell is a film and television producer, and creator of NBTV and is currently producing for Stossel and formerly produced for Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel.
She was also the producer for the 2015 feature documentary Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It (Best International Documentary, Anthem Film Festival; Winner of Special Jury Prize, Amsterdam Film Festival), Audition (Best documentary, Lone Star Film Festival) and the Lionsgate thriller, Subconscious.
She emcees some of the biggest blockchain events in the world, and is co-author of the children's book "Billy's Bitcoin".
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You can find Naomi’s daily tech/blockchain videos at www.youtube.com/NaomiBrockwellTV
Other social media:
Thomas Sowell: The Housing Boom and Bust
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Turning the American Dream into a Nightmare
Murray Newton Rothbard: What Has Government Done to Our Money?
EP88: Drugs, Love and Anarchy w/ Sterlin Lujan
0:00:00 Ashe Oro: You are listening to the Liberty Entrepreneurs podcast, episode 88, Drugs, Love and Anarchy. Let's go.
0:19:00 Ashe Oro: Hey, what's up and welcome back all my fellow liberty entrepreneurs around the world. I'm Ashe Oro and I'm here with one of the best people in the world, and I say that, he didn't pay me to say that, but this is one of my good friends, and someone that I respect so much, and it's such a pleasure to have him on the show. Sterlin Lujan. Hey, brother.
0:37:00 Sterlin Lujan: Hey, Ashe, thanks for having me, man, and the feeling's 100% mutual.
0:42:00 Ashe Oro: I appreciate that.
0:42:00 Sterlin Lujan: Lots of love.
0:44:00 Ashe Oro: Yeah, so Sterlin is currently the communications ambassador for bitcoin.com, and many of you may know him as the psychologic anarchist, and we'll get into what that means soon. You can find him at sterlinlujan.com. So definitely go check him out.
1:04:00 Ashe Oro: Sterlin, if you don't mind, give us just a quick background of who you are and what you stand for.
1:08:00 Sterlin Lujan: Sure. Are you sure you want it to be quick, Ashe?
1:16:00 Sterlin Lujan: Well, most people know that I'm an anarchist. If they've ever checked out my material, or looked up my name on Google, you'll find me pretty quickly.
1:26:00 Sterlin Lujan: But I became an anarchist through a certain set of experiences rather than reading a bunch of books or just focusing on the logic of what it means to be an anarchist. That's the traditional route that most people take.
1:42:00 Sterlin Lujan: Back in 2009, roughly 2009, I was ... actually, let's go back just a little bit further, there's something I want to touch on.
1:51:00 Sterlin Lujan: So, around 2006, 2007, I was an unthinking, slobbering zombie who was drooling his way through life. All I did was play video games all the time. I was a college dropout. I was working on a degree at a technical college for graphic design and graphic arts. But I didn't finish that degree. I quit because I was more interested in playing video games and just living an unproductive life, not doing anything. I didn't have any drive or ambition or passion about anything whatsoever.
2:28:00 Sterlin Lujan: Then in roughly, yeah it was about 2007, I think, maybe it was 2006, I was about 26 or 27 years old. And a good friend of mine invited me over to his house and told me that I needed to try something. So I went over to my buddy's house, and he said, "Here, take this pill. It's going to make you really happy." Well, that was an understatement. The pill that he gave me was MDMA, or methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, which is the street name, or that's the pharmaceutical name for ecstasy, which now a lot of the kids are calling molly.
3:07:00 Ashe Oro: Right, MDMA.
3:08:00 Sterlin Lujan: But sometimes molly can be adulterated and be other things, but that's another story. So I took MDMA and this was actual MDMA, and I had an epiphany where I had finally realized that I could do so much more with my life. I realized that I was a lot more intelligent than I had previously thought. And I also had the insight that I was going by what I was told as I was growing up, I was in remedial mathematics classes. I wasn't really very intelligent according to the public education system.
For complete show notes: https://www.libertyentrepreneurs.com/podcasts/episode88-drugs-love-and-anarchy
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Alice Miller Book: For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence
EP87: Unschooling, Homeschooling and Childhood Entrepreneurship
Ashe Oro: Hey what's up everyone? Welcome back to the Liberty Entrepreneurs podcast I'm your host Ashe Oro and I've got David Rodriguez on the show today. He is the founding principal of Valor Academy. It's a private school that empowers students to pursue their own interests and passions utilizing the apprenticeship model, and he's also a publisher of the Underground History of American Education, Volume One by the world renowned school teacher from New York John Taylor Gatto, and he's got another book on the way. So, David welcome to Liberty Entrepreneurs.
David Rodriguez: Ashe, great to be with you. I'm very excited to have this conversation with you man. I'm looking forward to it.
Ashe Oro: Yeah for sure. And I just want to add, I just happened to wear this pineapple shirt today and David said that he had a pineapple shirt so apparently it is pineapple day.
David Rodriguez: Yes. He had it on and he was like, when he said he put it on I said, "Alright let's do it." So we'll have a good pineapple conversation, lighten up the conversation a little bit.
Ashe Oro: Today we're going to be talking about children, and those with younger years than us David. People who are still for whatever reasons forced through schooling to follow someone else's passion rather than their own passions. Fill in the gaps here David. Who are you? What are you passionate about? And how are you building freedom?
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EP86: What is the Free State Project?
0:00 Ashe Oro: You're listening to the Liberty Entrepreneurs Podcast, episode 86, What is the Free State Project? Let's go.
0:19 Ashe Oro: Hey, so what's up, everyone? Welcome to the Liberty Entrepreneurs Podcast. I've got on the show today a very interesting guy who I've known for a couple years, and he's actually a client of Liberty Virtual Assistants. We got Rodger Paxton. He is on the board of the Free State Project in New Hampshire, which is the reason that I brought him on, but he's also the producer of PorcFest. If my libertarian audience knows what PorcFest is, this is one of the key guys that creates PorcFest for you, and he's the founder and host of The LAVA Flow Podcast, which is part of the Pax Libertas Productions Network. Rodger, welcome to Liberty Entrepreneurs.
0:58 Rodger Paxton: Thanks for having me, Ashe. It's great to connect.
1:00 Ashe Oro: Yeah. Rodger, let's just get started here. What is the Free State Project, and how did you hear about it?
1:07 Rodger Paxton: The Free State Project was started, oh, goodness, about 15 years ago, I guess, now as a ... It was a thesis that Jason Sorens was doing for one of his degrees and was basically an idea of bringing a bunch of libertarians, 20,000, to one small state so they could centralize their activism, their voting, whatever libertarians can do to make that state the freest state in the country, possibly, and exert the maximum effort that they could to make that happen.
1:38 Rodger Paxton: It started, like I said, about 15 years ago. They looked at 10 different states. New Hampshire won the vote, and so then people started moving here almost immediately 10 or 12 years ago, matter of fact, I know several people who have been here for 10 years. I first found out about it in 2010 I believe it was, at the National Libertarian Party Convention. They had a booth there, of all things, and my wife and I were talking to the folks, and I'm for Arkansas. I'm from the deep South.
2:08 Ashe Oro: Right.
2:08 Rodger Paxton: I'm from hot, humid. That's what I love, right? I thought, "There's no way I'm ever going to move to New Hampshire. It snows, and it's cold." I didn't think about it for years, and then after being the chairman of the Libertarian Party for a while and banging my head against that wall, I realized, I've got to do something different. Something has to change.
2:26 Ashe Oro: Yes.
2:27 Rodger Paxton: We started looking at it again. Three years ago, actually, next week will be our three-year anniversary we moved up here, and I've loved being here. It's been amazing journey.
2:36 Ashe Oro: I believe you're a Ron Paul as well, likewise. I remember him saying back in the 2008 election cycle this concept of vote with your feet. What does that mean, and how does the Free State Project tie into that?
Free State Project: https://www.fsp.org/Join/
PAX Libertas Productions: https://paxlibertas.com/about/
The LAVA Flow Podcast: https://thelavaflow.com/
EP85 - Take Control of Your Blockchain Identity w/ Scatter
Ashe Oro: Hey, what's up everyone? Welcome back to the Liberty Entrepreneurs podcast. I'm your host, Ashe Oro, and today on the show, we've got Nathan James. You probably don't know who that is, but he's also known as N.S. James. He's the founder of Scatter, which manages signatures, identity, reputation, and your security on blockchains, including Ethereum; EOS, my favorite; recently, Tron; and possibly Bitcoin in the future.
Ashe Oro: Nathan, thanks for joining us.
Nathan James: Thank you for having me.
Ashe Oro: Everyone in the EOS community knows who you are, but just in case they've been living under a rock for the past six months or so, who are you and how did you find the whole blockchain thing?
Nathan James: Well, I'm Nathan James. That's who I am, right?
Ashe Oro: Or are you N. S. James?
Nathan James: Or am I N. S. James? I don't even know anymore. [crosstalk 00:00:53] handles.
Ashe Oro: The programmer formerly known as.
Nathan James: Yes, the programmer formerly known as Nathan. I'm just a programmer who likes the idea of blockchain, loves the idea of blockchain. You know, there's a thing in blockchain where, once you get it into your head, you just can't sleep anymore. All you do is dream is about blockchain and I think that it's really true. It is. I haven't slept since EOS was launched, but when I do sleep, I sleep of blockchain.
Ashe Oro: I was going to say, "In like five years."
Nathan James: Yeah, in like five years. Exactly.
Ashe Oro: So what is Scatter? In your own words, what is it?
Nathan James: A lot of people seem to focus on its single sign-on aspect, but that's the smallest part of it. Scatter is a multi-blockchain key protector. It allows you to sign things on the blockchain without ever exposing your key to the thing that you're signing it on, so applications, desktops, games, whatever. It helps you protect yourself. That's its first and foremost goal.
Nathan James: Now, we're starting to also add identity on top of that. We're starting to add reputation on top of that. Single sign-on is a byproduct of the identity and reputation. You can log into applications locally without having to give up your information to Facebook, Google, Twitter, whatever.
Ashe Oro: I know that this started and you're big in the EOS community, but why did you also decide to support these other chains like Ethereum, Tron, and I think possibly, Bitcoin?
Nathan James: It goes back to what we're fighting, right? We're not fighting Ethereum as EOSers. We're not fighting Tron as Ethereumers. We're fighting banks, we're fighting governments. It's hard to say that on camera, right? We're fighting FICO scores. We're trying to fight centralized components. Fighting between us, between other blockchains, isn't constructive. It's not helpful.
Nathan James: I've taken a very agnostic approach with Scatter and we're just going to add all the blockchains. It will allow us to do amazing things in the future.
Ashe Oro: And why did you start developing Scatter on EOS and for that community specifically?
Full show notes here: https://www.libertyentrepreneurs.com/podcasts/episode85-take-control-of-your-blockchain-identity-w/-scatter
Twitter : https://twitter.com/get_scatter
YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/user/grandmoren1
Digital Nomad freedom
Ashe knows what he's talkin about! And I love that his mantra is centred around greating freedom to enable us to live life to the fullest. And I happen to meet Ashe at a talk he gave about Crypto cashflow. Hope to get him on my own podcast sometime!
Expands Your Thoughts
Really enjoying the podcast. Helps you stretch your thought process and learn
I'm big into the liberty movement and I'm a lifelong entrepreneur, so it's great that there's a podcast that merges the two. Ashe is a great host – I'm looking forward to more and more great shows!