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In this monthly podcast, released on the first Monday of each month, Michel and his guests will take you on an epicurean intellectual journey, exploring liberty, current issues and social sciences... all the while enjoying a sip of wine! Liberty & Wine is available on all major podcast platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Ballados and Podcast Addict. Mr. David Salerno made this initiative possible through his founding donation. https://www.libertyandwine.com

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In this monthly podcast, released on the first Monday of each month, Michel and his guests will take you on an epicurean intellectual journey, exploring liberty, current issues and social sciences... all the while enjoying a sip of wine! Liberty & Wine is available on all major podcast platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Ballados and Podcast Addict. Mr. David Salerno made this initiative possible through his founding donation. https://www.libertyandwine.com

    6 - The Promises and Perils of Cryptocurrencies in 2021

    6 - The Promises and Perils of Cryptocurrencies in 2021

    For this sixth episode of Liberty & Wine, our guest is Peter, a research fellow in economic policy at The Heritage Foundation, and a personal friend of mine. Our conversation revolves around the recent developments, positive and negative, in the world of cryptocurrencies. This month's wine is a Sancerre. Michel's brief editorial is about the risks for freedom of expression and the diversity of thought associated with the government financing of media outlets.

    This month’s links:

    For the wine
    https://www.vivino.com/CA/en/paul-cherrier-sancerre/w/1195098?year=2019

    To Follow Peter
    https://www.heritage.org/staff/peter-st-onge
    https://twitter.com/profstonge

    • 46 min
    5 – A Better Approach to International Development

    5 – A Better Approach to International Development

    My guest for this fifth episode is Matt, President of the Atlas Network. He will tell us about one of his personal passions: Doing Development Differently, which espouses a different vision and, more importantly, a different approach to helping the poorer countries of the world develop and lift themselves out of poverty.
    For this month’s wine, I will be reviewing a rosé that isn’t actually a rosé: the Vieil Aven 2020, from the small town of Tavel in the south of France, just north of Avignon.
    Matt Waner’s book : https://www.amazon.ca/Poverty-Freedom-Studies-Economic-Development/dp/0578557541
    Atlas Network 2021 Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner:  https://www.atlasnetwork.org/events/liberty-forum-freedom-dinner
    Wine selection: https://www.vivino.com/CA/en/les-vignerons-de-tavel-domaine-du-vieil-aven-tavel-rose/w/1198314?year=2020

    • 41 min
    4 - Advanci​ng Freedom through Culture

    4 - Advanci​ng Freedom through Culture

    For this fourth episode of Liberty & Wine, my guest is Lindy, a singer-songwriter and a long-time activist for the cause of freedom, as well as a personal friend of mine. We discuss his musical development, as well as the crucial importance for friends of freedom to be more involved in cultural creations such as movies, novels, and songs.
    For this month’s wine, I will be reviewing a Rosé Champagne, more particularly the Forget Brimont Brut Premier Cru. At $55 a bottle, it offers an excellent quality-price ratio.

    Stand Up For Freedom song : https://lindymusic.com/single/38868/stand-up-for-freedom

    Stand Up For Freedom video : https://www.funfreedom.org/stand-up-for-freedom-lindy-vopnfjord/
    Lindy’s website: https://lindymusic.com/music
    Wine selection : https://www.vivino.com/CA/en/fr-forget-brimont-brut-rose-champagne-premier-cru/w/1743558
     

    • 33 min
    3 - The Free State Project

    3 - The Free State Project

    My guest for the third episode of Liberty & Wine is Carla. Author, activist, attorney, and genuine freedom fighter, she tells me all about her diverse background and her involvement in the Free State Project. 
    The wine I am recommending this month is the 2016 Luigi Righetti Amarone della Valpolicella, a bold Italian red wine with a complex nose.
    This month’s links:
    Wine selection: https://www.vivino.com/CA/en/luigi-righetti-amarone-della-valpolicella/w/91761?year=2016 
    Free State Project: https://www.fsp.org/ 
    Porcupine Freedom Festival: https://porcfest.com/ 

    • 45 min
    2- The Economic Value of Freedom of Expression and the Epicurean Roots of Classical Liberalism

    2- The Economic Value of Freedom of Expression and the Epicurean Roots of Classical Liberalism

    In this episode, I first welcome Maria Lily to talk about the economic value of freedom of expression. You may be surprised by how much you stand to gain if freedom of speech were to improve. I then have a chat with my dear friend Martin, who explains the Epicurean roots of classical liberalism and why this philosophical movement fell victim to the spread of fake news.
    This month’s wine selection is the Château Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Médoc 2016, a Bordeaux-style red blend. This generously structured wine offers a great bang for your buck, with a price tag of approximately $27 a bottle. This cru bourgeois will pair nicelywith a rack of lamb, roast beef, or some good cheese (especially blue cheese).
     
    This month’s links:
    Wine selection: Château Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Médoc 2016 
    The economic value of freedom of expression: Canada Must Do More to Protect and Encourage Freedom of Expression
    The Epicurean roots of classical liberalism: The Epicurean Roots of Some Classical Liberal and Misesian Concepts

    • 39 min
    1 - Wealth Taxes & the Mongol Conquest of China

    1 - Wealth Taxes & the Mongol Conquest of China

    In this very first episode of Liberty & Wine, my friend Peter and I discuss how wealth taxes end up hurting Main Street and modern lessons from the Mongol Conquest of China, all the while savouring a glass of a Greek wine. 
    This month’s wine selection is the Santo Wines Assyrtiko Santorini 2019, a white wine from the volcanic island of Santorini. The Assyrtiko grape is arguably Greece’s most iconic wine grape variety, and depending on which specific bottle of Assyrtiko wine you treat yourself too, the price typically ranges between CA$17 and CA$35.
     
    This month’s links:
    Wine selection: Santo Wines Assyrtiko Santorini 2019
    The Mongol Conquest of China: How Paper Money Led to the Mongol Conquest – Money and the Collapse of Song China
    Wealth taxes: Wealth Taxes End Up Hurting Main Street

    • 36 min

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