S4 E8: Death and Taxes

main idea: capital punishment is trusting the state to make life and death choices for citizens Benjamin Franklin once said “There are only two things certain in life: death and taxes”. With the 2021 tax deadline just behind us in our rearview mirrors it seems fitting to talk about the other certainty, death. Or, moreContinue reading “S4 E8: Death and Taxes”

S2 E8: Hey, you kids get off my lawn!

Main Idea: Property rights are complicated. How do you navigate them? How do you explain them to kids? Link to the podcast All right, in the first place, we think of this as “Don’t hurt people. Don’t take their stuff.” And we think about “stuff” as including property. After all, the founding fathers wanted “life,Continue reading “S2 E8: Hey, you kids get off my lawn!”

S2 E4: Lemonade Stands and Liberty Part 2: Taxes Kill Business

Main Idea: Taxes on the self employed discourage entrepreneurship and try to force us all into corporate control mechanisms; health insurance tied employment, retirement savings tied to employment encourage dependence on corporate entities instead of entrepreneurial ventures and creativity, Link to the podcast Last week, we talked about how licensing laws and ordinances impede entryContinue reading “S2 E4: Lemonade Stands and Liberty Part 2: Taxes Kill Business”